E - RESOURCES AND SUSTAINABILITY
E1a - Total annual income of GP 2011/12
E1b - How is this made up?
€ 195.000 come from a direct procurement by the company VERITAS (Veneziana Energia Risorse Idriche Territorio Ambiente Servizi) according to the art.5 of the Law 381/1991.
E1c - Details of human resources
The current shareholding structure is composed of 28 to 35 members, all natural persons. The group consists of: 7 non-disadvantaged worker members, 4 of whom follow the work in the various laboratories and the job placement paths, an office worker, a salesman, and the President who is also director of the cooperative. The disadvantaged members are an average of 20 coming from the male prison and others (variable) who come from the female prison, plus five volunteer members.
E1d - Details of technology
The GP use a cosmetic laboratory for one of its activities. Also it has a laboratory that permits prisoners to develop skills in the use of graphic software to prepare the drawings and films that will be used by the screen printing laboratory.
E1e - Details of financial investment for start-up/early stage
None to date
E1f - Details of external support
The procurement by VERITAS gives the chance to place prisoners in the company, in alternative to detention and as ecological operators who work in the municipal territory. The GP deal with the social workers for external measures, while for the issues related to persons with drug-addiction, they communicate with the staff of the Local Health and Social-care Unit (ULSS) n. 12 which accedes to the prison. They are associated with Confcooperative, with the Zorzetto Consortium and the AERES Venezia Association for Fair and Sustainable Economy. The cosmetics laboratory was built thanks to the financing of the Ministry of Justice. The Region and the Municipality have provided a contribution for the purchase of certain equipment useful for the production of cosmetics.
E2 - If public funding were withdrawn, could the GP continue to exist?
The GP focus on activities that do not rely only on the public sector however they're facing some difficulties in overcoming the recent reduction of public spending.