- De Cecco announced that it will adopt the solution based on VeChain and DNV GL, My Care, to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 infection.
- De Cecco is the first company in the italian food industry to adopt a solution based on the VeChainThor blockchain.
In a press release, italian company De Cecco announced that it will adopt the My Care solution to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 infection. De Cecco is the third largest pasta producer in the world and the first company in the Italian agri-food sector to adopt a solution based on VeChain and DNV GL technology.
My Care was developed by DNV GL to manage, assess and mitigate the risk of disease infection in a management system, business process and operations that can be adopted by partner companies. The information collected by My Care is secured and made immutable through VeChain’s blockchain VeChainThor, one of DNV GL‘s key partners. My Care has been one of the blockchain-based solutions with the highest adoption worldwide.
The adoption of My Care will be added as an extra safety measure for De Cecco’s operating staff and other employees. As the release states, the production of the food industry giant never stopped in order to maintain the continuity of the supply chain in Italy. Therefore, adopting the solution based on the VeChainThor blockchain will serve as an independent addition to the measures the company already has in place to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
.@DeCecco_pasta ha scelto la metodologia My Care di DNV GL per la valutazione delle misure adottate contro il COVID-19 a garanzia di dipendenti e operatori. I dati dalla verifica sono accessibili via QRcode su #blockchain pubblica @vechainitalia.
— DNV GL BA_IT (@DNVGLBA_IT) August 4, 2020
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According to the statement, the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) forced a large number of companies to “adopt new processes and systems to ensure the safety of employees”. Even at this time, when a large number of countries are relaxing their security measures due to of the pandemic, the adoption of a solution like My Care is important.
The adoption of My Care will allow the food producer to receive an assessment of its safety and hygiene protocols. De Cecco’s protocols and their application have also been verified by DNV GL – Business Assurance. In this sense, the company has identified and strengthened its processes and activities to more effectively prevent the spread of Covid-19 in its facilities. One of these is located in Fara San Martino and is dedicated to the production of pasta. The other facility that will implement the improvements is in Ortona, in the Pescara business center.
De Cecco’s Insurance, Quality and Self-Control Systems Manager, Vincenzo Ponte, said that the company’s priority in recent months has been to create a safe environment for its employees and operators. In addition, Ponte said that the company has been adapting to the circumstances in line with the Italian government’s instructions. Ponte says:
To be sure that we have reached adequate levels of safety and to be able to give our operators and collaborators evidence of our commitment and the suitability of the procedures put in place, we asked DNV GL to verify their correct application and effectiveness. Being the first Italian agri-food company to adhere to the My Care methodology is a great satisfaction.
DNV GL Digital Assurance and Supply Chain Sales Director Francesco Di Sarno further outlines:
Our verifications according to the My Care methodology revealed full compliance for the mill, the pasta factory, the oil mill and the business center of the De Cecco Group. Our independent verification highlights De Cecco’s desire for transparency and the rigorous use of our methodology. A true example of seriousness that demonstrates the commitment in the application of all the measures activated by the Group to protect its employees and operators.