Governance

We adopt a set of internal rules and external control systems that enable us to act rigorously and efficiently and help ensure a high degree of reliability and independence in all aspects of what we do.

Our governance structure, based on the principles of autonomy and independence, combines operational efficiency with product excellence, protecting the interests of all of the stakeholders in the value chain.

We perform our role ethically and rigorously and our production chain is guaranteed and certified by means of external, independent, and reliable control systems.

Consortium bodies and independence

“The consortium contract involves several entrepreneurs setting up a joint organisation to regulate and execute certain aspects of their respective undertakings”

Art. 2602 of the Civil Code.

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The  San Daniele Consortium is a private consortium established pursuant to Art. 2602 et seq. of the Civil Code and made up of companies that act solely and exclusively in their own names and on their own behalf.

The governance model that we have adopted ensures that the administrators, i.e. the producers themselves, operate in the general interests of the sector and indeed of all consortium members. Our Articles of Association ensure that the Board of Directors acts with neutrality and impartiality from an administrative perspective, assigning certain roles exclusively, autonomously and independently to the General Manager and the structure of the consortium.

Assembly of Consortium Members

The Assembly is made up of all members of the Consortium. It approves the financial statements, elects the members of the Board of Directors and rules on other matters referred to it by the Board.

Board of Directors

Elected by the Assembly of Consortium Members, the Board of Directors has full power over the ordinary and extraordinary management of the Consortium, including the task of ruling on the admission of new Consortium members.

Chairman

Elected from among the members of the Board of Directors, the Chairman is the legal representative of the Consortium and is responsible for ensuring that the Consortium operates in accordance with the resolutions adopted by the Board, among other responsibilities.

General Manager

Appointed by the Board of Directors, the GM has sole functional autonomy in managing the Consortium. The GM is the head of personnel and is responsible for protection and monitoring services They are also the signatory and legal representative of the Consortium when it comes to the acts for which it is responsible in accordance with the Articles of Association and all acts of ordinary administration, as well as for any activities expressly delegated to them by the Board of Directors. The General Manager implements the resolutions of the consortium bodies and manages the operational structure of the Consortium, which is itself divided into six areas, namely brand protection, marketing and external relations, administrative services, environmental services, technical services and technical secretariat services.

Value chain management committee

The value chain management committee, made up of equal numbers of breeders, abattoir representatives and prosciutto producers, provides guidance and consultancy services for consortium members with regard to the value chain and in relation to the application of the Production Specifications and regulations adopted by the Consortium.

Integrity and values

Our daily commitment to guaranteeing consumers a product that is unique, natural and rigorously traced at every stage of the production process is based on the values of integrity, collaboration and transparency.

In order to protect and maintain the trust that consumers place in us, the Prosciutto di San Daniele Consortium uses a number of precision tools that promote the values of integrity and ethics in all aspects of what it does.

Articles of Association

The Articles of Association are the set of principles and general rules that determine the structure of the Consortium, along with its roles and responsibilities.

Code of Ethical Conduct

The Code outlines the values and responsibilities that Consortium bodies, employees and all those who carry out professional activities in the name or on behalf of the Consortium adopt in their own activities.

Organisational, Management and Control Model

pursuant to Leg. Dec. no. 231/01

This Model aims to establish the guiding principles for ensuring sound business management practices that minimise risk and prevent any offences from being committed.

Consortium Quality Policy

This Policy is the document outlining the principles and actions designed to ensure that the activities of the Consortium are correctly managed, executed and verified.

The Excellence and Sustainability Model

The Excellence and Sustainability Model outlines the values, responsibilities and concrete sustainability measures that we adopt and implement in order to generate value for the environment and people.