A cooperative and modern business, CMB is the fruit of its history, past and recent, and the values deriving from

experience that have enabled it to combine economic and employment growth, security and social progress.

Articles of association

The articles of association are a fundamental legal instrument that regulates the organization and operations of the cooperative. They establish the registered office, the duration of the cooperative, its mutualistic purpose and relations with the cooperative’s members. It also sets out the ethical principles underlying the business (art. 5), the management bodies, technical and administration operations, the conduct of members and participation in the cooperative.

Cooperative Regulations

The regulations are internal instruments to establish clear and well-defined rules to follow. The six regulations refer to the conduct of any additional employment relationship of the members, the cooperative’s corporate governance and organization, cooperative and mutualistic relations of the members, loans to members, the regulation of investor members and the fund for technological development, business restructuring and development, and capital shares in the cooperative.

Ethical code

The Ethical Code is the tool chosen by CMB to promote the concrete application of the values on which the social contract and the principles established by the Cooperative Articles of Association are based. It lays down the requirements and constraints which must underpin business activities. The document condemns any breach of human rights and any form of relationship with criminal or illegal activities which are contrary to the cooperation’s principles.

Policies for quality, occupational safety, the environment and social responsibility

In order to ensure that its workers enjoy the best possible health, safety and rights, as well as its respect for the environment, CMB has decided to promote the development and continuous improvement of a coherent and comprehensive management tool. The Integrated Management System sets out the organisation’s policy for occupational health and safety and for the environment. Corporate social responsibility policies, developed over a number of years within a specific programme, are today fully incorporated inside the management system in view of CMB’s objective of obtaining SA8000 certification. All staff are required to apply the management system in relation to their individual duties and responsibilities.

Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility is an integral part of CMB’s fundamental values, an aspect today which is of increasing importance for the organisation’s development. These include worker participation in business management, mutuality, workers’ rights and the commitment, corruption prevention, in its economic activities, to generate social value through the projects carried out by the enterprise.

The collaboration and commitment of employees, suppliers and partners involved in company production processes is required.

Social Responsibility employees policy (IT)

Social Responsibility suppliers policy (IT)

Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct

Social Responsability path

Below are listing the documents relating to CMB’s Corporate Social Responsibility process

One hundred years of Cooperative Membership 1908-2008

2006-2008 Corporate Social Responsibility Plan

Social Responsability in CMB 2012-2020

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