What is a Benefit Company?
Benefit Companies are not constrained by mere profit, but utilize profit to operate “in a responsible, sustainable and transparent way towards people, communities, territories, the environment, and other stakeholders”. This means that a Benefit Company, in order to be recognized as such, must set specific objectives and achieve them.
Italy is the first European country to have introduced, in 2016, a law regulating the recognition of Benefit Companies. We consider this a feather in our country’s cap.
Lario Hotels becomes a Benefit Company
In 2021, Lario Hotels was officially recognized as a Benefit Company. An important achievement, of which we are especially proud. It came after a particularly difficult year for the entire Italian tourism sector. A period that, however, we have chosen to face by developing new projects and embracing new stimuli. Which is why we decided, first of all, to expand – in addition to the historic locations in Como (Villa Flori, Terminus, Posta Design, and the recent Vista Lago di Como), we have been busy preparing the opening of Vista Verona, a small luxury hotel in the heart of one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. Which, like the others, is a proud ambassador of Italian taste and hospitality.
Our 4 goals
For Lario Hotels, becoming a Benefit Company is the natural culmination of the principles on which we were founded more than a century ago.
From the outset, we have put corporate social responsibility and transparency – which used to be called simply honesty and respect – at the center of our daily work. The aims that we are committed to pursue are: