Sustainability

Social commitment and education

Philanthropy and solidarity are the founding pillars of Antares Vision Group’s activity. The ethical and social commitment took the form of supporting various organisations and associations, particularly those that animate the area where Antares Vision has its offices.

Antares Vision Group is closely connected to the local area and community in which it operates, through various activities:

  • Sponsorship of artistic, musical and traditional craft projects
  • Solidarity and Voluntary Work, aimed at both employees and the local/national community
  • Support education and innovation

Cultural Heritage

Antares Vision Group strongly believes in the traditions, history and culture of the area in which it has its roots. According to this philosophy, Antares Vision Spa has entered into partnerships with public and private cultural bodies and associations, mainly active in the Brescia area.

According to AV Group, supporting those who value the historical, cultural and artistic heritage of their city represents an act of gratitude and gratitude towards that area where the first steps were taken and which provided their support. It is a way of taking care of one’s roots, an act of respect for what has been, and still is today, the fruit of ingenuity and testimony to dialogue and civilization. For this AV Group has decided to actively participate in the sponsorship of cultural, artistic and musical projects, also with a view to enhancing talent.

International development has led Antares Vision Group to reflect on the importance of its origins: preserving an absolutely unique artistic, historical and cultural heritage such as that of Brescia becomes a value to export. It is therefore not just a question of supporting a Made in Italy, or a Made in Brescia in this case, but of encouraging a way of creating culture that becomes a real company driver. AV Group believes that companies and entrepreneurial realities of a territory rich in history must do everything possible to enhance history and culture.

Brescia Museums Foundation and the Alliance for Culture

The partnership with the Brescia Museums Foundation was born in 2015, with the active participation in the restoration of the Vittoria Alata (Winged Victory), a large Roman bronze of the 1st century AD. The possibility of an active sponsorship was experimented for the first time with the restoration of the Vittoria Alata, and the contribution also materialized in providing part of the instrumentation to support the diagnostic investigation.

The activities continued with the support of “CidneOn”, the international festival of lights, and of the cinema in the Castle in the two-year period 2018-2019. The relationship was consolidated in 2020 by joining the three-year “Alleanza Cultura” project, with the awareness that the health emergency caused by the pandemic required even more commitment. Thanks to this new pact between the public and private sector, Antares Vision Group has become, with the other members, a driving factor in the reopening of Brescia, since the commitment is not only to support the projects, but to take ownership and promote them as if Antares Vision Group were itself among the organisers.

Rinascimento Culturale (Cultural Renaissance Non-Profit Association)

Antares Vision Group welcomes and supports Rinascimento Culturale, an association that brings together people who share a great love for the artistic and cultural heritage, a passion for the area in which they live, and the will to change, renew and grow. Its mission is to create an ethical network based on dialogue, collaboration, and the involvement of institutions, universities, schools, other associations and all those who intend to make a contribution to relaunch the territory, to promote culture, to create opportunities for meeting and sharing, to encourage training, and to promote the dissemination of the arts. Rinascimento Culturale organises the Cultural Festival every year, created to spread new ideas, perspectives and visions, inviting illustrious guests to tackle broad themes: mathematics, physics, genetics, philosophy and theology, sociology, art and literature, environment, nutrition and medicine. The last evening of the 2021 festival saw the CEO of Antares Vision among the speakers for an event celebrating the 120th anniversary of the birth of Adriano Olivetti, where a series of entrepreneurs and intellectuals discussed his legacy.

Mille Miglia

The Antares Vision group was for two consecutive years the technological partner of the Mille Miglia, the famous regularity rally dedicated to historic cars. In the two years of the pandemic, when prevention and protection of people’s health were among the requirements for holding events, Antares Vision made the innovative “Track My Health” system available, which thanks to implementation of all the technologies of Antares’ expertise (vision, traceability and intelligent data management) guaranteed the safety of all citizens attending the events.

Track my Health has also been recognized as an innovative solution by the prestigious award “L’impresa oltre l’Impresa” promoted by the Lombardy Region and Il Sole 24 ore. The award was given to 20 models of excellence of Lombardy companies which distinguished themselves during the Covid-19 crisis with innovative strategies to face the crisis while supporting their employees, customers, suppliers and the region, to activate an exemplary mechanism for the promotion of replicable best practices.

Continuing the link with Mille Miglia by supporting the municipality of Travagliato for the route of the race in June 2022.

social support

Emergenza Ucraina

Following the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Antares Vision S.p.A set up an emergency support fund to which the directors donated their bonuses.

75% of the total was donated to a series of associations that work in support of the territories that have welcomed refugees. After a careful analysis of the possible beneficiaries, projects aimed at helping refugees in the short and long term were selected, with the distribution of basic necessities, reception places, but above all with inclusive actions such as the creation of basic Italian courses and for inclusion in society. possibly in the employment context.

Associations supported:

UCID Brescia Bassa Bresciana with Dominato Leonense Foundation – creation of a course aimed at providing the basics of the Italian language

Foundation of the Community of Brescia – Fondo Brescia Helps Ukraine for cultural mediation, job placement and accompaniment of minors

Parish of San Polo (BS) – collection of basic necessities

Nadyla Association – the “Environment & Inclusion” project was born through Unicef Brescia to encourage the inclusion of minors with disabilities and Ukrainian minors in a state of temporary protection. The first step of this collaboration will be a day in the Cornelle wildlife park in Bergamo.

Fondazione San Giorgio – “Scouts in peace” project – the Foundation responded to the request of Ukrainian scouts to be able to carry out summer activities abroad by taking action to ensure the hospitality of 48 children plus educators, also in the province of Brescia

Unione Pedemontana Parmense and the municipality of Parma, through Munus, has selected a series of worthy associations and projects to which to allocate the amount allocated to the territory

Cosmo Sociale – mainly for medical support, educational support and summer camps for refugees (minors)

Furthermore, in collaboration with the civil protection of Torbole Casaglia (BS), basic necessities were collected (food, clothing, medicines and personal hygiene products), donated by employees to be distributed to the needy hosted in the neighboring area.

Antares Vision for women

On the occasion of International Women’s Day AV Group’s commitment takes shape, starting from 2021, with support to the “L’Intreccio” Association of Torbole Casaglia (BS) by women for women, which organizes meetings, courses, promotes group and community training activities to combat female loneliness, to help women in all stages of life (from motherhood to menopause) and in situations of violence and abuse.

In 2022, after an internal vote, support went to the Brescia-based association “Casa delle donne” and to the Parma-based “Centro antiviolenza”. Both associations deal with female victims of violence.

Furthermore, Antares Vision Spa has joined the Onco Hair project, the project that gives hair to women undergoing chemotherapy at the Breast Unit of ASST Spedali Civili and the Poliambulanza Foundation of Brescia, promoted by the Onlus Policlinico Association, Cariplo Foundation and CRLAB

Other initiatives to support the territory with donations, addressed to specific projects

“Il vomere”, an association in Travagliato for children with disabilities

“Munus Foundation” for the oncological centre of the Santa Maria Maggiore hospital in Parma
Municipality of Monticello Conte Otto – participation in the purchase of a new vehicle for the transport of the disabled
Municipality of Sorbolo Mezzani support for the “Ingorda” cycling – food and wine event”
Festival Pour Parler, festival dedicated to literature and the arts
AGESCI Brescia 11, a Brescia Scout Organization
ABE – Hemopathic Child Association
Dharma Children, Casa Roland – Distribution of Easter and Christmas parcels

Purple Light – World Pancreatic Cancer Day

World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD) is celebrated) every year in November. This is an initiative designed to promote awareness of this disease, and to raise awareness of its prevention and treatment. Pancreatic cancer is in fact one of the most aggressive and lethal cancers in the world, whose incidence, unfortunately, is constantly increasing. For years, on the occasion of this day, Antares Vision has participated in the initiative “Let’s Shine a Light on Pancreatic Cancer”, organised by the World Pancreatic Cancer Day in collaboration with the Nastro Viola di Travagliato Association. The November day dedicated to this fight sees the facades of the Antares Vision Group offices around the world light up in purple. A “scenic contribution” to express solidarity with those who fight daily against this kind of tumour (patients, doctors and researchers) and to raise awareness among citizens about the danger of this silent killer.

In 2022, inspired and in support of the cause, colleagues from Antares Vision Group India raised a fund donated to the “India Cancer Association”.

UNICEF

The partnership in the name of solidarity that has linked Antares Vision, the Municipality of Ponte di Legno and UNICEF Brescia since 2017 continues unabated. At the company headquarters in Travagliato, a fir tree from Ponte di Legno was lit up until 2020 in support of theUnited Nations Children’s Fund. The initiative, part of the “Pontedilegno-Tonale for Unicef” project, also included a donation from Antares Vision to help the children of Madagascar, where maternal and child malnutrition and drought are among the most serious and urgent problems. Furthermore, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of World Children’s Day (20 November 2019), the national and international offices of Antares Vision were illuminated in blue, demonstrating the Company’s commitment on this front. This is an opportunity to underline the importance of this day and to reaffirm the centrality of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified by the United Nations Global Agenda for Sustainable Development to 2030. Antares Vision has been a corporate Friend of Unicef since 2021.

AISM

For years, the events of AISM – Italian Multiple Sclerosis Association have been hosted outside the Antares Vision S.p.A. offices (and since 2021 also in Sorbolo and Aprilia) when volunteers sell certain products (gardenias and apples); the funds raised are then used to enhance services for people with multiple sclerosis and to support scientific research on the disease.

EDUCATION

Antares Vision is a sponsor of the WAU Talentiamo “Project Oriented to the Company of the Future” which puts young people in contact with local companies. The project is aimed at students from technical institutes with excellent grades, those who are close to graduation or recent graduates who received their degrees in the last two years or those who have done at least a three-year degree in Economics, Law or Engineering. Transformation takes time and starts from an awareness of current trends. One of these is digitalization; another is the sphere of relations and relationships within Organisations and Teams. The programme helps young people to enter the world of work, with a good blend of soft skills and hard-digital skills. At the end of the course, the participants have the opportunity to join the Sponsor Companies of the Project, and to learn, deepen and contribute to the development of the company where they will carry out their work. The course is divided into 100 hours of training and 6 months of an extracurricular internship. Soft skills training is provided by the WAU teaching team,

CEOs and managers are often guests of Talent Days, Career Days and Open Days at the various faculties in Milan and Brescia, giving lessons in the various courses based on their personal experience. In particular, in 2019, Emidio Zorzella and Massimo Bonardi were among the protagonists of Smart Future Academy, an innovative project aimed at Brescia high schools, which aims to help students understand what they would like to do “when they grow up” through contact with career coaches and figures of excellence in entrepreneurship, culture and art.

Automation Farm

In January 2022, Antares Vision joined the “Automation Farm” project, an educational format, in which other local companies participate. It is active mainly in the Parma area, which undertakes to offer schools and technical institutes the opportunity to receive specific training in the field of industrial automation. The training focuses on the tools that companies use for their work; first teachers are trained to ensure that during their classroom lessons with pupils, the software and technologies donated by Automation Farm to each school are used in support of the textbooks. Secondly, companies participate in lessons scheduled within laboratories.

Automation Farm was created to bring local companies engaged in the automation sector closer to the world of technical education. This Format undertakes to offer schools/training institutions the opportunity to receive specific training in the field of industrial automation through the knowledge of technicians and experts.