The commitment of Saip and the Como district entrepreneurs to pay the suppliers enshrined in the Ethical Manifesto.

In such a situation of dramatic emergency, as it is today, the risk that the short-circuit of payments may cause the collapse of whole parts of the production chains is absolutely high.

The only possible way out is that of a strategy based on social cohesion to avoid even more serious damage than the ones we are witnessing in the present.

The Ethical Manifesto was born from this awareness and from the initiative of a large group of entrepreneurs of the Como District which, in recent days, have drawn up a document containing the principles and values that inspire the manifesto:

The document is divided into four points, simple and clear:

First, whoever can contribute to keeping the supply chains and districts liquid. We know well that at this moment there are companies in severe difficulties, but the others can do it, without making excuses and taking advantage of the moment.

Second, we take on a commitment that we have defined ethical to protect our manufacturing district, the integrity of the supply chains is a fundamental value for everyone.

Third, we take responsibility for promoting loyalty and fairness, in particular by honoring all payment agreements.

Fourth, we are committed to avoiding pretentious arguments of commercial nature (lost of payments suffered) or of legal nature (force majeure), to procrastinate the respect of the agreements entered into in the pre-crisis phase.

The Ethical Manifesto has already been signed by over eighty companies, including Saip, and the campaign of subscriptions has been going on with success even if it is not so obvious to expose oneself on such delicate subjects in such a complex moment. More than 80 companies have joined so far. Large and small ones. Together they represent around 4 billion in turnover a significant part of the Como District economy.

With satisfaction we noticed that all the main production chains are involved (from textiles to wood-furniture, from tourism to food) and that, in any case, the collection of adhesions will continue also in the coming days.