World’s 3rd Largest Pasta Producer Adopts VeChain (VET) and DNV GL’s Infection Risk Management Solution

World’s 3rd Largest Pasta Producer Adopts VeChain (VET) and DNV GL’s Infection Risk Management Solution

Italy’s De Cecco–the world’s third-largest producer of pasta, has officially adopted My Care–a solution built by DNV GL on the VeChainThor blockchain. As a result, it becomes the first major Italian food company to integrate the solution at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be a hard nut to crack, presenting challenges to businesses. 

De Cecco to Use My Care As a Coronavirus Mitigation Measure

In a tweet posted on Aug 4, it was revealed that My Care will be used as a methodology for the evaluation of measures taken to guarantee the safety of employees and operators from the zoonotic virus which continues to claim lives in the third-largest economy in Europe. 

Unlike most companies that shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, De Cecco didn’t. Being an essential provider, supplying Italy and the world with Italy’s signature food, the company is implementing measures to prevent contagion. Failure may see their operations disrupted.

Leaning on Compliance

Choosing My Care, De Cecco says, provides independent verification of actions mitigating against the risk of infection in the processes and daily activities developed by the company. It is also timely. 

De Cecco’s internal protocols have been approved and certified by DNV GL—one of the world’s leading certification bodies and a leader in digital business assurance. 

For the uninitiated, in 2018, DNV GL bought a stake in VeChain as it looked to use a transparent blockchain to develop digital assurance solutions.

Commenting, Vincenzo Ponte—the Insurance Manager Quality and self-control systems of De Cecco, said they are developing compliance systems in line with the Italian government directives to mitigate against the spread of the virus. 

“To make sure we have reached adequate levels of safety and to be able to give our operators and collaborators evidence of our commitment and the suitability of the procedures put in place, we asked DNV GL to verify their correct application and effectiveness. Being the first Italian agri-food company to adhere to My Care methodology is a great satisfaction.”

In late July, BTCManager reported that one of Italy’s farmers’ organization, Coldiretti, partnered with Princes—a tomato processor, to organize a blockchain pilot on VeChain’s ToolChain. The goal was to improve the transparency of tomatoes and vegetables in their supply chain.

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