FINALLY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN THE CONSTITUTION
With the official amendment of the Italian Republic’s Constitution, the protection of the environment and biodiversity becomes one of the pillars of our country.
A necessary step in line with the new environmental awareness, in a country like Italy that holds the record of infringement procedures and violations of European directives on the environment and climate laws.
With the reform, "the protection of the environment, biodiversity and ecosystems, in the interest of future generations", is included among the fundamental principles of the Constitutional Charter (Article 9 of the Constitution).
“The Republic promotes the development of culture and scientific and technical research. It protects the landscape and the historical and artistic heritage of the nation.
It protects the environment, biodiversity and ecosystems, also in the interest of future generations. State law regulates the methods and forms of animal protection".
Furthermore, in the matter of private economic initiative, the existing rule (art. 41 of the Constitution) is supplemented by providing that this activity cannot be carried out in such a way as to damage health and the environment.
“Private economic initiative is free. It cannot take place in conflict with social utility or in a way that damages health, the environment, safety, freedom, human dignity. The law determines the appropriate programs and controls so that public and private economic activity can be directed and coordinated for social and environmental purposes".
This integration represents an epochal fact and we hope it will find a prompt confirmation also in the facts.
The role of a company like ours, therefore, becomes even more important, because it is our task to help our customers to operate in compliance with health, safety and environment applicable laws, to balance the growth of their business with resilience, to achieve compliance and reducing, or eliminating, risks by protecting our natural environment.