Innovation and Technology: SMIGroup awarded with the "Prize of Prizes"
On the occasion of the National Day of Innovation, SMIGroup has been awarded by Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic, with the "Prize of Prizes". By such prestigious award the government outlines the importance conferred on companies, as well as on private and public institutions, as major players in the innovation process, and joins their efforts towards the social, economic and scientific development of the country.
During the official ceremony held at Palazzo del Quirinale in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, the parent company SMI, represented by Associate Director Arsenio Nava, was awarded for the results achieved thanks to constant investments in innovation.
In fact, every year SMIGroup invests 4% of the company turnover in research and development, in line with a corporate philosophy based on state-of-the-art technology, high qualitative standards, eco-sensitivity, human resources development, synergy with the territory. All corporate divisions have managed to merge technology and culture, design and innovation, productivity and sociality: such blend of elements, together with a deep understanding of the customers' needs, have enabled SMIGroup to make headway in their field of technology and to stipulate long-term agreements with the main manufacturers of Food&Beverage industry.
"For years SMIGroup has given top priority to research and development" declared SMI Associate Director Arsenio Nava. "Our company is adequately structured to meet the challenges the market will present to us. Being awarded this prize stands as an endorsement of a successful business strategy based on innovation."
With 81,7 million Euro turnover in 2009 and 520 employees (of which 462 in Italy and 58 abroad), SMIGroup plays a key role in the economic scenario of Bergamo province and ranks among the world leading manufactures of packaging machinery. In spite of its calling for international trade (95% of the company production is exported to 130 countries), the group divisions are deep-rooted in Val Brembana territory, specifically in the towns of San Giovanni Bianco and San Pellegrino Terme (Bergamo), where production departments and offices spread over a total area of 65.600 square meters.
The European Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR) on the protection of personal data has been fully applicable since May 25th, 2018. This is an important goal, because it lays down rules relating to the processing of personal data for all Countries within the Union. Every company of the SMI Group planned a series of activities, assets or operational modes to comply with the regulation and put into practice the protection of personal data. Here is a list of actions taken to comply with the European Regulation and our policy on personal data processing.
Lawfulness of processing All activities relating to personal data processing shall be lawful (consent, contract obligations, vital interests of the data subject or of third parties, compliance with legal obligations to which the controller is subject, public interest or exercise of official authority, legitimate interest pursued by the controller or by third parties).
Information document The information statement has been improved and updated to the new regulations (art. 13 and 14 GDPR).
Rights of the data subjects (right of access, right to erasure-right to be forgotten, right to restriction of processing, right to object, right to data portability) Technical and organization measures have been adopted to ensure the data subject's exercise of his rights and to meet the data subject requirements.
Controllers, processors Based on the new principle of “accountability”, SMI Group organization was re-defined, in order to proactively ensure integral compliance with the Regulation. Redefinition of the role of data processors and service suppliers whose activity implies personal data processing.
Risk of data processing; accountability measures taken by controllers and processors (Impact assessment, record of processing activities, security of processing, data breach) The “Conformity document”, including records of data processing activity, plans, adopts and demonstrates all technical and organizational measures taken to adequately perform the data processing activities and specifies the necessary procedures to be adopted to notify data breach.
Transfer of personal data to international organizations Smi Group adheres to the general principles and guarantees concerning the transfer of personal data to third Countries.
The Controller is: SMI S.p.A. Head office: Via Carlo Ceresa, 10 - 24015 San Giovanni Bianco (BG) - ITALIA VAT nr: IT03942700166 - R.E.A. 421708 For further information, write to: email@example.com
According to the European Regulation 679/2016, the data subject is entitled to exercise the rights set forth in the Regulation. The integral version of art. 15; 16; 17; 18; 20; 21; 77 of the European Regulation is attached to this document.
SMI S.p.A. IVA SMI INDUSTRIES Group Headquarters: Via Carlo Ceresa, 10 - 24015 San Giovanni Bianco (BG) - ITALIA Registered office: Via Monte Grappa, 7 - 24121 Bergamo (BG) - ITALIA VAT: 04471940165 - TAX code: 03942700166 - R.E.A.: 421708 Share capital: Euro 5.000.000 i.v.