Our energy for a more sustainable world

For a company like Gemmo, which carries out public service works that are essential for people’s lives and for the operation of complex organisations, acting responsibly and ethically is the basis for everything.

Caring for the communities in which we operate and for the environment around us is our first duty. Understanding and anticipating the needs of people and the environment is part of our mission.


Build sustainable plant infrastructures and manage quality technological services with which to make the lives of people and communities safer and more prosperous, increasing the value of works and assets.

Invest in the research and development of innovative technologies, in the training and development of people, in the identification of increasingly advanced service methods and their timely monitoring, in order to measure their usefulness and effectiveness for society and the environment in which we live.

Social responsibility initiatives

Being socially responsible means pursuing business objectives while respecting all those who have an interest in and involvement with the company. This is why Gemmo has adopted a corporate social responsibility policy to monitor the economic, environmental and social expectations of its stakeholders and which sets out a comprehensive set of actions that reflect the founding ethical values of the company and its vocation for innovation.

Social Accountability Management System (SA 8000)

To ensure responsible management, Gemmo has adopted the SA 8000 Social Accountability Management System, a standard that aims to increase the awareness of companies and suppliers to the use of working practices and conditions.
Gemmo therefore pursues the objective of improving working conditions through:

  • the training and professional development of people who work at Gemmo
  • the development and enhancement of people
  • respect for the health and safety of employees
  • monitoring and verification of compliance with the requirements of the standard throughout the entire chain / supply chain
  • listening to all interested parties..

SA8000 Annual Report

Internal Regulations in accordance with Section 9.5 of the SA8000 “Social Accountability” standard

The community

Gemmo is strongly rooted in the community that witnessed its foundation and contributes through projects and initiatives able to bring benefits to the lives of people.

In 2011, its bond with the local area, the desire to act ethically and its core competence in the energy and lighting sector was in perfect synthesis with donating the lighting system of Piazza dei Signori, in Vicenza. A white light lighting system highlights the jewels of Palladio’s architecture, the Basilica and the Loggia del Capitaniato, as well as the Torre Bissara, the Palazzo del Monte di Pietà and the adjacent squares.

The new lighting system was inaugurated with a concert by Maestro Ennio Morricone. Gemmo, in collaboration with the Culture Department of the Municipality of Vicenza, gave more than 1,300 guests, including institutions, citizens and collaborators, the opportunity to listen to the famous arias by the Oscar-winning Maestro.

The world of art and culture

There are countless initiatives aimed at supporting and enhancing our country’s extraordinary heritage of creativity, art and culture.

Of note is the long-standing collaboration with Viafarini, a non-profit organisation that has always been committed to supporting young artists from all over the world. Founded in Milan in 1991 and led by Vicenza-born Patrizia Brusarosco, Viafarini has welcomed many emerging artists who have gone on to become established, such as Mario Airò, Stefano Arienti, Vanessa Beecroft, Maurizio Cattelan and Alberto Tadiello. The collaboration between Gemmo and Viafarini started by sharing this drive for innovation, research and experimentation and has had a variety of formats over time. One of the most notable is the ‘Gemmo Scholarship‘, which provides free hospitality for 3 months for a certain number of young artists – selected on the advice and indication of internationally recognised artists. This allows them to take advantage of the opportunity to devote themselves to their own projects, also activating a system of knowledge, exchange and comparison of ideas.

In 2019, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its foundation, Gemmo implemented and donated the entire lighting system for the Italian Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. The lighting system of the Pavilion was designed to create a true scenography using technology that enhanced each individual work, without dazzling the surrounding areas, with maximum energy efficiency. More than a hundred adjustable 100 watt LED floodlights, fitted with special Fresnel optics and beam shapers, were used. In the closed rooms, high-efficiency LED strips and Barrisol-type sheets were used to create a linear and homogeneous lighting.

The various initiatives to support the world of art and culture include those for the Teatro Stabile del Veneto, the ‘Centro Studi Internazionali Andrea Palladio’ in Vicenza, the Mousikè Concert at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza -, the international fireworks competition ‘Fiocchi di luce’ in Asiago and La Fenice Theatre in Venice.

The environment

We believe that the future of the generations to come is an urgent matter that has to be addressed. This is why we develop state-of-the-art systems that use alternative energy sources, with the aim of helping to reduce the consequences of anthropisation on ecosystems and to protect natural capital.

We offer our customers technological, operational and financial solutions aimed at lowering the carbon footprint of processes, works and activities, while increasing their competitiveness. The inherent complexity of energy efficiency improvement requires management skills that cannot be improvised, with specific and consolidated expertise that Gemmo is able to guarantee.