“Anyone who says that ethics is at the first place, would support too big of a statement, as there are too many unexpected glitches”
The Urbani Group has been active for years in humanitarian causes. Some examples are the treatment and care of those less fortunate, and the many research projects supported by the group. First of all is the support offered to the creation of the "Giulio Loreti Foundation" which is devoted to providing free medical care. The non-profit (NPO) “Giulio Loreti Foundation” was founded on the December 4, 2000 by Luca and Francesco Loreti, and the rest of the Loreti family. Luca and Francesco are the sons of Olga Urbani and are both active in the Urbani company. The “Giulo Loreti Foundation” was recognized by the region of Umbria on October 25, 2002, and is headquartered in Campello sul Clitunno, province of Perugia, where the Temple of Clitumnus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located. This nonprofit foundation was created by the family in memory of Dr. Giulio Loreti, who died at the early age of 47 years. A great man with a sensitive, generous, and beautiful soul, who showed so much love in his short lifetime; he taught those who had the privilege of knowing him to live with simplicity and to respect others. The greatest lesson taught by Dr. Loreti was the profound attention given to the most vulnerable, needy or suffering ones, of whom he recognized the social value.
Remembering him and pursuing his principles are the primary objectives of the Foundation, by offering financial assistance to people who are unable to pay for medical care. Today, the foundation is chaired by Professor Valerio Di Carlo, former Chairman of the Department of Surgery at San Raffaele teaching Hospital in Milan, who carries out all Foundation activities along with Olga Urbani and her husband Sandro Loreti. In addition to the Foundation, Urbani Tartufi carries out numerous other philanthropic activities every year. It makes donations on behalf of employees who excel for professionalism and dedication, sponsoring international children in need. Recently Urbani sponsored a postgraduate course on "Communication Sciences" for the social workers of CEIS, Therapeutic Community for Addicts of Spoleto, in the province of Perugia. In addition, Urbani has made donations for retinoblastoma research, a cancer of genetic nature affecting the eyes of newborns, to several orphanages in Umbria, including Cascia and Assisi, and to several ONPI in Umbria (institutional care for elderly), such as the institute "San Paolo" of Spoleto and Foligno. Recently it also supported various rehabilitation activities for prisoners of Spoleto's High Security Prison.