Founded in 1910, Confindustria is the main organisation representing Italian manufacturing and services companies.
A total of 149.288 companies of all sizes - employing a total of 5.516.975 workers - are voluntary members of the organisation.
The fundamental value underlying Confindustria’s activities is the belief that free enterprise and free economic activity, within the framework of a market economy, are key factors for the growth and development of society as a whole.
In its by-laws, Confindustria pledges to contribute to Italy’s economic and social growth by cooperating with both Italian and international political institutions and economic, social and cultural organisations.
To this end, Confindustria represents the interests of Italian companies to leading political and administrative institutions, including parliament, the government, trade unions and other social partners.