The benefit Corporation (RI)GENERIAMO originates from the collaboration between Cooperativa Sociale Agricoltura Capodarco, Associazione Bricolage del Cuore, Social Enterprise ConVoi Lavoro, Cooperativa Liberitutti with the support of Leroy Merlin Italia.

The common goal is to GENERATE new economies to REGENERATE PEOPLE, PRODUCTS and PERIMETERS by promoting an inclusive economy that promotes, in an entrepreneurial perspective, people in their diversity and to include people and products in the current market system, otherwise excluded, recognizing their value and generating new perimeters.

Why did we choose a snail?

Snails are slow and for this reason it represents proceeding gradually but safely towards a goal. The snail, through its own contact with the earth, becomes a symbol of concreteness. The spiral of the shell, a metaphor of rebirth and creation, graphically represents our strategy and the two levels of intervention, one complementary to the other: responsibility and generativity that converge together towards the generation of economic, environmental, human and social value.

Our Identity

The first and third Articles of the Italian Constitution are the inspiring and founding principles of RI(GENERIAMO) as we want to give concrete answers to the UN objectives 1, 8, 10, 12 and 13 through labour and inclusion.

Italy is a democratic Republic founded on labour. (Art. 1)

All citizens have equal social dignity and are equal before the law, without distinction of sex, race, language, religion, political opinion, personal and social conditions. It is the duty of the Republic to remove those obstacles of an economic or social nature which constrain the freedom and equality of citizens, thereby impeding the full development of the human person and the effective participation of all workers in the political, economic and social organisation of the country. (Art. 3)

Objective 1: putting an end to all forms of poverty in the world

Objective 8: encouraging lasting, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and suitable work for everyone

Objective 10: reducing inequality within and among Nations

Objective 12: ensuring sustainable production and consumption

Objective 13: promoting actions, on all levels, to fight climate change

We are a Benefit Corporation

The Benefit Corporation is a legal status designed for for-profit Companies that want to go beyond mere profit, and who want to maximize their positive impact on society and the environment. Benefit Corporations have an obligation to integrate in their statute, in addition to profit objectives, the purpose of having a positive impact on the society and habitat. The Benefit Corporation is not a social enterprise or a charity organization, it is an evolution of traditional business models. Benefit Corporations have been introduced in Italy since January 2016, making Italy the second sovereign in the world – after the USA – to recognize this type of for-profit company.