Olivetti, the company specialising in IoT solutions and Big Data that operates as part of TIM Enterprise, has expanded its corporate purpose and become a Benefit Corporation: an innovative business committed to operating in a sustainable and transparent manner in the interest of the community.
In addition to profit, Benefit Corporations pursue specific purposes for the common good, with the aim of generating value for citizens, businesses and manufacturing organisations across the country and were introduced in Italy in 2016. Amending its bylaws to become a Benefit Corporation is a significant milestone for Olivetti, which strengthens its commitment to promote the digitalisation of the country in an innovative way and in accordance with the TIM Group’s sustainability objectives. It also represents the natural evolution of a company founded on strong values that are well-known all over the world.
Olivetti has been supported in this process by NATIVA, the Regenerative Design Company which is helping hundreds of companies achieve a radical evolution towards regenerative economic models.
By becoming a Benefit Corporation, Olivetti undertakes to help create a sustainable digitalised society where everyone is responsible for protecting ecosystems.
Ethics and sustainability are part of the DNA of Olivetti, which has always made people’s quality of life central to its plans. With today's announcement, the company has confirmed its intention to operate in such a way as to optimise its positive impact on employees, local communities and the environment.
“Benefit Corporations are a community of companies intent on establishing and disseminating a more advanced and sustainable business model, in terms of both social and environmental impact. Olivetti has decided to embark on this process, in which all employees will be involved”, underlines Olivetti’s CEO Quang Ngo Dinh.
“In 1955, in Pozzuoli, Adriano Olivetti asked himself: “Can industry set itself goals? Are these to be found in profit figures alone? Is there not [...] a vocation even in the life of a factory?”. Today, after more than 60 years, the concept of Vocation is still alive and inspires entrepreneurs and managers who transform their companies into Benefit Corporations, making their purpose official. We are delighted that another TIM Group company like Olivetti has made this transition”, says Paolo Di Cesare, co-founder of NATIVA.