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The Italian Packaging Institute has completed a new important project, with the acquisition of the Ethical Packaging Charter, whose values have become the pillars for the establishment of a foundation, totally dedicated to the dissemination of the packaging scientific culture and sustainability.

June 5, 2020


On 29 May, in Piacenza, at the office of the notary Eloisa Alessandra Luini, Anna Paola Cavanna, President of the Italian Packaging Institute, signed the deed of incorporation of the Ethical Packaging Charter Foundation, of which she assumed the office of President. The Board of Directors of the Foundation includes Michele Amigoni – Barilla and Ciro Sinagra – Laminazione Sottile, as Vice Presidents, the bord Directors Chiara Faenza – Coopitalia and Antonio Feola – Unionfood. The operational management is Francesco Legrenzi, director of the Foundation, while Mauro Peveri has received the post of sole auditor.

The foundation takes its name from the Ethical Packaging Charter, born in 2015, from a shared reflection between Edizioni Dativo and Politecnico di Milano, which gave life to a document of principles useful to accompany packaging towards a more conscious future.

LThe Ethics Charter was conceived as a tool for a “system culture”, based on 10 basic values, which must be found in the packaging: responsibility, balance, safety, accessibility, transparency, information, contemporaneity, foresight, education and sustainability.
The Italian Packaging Institute in 2015 shared these values and, today more than ever, considers them current and recognized by industry operators as well as consumers. For this reason, it considered it strategic to base the newly created Foundation on them.


The Foundation aims to promote culture, training, education and to update the people who, on a professional or voluntary basis, operate in the sectors of activity and the promotion or participation in research activities, on the topics of particular interest, in the sectors in which the Foundation’s activities are carried out, also through the implementation of experimental initiatives.


Many projects care already being studied for the future activities of the Foundation: Study commissions for the environmental sustainability of packaging, university and post-graduate training, awards for scientific research and ethical progress related to packaging, publications and other activities to improve the packaging chain. Above all, the implementation of the 10 basic values that underpin the backbone of the Ethical Charter of packaging are the first goal, through constant development aimed at updating packaging with respect to the needs of modern society.


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