Packaging Cluster renews its GOLD LABEL accreditation for cluster management
- The ESCA - European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis - awards the Gold Label recognition to entities that carry out good cluster management
- More than 30 different indicators are assessed to audit excellent governance
- In 2020, the Packaging Cluster obtained the Gold Label certificate for the first time, together with 6 other Catalan entities: MODACC, Catalan Water Partnership, Beauty Cluster Barcelona, FEMAC and Secpho.
The Packaging Cluster has renewed its Gold Label certificate that recognises, according to the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA), the management of cluster entities, considering the commitment and professionalism of its team. Last January, the cluster underwent an audit by ESCA experts to determine whether it met the requirements of excellence, with a positive result. The recognition is valid for 2 years and has been awarded by the director of the ESCA, Helmut Kergel; and by Alberto Cominges, president of the Cluster Excellence Expert Group.
In 2020, the Packaging Cluster obtained the Gold Label certificate for the first time, together with 6 other Catalan entities: MODACC, Catalan Water Partnership, Beauty Cluster Barcelona, FEMAC and Secpho. As a result of the covid pandemic, the awards ceremony was held virtually, chaired by the Minister of Business and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Ramon Tremosa. Also participating in the event were the aforementioned director of ESCA, Helmut Kergel, ACCIÓ's delegate councillor, Joan Romero, and Joan Martí, director of business strategy at ACCIÓ.
To obtain the Gold Label, the cluster has to meet certain requirements of "excellence" in terms of structure, governance, funding, strategy, services and recognition. 31 indicators that demonstrate the quality of the service offered, after audit by ESCA experts, a commitment to continuous improvement.
Worldwide, there are only 144 clusters from 19 different countries with Gold Label recognition.