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.
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Barilla has strengthened its commitment to spread nutritionally balanced food models and has continued its commitment to enhance the Italian agricultural supply chain.
Mulino Bianco launched la Carta del Mulino a charter for more responsible farming and the first products made with 100% sustainable common wheat flour.
Pan Di Stelle continued its engagement with the Cocoa Horizons Foundation to improve the quality of life of those farmers in the cocoa plantations, in Ivory Coast.
Harrys has strengthened its commitment to making the common wheat supply chain more sustainable and, in early 2020, fully offset CO2 emissions.
Gran Cereale made a commitment in favour of the environment, fully offsetting CO2 emissions and funding a special project for the protection of wooded areas in Italy.
Wasa continued the effort undertaken in 2018 to maintain total CO2 emission offset.