Social and cultural development of local communities
Brembo is a Group with close ties to the local areas where it operates. It focuses strongly on the needs they express, demonstrating its willingness to provide tangible support to local communities in the areas of greatest social need, through various projects and initiatives.
In order to guarantee structured and strategic management of philanthropic initiatives promoted by the Group, a dedicated coordination body was set up on a central level: the social and cultural
Sponsorships and Donations Committee.
It periodically brings together the Heads of the main corporate functions, in order to define criteria, Guidelines and priorities on which to focus sponsorships and donations in the social and cultural arena, establish the annual budget set aside for these activities, evaluate projects and initiatives to support, as well as monitor the compliance and efficacy of the projects being promoted.
Brembo has launched with the NGO CESVI, in addition to the partnership mentioned above, the SOSteniamoci project: a two-year process of assistance for a group of 23 unaccompanied foreign minors or youth who have just turned 18, resident in the Bergamo area.
House of Smile
In 2017, the “House of Smile” was inaugurated in Pune (India) as a result of the collaboration between Brembo and CESVI, an NGO involved in supporting development and combatting poverty.
The Houses of Smile project aims to support highly vulnerable women and children and consists of a service centre within a brickwork building in Bidwedi, and three education centres for children in poor areas on the outskirts.
Swadhar, the local NGO, operates within the service and education centre hub, coordinating the psychological support, legal guidance and career assistance services for women and the support services for young mothers.
Swadhar also promotes educational activities for children between the ages of 3 and adolescence.
Its new objective is now to replicate the project in the Pimpri area, closer to the Brembo plant, thereby promoting the more ambitious project of opening an actual Brembo "Village of Smiles".
I was a Sari
The “Sari” is the traditional dress for Indian women that has passed down through the centuries in local culture and "I was a Sari" is one of the social projects supported by Brembo since 2015.
It is a social enterprise based in Mumbai, founded by an Italian entrepreneur with the aim of improving the lives of Indian women from the most disadvantaged social and economic classes.
The women of "I was a Sari" create handcrafted fashion accessories using recycled Sari fabrics or premium textiles. The Indian women are taught specialist tailoring skills and guaranteed a dignified regular wage, which provides them with precious independence.