Our principles

Transparency and fairness have always been among the core principles that guide our management to maintain good relationships within the Consortium and its partners. That is why, in 2010, we decided to adopt an ethical code. Those who are part of the Consortium or deal with it are invited to observe it.
This code embodies our total commitment in adopting a responsible behaviour towards ourselves and the people who work with us, towards the territory where we work, weave relationships, establish agreements and partnerships. As a further proof of our commitment to those principles, we have decided to adopt the “Model 231”.
The aim of “Model 231” is to deliver a model of organisation, management and control capable of preventing crimes such as those formerly listed in the Italian legislative decree no. 231/2001. Such decree contemplates civil liability for collective organisations in case of crimes committed by individuals holding positions of responsibility within such organisations. Crimes from which the aforementioned organisations might profit.
The adoption of “Model 231” also establishes a supervisory committee, whose task is to watch over the compliance with the provisions of “Model 231”.
Model 231’s purpose is to avert unethical conducts in the management of the Consortium and its activities, conducts which might compromise the fundamental, trustworthy relationship between the Consortium itself and those who deal with it on a regular basis: its associates, consumers, the operators involved in the various stages of the Grana Padano production and distribution chain, the local communities in the area of production where Grana Padano is being produced.
The Ethical Code is a set of principles and rules aimed at clarifying the values that should inform a fair, effective management of the Consortium, its actions and activities, its socio-ethical responsibilities.
The purpose of the Ethical Code is to increase the trust in the conduct of the Consortium and to promote a model of organisation, management and control which should deter any kind of illicit behaviour.
Ethical Code .pdf