Suara participates at the campaign of Manlleu City Council to be a Socially Responsible Territory

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Suara participates at the campaign of Manlleu City Council to be a Socially Responsible Territory

20 October, 2017

The campaign “Manlleu, a Socially Responsible Territory” started on October 17th with the aim to introducing companies, retailers and citizenship to the values of sustainable development. This initiative, driven by Manlleu City Council and with the active participation of Suara Cooperativa, wants to introduce a new vision to strike a balance between the economic, social, environmental and cultural dimensions of the city, in order to get a higher quality of life for their residents and other agents involved.

Other participants at the campaign are Respon.cat and the social and solidarity-based Economy Network of Manlleu (which Suara is also part). This Network groups institutions, companies and people who, from the action, focuses on initiatives that promote the values of social and solidarity economy.

Included in the events are a breakfast with local entrepreneurs, on 9th November, that will feature a presentation by Josep Maria Canyelles (Respon.cat’s Coordinator), and a Coffee with the Manlleu’s Trade Association MAB, the next 30th November, with a speech of the journalist Josep Mª Flores, member of the campaign Canviem el Xip de Vilafranca. The last act of the campaign will be the signature of the manifesto “Socially Responsible Territories”, on 14th December.

This manifesto was declared last June at Vilanova i la Geltrú within the framework  of a seminar, involving more than a hundred organizations committed to the territory and the sustainable development, among which was the Manlleu city Council. The document outlines the commitment to grow the social responsibility in the territories to achieve a socially responsible Catalonia. Thanks to the cooperation of public administrations, companies, educations centers, social entities and other agents, the aim is to move forward a territory more inclusive and active socially in a co-responsible manner.