(ANSA) – CITTÀ DI CASTELLO (PERUGIA), NOVEMBER 17 – The Umbrian cooperative Ceramiche Noi has asked that the impact of the energy crisis on companies be mitigated to ensure the competitiveness of European companies to Nicolas Schmit, European commissioner for work and human rights social. He did so during the panel “The social dimension of the green transition” at the European Forum on Employment and Social Rights organized in Brussels by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.
“Being here today representing cooperatives and companies and receiving compliments directly from Schmit means that perhaps we are all doing something good” said Lorenzo Giornelli, commercial director and administrator of the Città di Castello cooperative.
According to reports from Legacoop, the European Commissioner expressed gratitude and compliments to the cooperation in response, emphasizing its solidity in a time of crisis and praising its functional model, different from the usual canons. He then underlined that although the green economy is the future that many companies, such as Ceramiche Noi, are already looking at, it alone cannot be enough with such significant increases. For this reason – the Commissioner underlined – the EU Commission is working hard to resolve the situation and lower prices for both citizens and businesses.
The story of Ceramiche Noi, associated with Legacoop, starts in 2019 when the old owner communicated the relocation to Armenia. Faced with the possibility of losing their jobs, the employees joined the cooperative by becoming workers buyout, purchasing the machinery used by the old property and renting out the shed. They also had the company logo tattooed on their skin, to underline the awareness of their choice, with the slogan “All for one, a dream for all”. They have thus won back old customers, doubled the workforce, turnover, faced a pandemic up to the heart of the European institutions.
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