ALL OUR PRODUCTS AND BRANDS MUST BRING THE WORLD FOOD THAT IS JOYFUL, HEALTHY AND HONEST, INSPIRED BY THE ITALIAN LIFESTYLE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET.
Changes in the economic, social and environmental scenario are affecting the sustainability of the whole food and agricultural sector.
Barilla is committed to making its own contribution to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
There are some particularly urgent challenges:
821 million people are undernourished (one in nine) and 2.1 billion people (three in ten) suffer from obesity or are overweight.
Every year, one third of the world’s food production is wasted: around 1.3 billion tonnes of edible food wasted along the supply chain or at the time of consumption, in private homes and restaurants.
Every year, we consume the resources of 1.7 planets, which means that, unless we change our lifestyle immediately, by 2050 we will need resources equivalent to 3 planets.
The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) is an independent and multidisciplinary think tank that analyses the environmental, economic and social dimension of food, inspiring the group’s activities every day.
By working with international experts and scientists, the BCFN Foundation produces scientific material aimed at analysing the complexity of current agro-food systems, promoting solutions and good practices for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) endorsed by the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda.
The BCFN Foundation has introduced the Double Pyramid model, which highlights the very close link between two aspects of every type of food item: foods with the lowest environmental impact are also those recommended by nutritionists for our health.
Over the years, we have outlined a journey, summed up in the “Good for You, Good for the Planet” Mission, which guides us, step by step, to bring the world food that is good, nutritionally balanced and sourced from responsible supply chains, inspired by the Italian lifestyle and the Mediterranean Diet.
We want to continue offering people quality, safety, goodness and both enjoyable and sustainable gastronomic experiences through our brands, to be enjoyed throughout the day.
Discover the stories of our brands.
In Italy, BARILLA has started a journey of discovery, exploring the “Origini della Bontà” (Origin of Goodness), plus a digital platform, “guardatustesso” [see for yourself], to discover more about our supply chains.
MULINO BIANCO has embarked on a similar journey, launching the new “Carta del Mulino” a charter for more responsible agriculture, plus the first product made with 100% sustainable flour: Buongrano.
Since 2015, PAN DI STELLE has been working to source a better cocoa and to improve the quality of life of farmers in Ivory Coast. In 2018, it transformed its commitment into the story of little Nyma.
HARRYS has been committed to making the soft wheat supply chain more sustainable and promoting the welfare of farmers and the environment.
And from this year, our crispbread brand, WASA, has established a clear commitment to help the Planet, offsetting its remaining CO2 emissions.