Obviously, there are. For instance, there are some Italian companies which benefit from keeping an unknown effective percentage of labor that takes place in Italy. These establishments take advantage of the lack of clarity and definition of the current norms to produce almost all of their products in developing countries, where labor costs are much cheaper. These businesses then make a really high profit, by selling their items to developed countries with the Made in Italy marking. The immediate consequence of this type of production process is having a product that is marketed and marked “Made in Italy”, while it will have a completely different quality and possibly cause a loss of prestige of the marking itself.
We think that the “big producers” should set an example by certifying themselves first. Thanks to Reliabitaly’s certification of large manufacturers, negative opinions regarding the quality standards of large-scale productions will be eradicated, and it would prove that a product can be competitive and made with high quality, despite being produced in large quantities.
Unfortunately no. The Italian Sounding process is present in every sector wherever the “Made in Italy” marking is available. Reliabitaly works in all of these areas by checking not only products, but also services.
No, it simply means that our association has not checked it. The right question to ask is, why would a transparent company not get certified if they have nothing to hide? What would be the advantages in doing so?
Yes, of course. The Italian companies that produce semi-finished products require the same protection as those that produce finished goods. Also, it is a great commercial advantage to be a member of Reliabitaly, because it can make a difference when dealing with foreign companies that are seeking high-quality semi-finished products of Italian origin.