The award ceremony was held on Friday at Castello Giusso in Vico Equense, in the province of Naples (Italy). The accolade was given with unanimity from the Scientific Committee “for having combined the injection of state-of-the-art production technologies with industrial management of rare environmental sensitivity, the value of which is enhanced by outstanding initiatives to educate new generations”.
“Sofidel is honoured to receive this award, which encourages us to commit ever more forcefully towards fully sustainable development, capable of ensuring shared value throughout the value creation chain,” commented Luigi Lazzareschi, who also added: “Our country needs to get science, industry and culture to dialogue to an ever greater extent, eliminating barriers that today more than ever have no rationale. Among other merits, the Capo d’Orlando Award has that of stimulating this dialogue.”
Among the other winners, the Nobel Prize in Physics 2012 Serge Haroche and the writer and journalist Bruno Arpaia.
The Capo d’Orlando Award “represents a public recognition for those who produce important results within the world of multi-disciplinary research, those involved in the diffusion of science and scientific journalism, in the running of museums, in the promotion of science through the internet”.
The Science and Industry category of the Capo d’Orlando Award was instituted in 2011 and has, since this time, been awarded to important representatives of Italian industry, such as Giorgio Squinzi, Andrea Illy, Brunello Cucinelli, Giampietro Beghelli, Adolfo Guzzini and Massimo Moschini.