Our Scoop on Social Responsibility
Pino Gelato fosters a culture of social responsibility and active corporate citizenship. Being socially responsible is an extension of CEO Ramona Fantini's core beliefs and is the heart and soul of why Pino Gelato was created. Whether it is working to implement new green initiatives within our stores, organize Quarterly Days of Caring, supporting local sports teams or encouraging community involvement, we are committed to scooping happiness inside and outside of our gelatarias.
It is our desire to be known throughout our community and the business world as a Pay It Forward, Give Back Company by making a positive difference in our community and in the world.
The company defines its social responsibility with safety as paramount: the safety and protection of our employees, our products, our customers, our brand, our reputation, our environment, and our community, while maintaining profitability. It inspires us to produce and sell high-quality products.
While participating and supporting the charity efforts of each of our partners, Pino Gelato is also an active supporter and donor of several local charities and organizations, including six animal shelters and rescue organizations, the Island School Council for the Arts, the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head and Hilton Head High School. Our company also is committed to finding “green” practices to reduce our impact on the environment including but not limited to using biodegradable materials, recycling and buying renewable energy.
One of the most important elements of Pino Gelato is the human element. A recent article in US Airways Magazine highlights the impact Pino Gelato makes on its employees. From hiring shy teenagers, who just need to fresh start, to retirees who need a second chance, or foreign nationals with a dream, Pino Gelato invests as much in helping its employees thrive as it does in serving the best gelato in the United States.
Pino Gelato's mission is to continue to find ways to make a difference in our community and the world. We do this through our strong commitment to our business partners, employees, community and the environment.