Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wax My Chest But It Breaks Out

Published The new standard SA 8000 Last

It was published a new review of the SA8000, which regulates the implementation of Management Systems for Social Responsibility.

As for the ISO 9001:2008 Standard, revised and published in the month of November last year, even in this case the review does not contain any new requirements or additional requirements, but is embodied in some clarifications are necessary in order to avoid differences in interpretation were found.

For more information and to find the tense (in Italian) of the SA8000: 2008, please consult the website of the SAI - Social Accountability International - at .

Do I Have Scabies Or Fleas

funding for certification

Financing for hotels in Umbria
ISO 9001, ISO 14001, SA 8000, BS OHSAS 18001, ISO / IEC 27001
The call of the Umbria region is intended to support the high standards of quality hotels Umbria. The ban affects the small / medium business licensees on the conduct of municipal hotel (LR n. 18 of 27/12/2006) operating throughout the region.
Among the eligible expenses are the costs of activities aimed at obtaining certifications of Business Management Systems (ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001, SA 8000, Ecolabel, BS OHSAS 180001, ISO / IEC 27001), and the costs training courses for a minimum of 20 hours and for at least 2 units for each company (one of which the holder or the Director).
Deadline: May 11, 2009

The Chamber of Commerce has issued a call do Livorno Funding for the following certification:
- OHSAS 18001 management systems and security;
- ECOLABEL TOURISM environmental certification;
- ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management Systems;
- UNI 11020 and UNI 10939 traceability of food products companies;
- BRC and IFS: certified food industry suppliers who produce private label;
- UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 environmental management systems EMAS II;
- UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 quality management systems,
- CE machines and products construction and medical devices;
- SA 8000 certification business ethics;
- SC CSR-Corporate Social Responsibility issued by the Ministry of Labour;
- UNI EN ISO 17025 management system for clinical laboratories.
The facility consists of a contribution of:
- 50% of actual costs incurred for the certificates / certifications provided for in paragraph 1, up to a maximum of 2,500 euro:
- 50% of actual costs incurred for the certification SOA in paragraph 2, up to a maximum of 2,000 €.
Applications, which must refer to certificates obtained in the year 2009, must be received by July 31, 2009 regarding the certificates obtained in the first half of the year (thus, the certificate must be issued by June 30 2009) and by 31 January 2010 to those obtained in During the second half of 2009 (so the certificate must be issued no later than December 31, 2009).
Applications may be submitted by hand or sent by registered mail at:
Chamber of Commerce of Livorno
Piazza del Municipio, 48 57123 Livorno

The Chamber of Commerce of Avellino, in order to promote the implementation of measures corporate guarantee of food safety, has issued a call for funding to the micro, small and medium enterprises in the province, who receive certification according to the following standards:
1. UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 (certified quality management system);
2. UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 (certification the environmental management system);
3. OHSAS 18001:2007 (certification of management system for safety and health at the workplace);
4. UNI 22005:2008 (certification system of traceability in the food chain);
5. SA 8000 (certification of corporate social responsibility);
6. Registration EMAS II (provided by EC Regulation No 761 of 03.19.2001, on the voluntary organizations in a Community eco-management and audit EMAS);
are entitled to the benefits of the notice the small and medium-sized companies located registered and operating in the province of Avellino.
Certification must be obtained for the first time. The contribution
Chambers is equal to 50% of the costs incurred, up to a maximum of:
- $ 2,000 for the ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001:2007 and AS 8000;
- Euro 3,000 for the UNI 22005:2008 and ISO 14001: 2004;
- Euro 5,000 for the entry EMAS II.
Requests for assistance must be submitted from March 2, 2009 and until September 30, 2009, at the following address:
Chamber of Commerce of Avellino
Piazza Duomo, 83100 Avellino 5

or by certified electronic mail (PEC) in form of digitally signed electronic document to the following address:

Liguria Region, within the ROP for 2007-2013 - Axis I 'Innovation and Competitiveness ", Action 1.2.5" advanced services to businesses, "issued a call for funding to support enterprises in the acquisition of skilled services.
can apply for assistance from small and medium enterprises engaged directly the production of goods and / or services, individuals and associations, including cooperatives, that:
- have interest in the project business unit located in the territory of the Region of Liguria;
- are entered in the register of companies and activities at the time of submission of the application.
Projects should be of interest to operational facilities located in the Region of Liguria, which are properly registered with the Chamber of Commerce.
Among the eligible expenses are the support services organization, with regard to:
innovation and implementation of management systems aimed at environmental certification, process and product, social responsibility, to ensure the health and safety the workplace, including the costs of certification.
The facility shall be granted according to the measurements of the following:
- a grant equivalent to 50% of eligible expenditure and not contributing to a maximum of € 50,000;
- an alternative to grant the above a grant under the scheme "de minimis" to the extent of 50% of investment expenditure eligible under this announcement and in any case to a maximum of € 50,000.
Applications may be submitted by March 2 to September 30, 2009, by registered mail, addressed to:
Via Peschiera, 16 16122 Genova

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Movie With Singing Raisins

New funding quality certification for companies Puglia

Apulia Region goes back to the field to support the productive Regional and approves three new calls: 2 to complete the maneuver and a crisis that opens the second phase of counter-cyclical measures, dedicated to specific sectors attacked by the crisis.

Notices provide aid for:

Small and Micro enterprises: Develop an investment of about EUR 400 million, paying 100 million of public funds
Unions and Associations Guarantee Trust: provides loans to a billion euro through a guarantee fund of 50 million
Industrial areas: finance the infrastructure support of production plants to support the construction industry for which they were allocated 60 million euro of public funds.

The Department of Economic Development Region Puglia continues as crisis intervention in support of the economic fabric of Puglia already launched 14 November 2008 as part of the cyclical movement composed

2 de minimis Regulation "and" Start up to microenterprises and 7 band (Contracts Program, Integrated Programmes facilitation, Aid for Research for SMEs and three warnings for supporting internationalization activities of the Consortia, against usury).

The numbers of key regional actions in support of enterprise

Public funds allocated to March 2008: 210 million euro already earmarked
Public funds: 770,000 € 355milioni
Total public funds allocated: € 565 million 770mila
notices issued: 10
Regulations issued: 2 NEW CALLS

1. Aid to investment programs sponsored by Micro and Small Enterprises: the tender offers in the field handles about 100 million € 400 million investment in machinery or buildings. This is a interest subsidy: the Region of Puglia produces an amount equal to the interest that the company must pay to the bank to get a mortgage. The contribution (equivalent to interest) is paid in a lump sum advance to the company: this will cut down the interest on your mortgage and help with a one a de facto takes the form of grant capital. This type of facility already in use in the handicraft sector is also extended to commerce and industry. The application for relief may be filed by small businesses registered on the rolls, commercial retail sales area with no more than 600 square meters, e-commerce activities, companies not listed on the rolls in relation to activities engaged in manufacturing and construction sector. The initial investment must have a minimum amount equal to 30 thousand euro for the creation of a new production unit, expansion or modernization of existing production unit, the diversification of production, a fundamental change in the production process.

2. Contributions to the endowment funds of direct risks to the granting of guarantees for credit operations triggered by small and medium-sized member companies: the call is connected to the first, to support company to obtain the loan, a key condition for access to the incentive specified in the notice to Item 1. Funds of € 50 million loan that can turn $ 1 billion. Patients admitted to the facilities consortia consisting of small and medium enterprises based in Puglia, with over 3,000 members who have ongoing security operations exceeding 10 million euro are recipients of benefits in the form of guarantee that SMEs can apply for aid ( in the form of guarantees) for loans up to 1 million 500 thousand euro and up to 750 thousand euro if the company is active in the transport sector. The guarantee shall not exceed 80% of the loan granted to the company. Are eligible to secure financing to cover the cost of purchase of company land, building works, infrastructure, purchase equipment and programs computer purchase consulting services, costs related to the issue of certification of quality ethical, social and environmental.

3. Supporting infrastructure of manufacturing plants, with this announcement we land in Phase 2 of the maneuver and counter-cyclical funding relates to specific sectors, in this case construction. The resources are put in € 60 million to support the delivery of public infrastructure to service the production facilities (roads, lighting, sewage, energy networks, video surveillance, infrastructure, ICT, nurseries, day care centers for children, soup kitchens). This announcement follows the grant from CIPE for a further 60 million euro, allows the completion of many areas industrial and helps support the building industry in crisis. The beneficiaries are the local authorities and consortia of industrial development zones. The resources available are intended for mid to interventions in the existing areas, half in new areas. E 'A specific incentives for the "Environmental sustainability of the intervention," explained Angela Barbanente the Councillor for the Territory, "the rewarding regards the closure of the cycles of water and waste, the production of energy from renewable sources, the permeabilization of open space and a design suited to the characteristics of the intervention of the landscape context. Promote the development of ecologically and landscape equipped is a way to ensure that industrial areas are inexorably sources of environmental pollution and landscape detractors. "Also in this way you can get benefits for economies and enterprises established (eg, reducing operating costs through the joint management of issues and ability to use common services).

Vice President and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Sandy Frisullo said: "Small businesses and small size are the broader fabric of regional productivity. Infocamere According to data for 2008 are around 341,552 and constitute 99.68% of companies now active in Puglia. So we've activated immediately notices that new facilitate investment for these companies. Today's Apulian entrepreneurs have at their disposal for the first time all 10 open invitations. It had never happened before. This means ten investment opportunities for our companies. Within a month you get the most anticipated announcement, the one for the start-up that will allow a very wide range of people in a state of weakness, to open his own business. "