Latteria Soresina was founded in 1900 as a Co-op for the processing of milk produced by its members, because at the time there was a strong need to create a solid union between dairy farmers in order for the same to become primary players of the transformation and sale of their product. Currently the members are approximately 200 and they same are represented by the companies where the milk processed by Latteria Soresina is produced. The Co-op form represented and still represents to date the most suitable model for turning such a goal into reality. The mutual assistance amongst the members is strong, the Co-op tends to the problems that can affect the singular companies.
All members participate in the future of the company by electing the representative bodies by a mechanism that does not differentiate based on the amount of milk contributed by each member. Such a close tie between the Co-op and its members is translated into a deep rooted tie to the territory. Latteria Soresina processes, in its two plants, exclusively the milk produced by the 46,000 cows in the cattlesheds close to the dairies, an element that contributes to guaranteeing the high quality of the milk delivered and a careful and ongoing control over the whole supply chain.
The Lombardy region, which is part of the area from which Latteria Soresina collects milk, represents the heart of the dairy zootechny in Italy. It is here where the most qualified breeding system of milk producing cattle in Italy is located, both in terms of quality and quantity. The significant size of farms (the average in Latteria Soresina is approximately 13,000 quintals of milk per year per farm, that is about 150 cows in each cattleshed) consent a level of investments in structures, technology, controls and feeding that guarantees the milk delivered to the Latteria from every viewpoint.
Furthermore, the breeding farms are all within a few kilometres of the plants and this permits the milk to be processed while it is still fresh. However, what really ties a living product such as cheese to its territory is the mix of scents, flavours and fragrances that the milk and, hence the cheese, draws from the climate, air and production environment, giving it the characteristics and typicality of the territory.
Latteria Soresina decided to base its all activity on a Model of Organization, Management and Control which guarantee transparency, security and compliance with laws and ethical principles.
At this end, it Latteria Soresina has acknowledged the D.Lgs 231/2001, which is been approved by the Board of Directors on April 26th 2012.
The first step toward the whole implementation of this Model is been the adoption of the “ETHICAL CODE”, which acknowledges general principles and behavioral criteria, which has to be respected by every partner and member during the execution of its own activities.
The compliance verification of the Model and the Ethical Code, their execution and application are in charge of a third independent body called “Supervisor Body”, which acts in independently but in agreement with the Board of Directors and the Corporate Management.