Founded in 1946, the National Confederation of Artisanal Companies and SMEs (CNA) represents the interests of artisanal companies and the entrepreneurs that work in them, SMEs and their associates. CNA Lombardy is the regional association representing the CNA in Lombardy, which is made up of nine provincials CNAs. Its main role is to represent the interests of artisanal entrepreneurs and their regional/sector associations. It is the signatory on regional collective bargaining agreements and has a presence in Provincial Observatories, Chamber Councils, the Regional Commission of Artisanal companies and all institutional bargaining discussions. It organises and assists with overseas missions to help boost the competitiveness of companies on the market. It was the first Lombardy-level association to release its own corporate report. Energy is one of CNA Lombardy’s priorities and the organisation has projects and training activities currently running to improve the energy efficiency of its affiliated companies.