In early 2010, Terna consolidated its new campaign to disseminate the Code of Ethics with the "Vote your Value" (Vota il Tuo Valore) initiative.
All of Terna's employees were asked to vote for one of the company's founding values as a way to orient solidarity initiatives.
A total of 61.6% of the company's staff voted, thus making it possible to establish a strong bond between corporate giving and the values enshrined in the Code of Ethics by supporting projects that were consistent with the most voted values. These were Rule of Law/Honesty, Respect and Responsibility/Stewardship.
The latter value inspired the project for the promotion of the Roman kiln in Lonato del Garda. Dating from the 2nd century BC, it was discovered within the compound of a Terna power station in Fornade dei Gorghi.
The project started in March 2011 when Terna handed over the area to the Municipality of Lonato sul Garda on a free loan basis to set up a museum for local school tourism.
The Municipality of Lonato, in collaboration with the Lombardy Archeological Heritage Superintendency and Terna, started works to recover and secure the site. These were financed with regional and EU funds and were completed in May 2014.
All architectural barriers have been eliminated and the site now has a new roof, new walls, a lighting system, a parking space, an educational itinerary featuring information panels with illustrations, a bookshop and a classroom for workshops during visits by schools.
The Municipality has assigned the management of the site to “La Polada”, an association operating in the preservation of historical, archaeological and natural assets. It will open site from June to September offering guided tours by appointment to private citizens and visitors and, starting from September, to schools.
The museum of the Roman kiln in Lonato is an excellent example of stewardship of a public asset, which from now on will be mad e accessible to schools and private citizens interested in archeology and history.