The Paolo Vitelli company was named the recipient of the “Company Award for Safety” by Confindustria and INAIL, as endorsed by the President of the Republic.

May 02, 2012


After recently obtaining the BS OHSAS 18001 certification for Occupational Health and Safety, the company continues to pursue the development of safety and liability measures.

Yesterday, Azimut-Benetti Group became the world’s first  private boating company to receive the “Company Award for Safety” in the High Risk category, a great honour awarded to companies with 250 or more employees. 

The announcement of the winners took place in Rome during the “Safety is always worthwhile” conference organised by Confindustria in collaboration with INAIL, with Labour Minister Elsa Fornero, Confindustria President Emma Marcegaglia, and trade union associations attending. 

It was the first edition of the “Company Award for Safety”, a recognition created by Confindustria and INAIL - and endorsed by the President of the Republic - which represents a major contribution to spreading  a culture of safety throughout the entire Italian manufacturing industry.

The purpose of the award is to foster a  company culture of health and safety and disseminate best practices by honouring companies that distinguish themselves through their concrete commitment to health and safety and their success in putting this into practice.

In his message about the conference sent  to Emma Marcegaglia, President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano says: "Now more than ever, institutions, industry, and social organisations are being called upon to take all measures necessary to ensure compliance with standards and to safeguard the health  and well-being of workers. I would like to express my deepest appreciation to the companies being recognised here today for having invested in and implemented accident prevention measures at their locations, thereby promoting a company safety culture, which is a tangible indication of civility and social progress”.

Paolo Vitelli, President of the Azimut Benetti Group said: “We are honoured to receive this award, especially since it proves that despite the challenging times our sector is experiencing, this company has never stopped investing in and committing to safety and protecting the health of all our employees”.

The official award ceremony is scheduled  for June 12 and will be attended by the President of the Republic.