FOR BARILLA, THIS MEANS
Improving the efficiency of production processes in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption.
Promoting more sustainable agricultural and farming practices for all of the Group's strategic supply chains.
We seek excellent ingredients for our recipes, ensuring high quality and guaranteeing responsible production that is attentive to the Planet’s resources.
The rights of people who operate in the supply chains and the impacts of production on the environment and the wellbeing of animals, are fundamental criteria we consider in our purchasing decisions.
Over the years, we have developed the Sustainable Agriculture Project, which promotes the development of responsible farming practices in economic, environmental and social terms, increasing the percentage of responsibly purchased raw materials every year to 63% in 2020.
In order to guarantee the consistently excellent quality of durum wheat and promote the growth of its producers, we provide tools to make the agricultural practices more efficient and sustainable: the Decalogue for the Sustainable Cultivation of Quality Durum Wheat and the granoduro.net® platform.
In order to improve the sustainability of the products, we measure their environmental impacts throughout their life cycle by the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method. 73% of volumes produced are currently covered by the lca analysis.
We make sure that all suppliers of raw materials of animal origin respect the highest animal welfare standards and criteria. for this reason, we have drawn up the Barilla Animal Welfare Guidelines, working with Compassion in World Farming (CIWF).
We make sure that all suppliers of raw materials of animal origin respect the highest animal welfare standards and criteria. for this reason, we have drawn up the Barilla Animal Welfare Guidelines, working with compassion in world farming (ciwf).
In 2012, we launched a process to gradually stop using eggs from cage-reared hens and move to buying eggs from producers who rear free-range hens. In 2020, 100% of eggs purchased came from cage-free hens.
In accordance with its animal welfare policy, the group buys 100% of its pork and beef from producers who respect the Barilla Animal Welfare Guidelines.
In 2020, Barilla was confirmed as the Italian leader in animal welfare according to the BBFAW (Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare) publication.
Packaging protects the product, ensures that it is preserved over time and maintains its flavour. We promote the environmental sustainability of product packaging, in accordance with the Barilla sustainable packaging principles.
In 2020, 99.6% of packaging was purchased responsibly in accordance with the Barilla sustainable packaging principles. Furthermore, 100% of the paper and cardboard used in the packaging is certified according to FSC, PEFC and SFI standards.
We promote the improvement of the environmental impact of production processes by managing and monitoring the energy resources used in production plants, the respective greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and production waste.
We are committed to the rational and efficient use of energy resources and to increasing our supply of energy from renewable sources with GO (Guarantee of Origin) certificates.
In 2020, 64% of the electricity bought from the grid came from renewal sources with GO certificates.
As part of a project launched in 2010, we have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 31% and water consumption by 23%, per ton of finished product.
As for emissions, two of our brands, wasa and grancereale, have undertaken a process to offset the remaining emissions through offsetting projects.