Ramponi, ethics and businessA leader in the accessories sector, the Como-based company has always been an example of how ethics and business can merge to create a strong and solid union. Another step in this direction is represented by the acquisition of the Astarte company, which specialises in eco-friendly fashion accessories.
Founded in 1988, Ramponi is now appreciated worldwide for the production of studs, rhinestones and synthetic crystal stones. These handcrafted masterpieces are made entirely in Italy and are the result of constant research. Competence and selection characterise the style and technical departments, which are able to guarantee a highly personalised service to customers, where they can touch the product in all stages of production: from the initial idea through to the creation of the prototype.
An internal laboratory also guarantees high quality processes and applications that enhance the variety of the range and make the material unique. In this regard, each new creation is protected by suitable industrial property rights: an investment that, on the one hand, guarantees prestige and uniqueness and, on the other hand, protects Ramponi against unfair practices both in terms of competition and price policies that, otherwise, would not take into account the preparatory research work that goes into creating a product.
Ramponi always strives to create excellent collections, combining the necessary business needs with respect of good governance principles through the adoption of a Code of Ethics and an Organisational, Management and Control Model as part of the compliance project for risk prevention, launched in 2014.
In keeping with this business philosophy, the company was the first in its field to adopt an organisational model in compliance with the parameters of Corporate Social Responsibility as resulting from the choice of Alfredo Ramponi, founder and director, to go beyond merely complying with the rules, but enriching the management choices with ethical, social and environmental protection considerations. The ensuing Social Budget is a tool that offers ideas and data deriving from the company’s experience and leads back to a concept of business as an economic entity that, while pursuing its own prevailing interest, contributes to improving the quality of life of members of the society to which it belongs.
The traditional Ramponi offer is now joined by new products, entirely hand assembled and eco-sustainable. The combination of these articles will give life to new creations to be presented at upcoming fairs.
A new production program has been launched following the acquisition of Astarte S.r.l., founded in 1994 by Nando Costa Zaccarelli, who has made the company a reference point for all those looking for products and accessories made with natural, eco-compatible materials destined for high quality and valuable productions.
To publicise the socially responsible choices made, Ramponi aims to contribute to forming a cultural fabric that is more attentive to corporate social responsibility issues, also involving operators outside the company:
Within the company we train ourselves every year on compliance and total quality, while outside the company, we look at markets, economic partners, suppliers, customers and consumers, studying the effects that these company policies have on the territory, making a rigorous selection, when necessary.