Our Diversity and Inclusion journey
Barilla is on journey, and our journey has been one of introspection and discovery. Along the way we have stumbled, but each and every step of the way we saw opportunities to accelerate and consolidate our commitment toward diversity and inclusion. How? By embarking on result-oriented partnerships with external organizations, implementing tangible changes in policy and procedures, raising awareness of diversity and inclusion naming a Chief Diversity Officer who reports directly to the CEO, and securing a long-term commitment from our senior leadership to these advances.
CLAUDIO COLZANI, CEO, BARILLA GROUP
"Promoting diversity and inclusion is not just about doing the right thing but also about supporting our growth strategy. A diverse workforce and an inclusive culture boost engagement and allow for a deeper understanding of society."
Our key facts
We want to be an increasingly inclusive company for all and we will continue to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion among our employees and partners, wherever we operate.
Women empowerment and leadership
We have taken action to promote women in business enhancing female talent in every aspect of Company life.
From 8% to
women in Barilla's top band
direct reports to the CEO increased from 2013 to 2021.
From 23% to
women in direct reports to the Global Leadership Team
increased from 2014 to 2021.
From 33% to
women in leadership positions globally
increased from 2014 to 2021.
Global Diversity and Inclusion Board
In 2013 we established a Global Diversity and Inclusion Board, comprised by a group of employees from around the Barilla world and external advisory members and created the role of Chief Diversity Officer.
Employee Resource Groups
Our approach from the start of our journey was to learn from others in order to accelerate our progress, as well as obtaining input from our employees.
Our awards and recognitions
We have learned a lot and made significant progress in Diversity and Inclusion over the past few years, but we still have a lot of work to do and are committed to continue progressing in this culture change journey.
Our long-term commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity
Today, we are committed to heighten our efforts, setting challenging goals that will help us become a more inclusive workplace; creating a more diverse, committed and engaged workforce; enhancing an open culture that embraces and celebrates differences; promoting and supporting diversity programs in the communities where we operate.
We work hard to achieve balance in all areas: gender balance among our employees and management, work-life balance for our people.
Barilla is the first Italian company to support the United Nation Standards of Conduct for Business aimed at tackling LGBTQ+ discrimination in business.
Supplier Diversity Program
Supplier Diversity & Inclusion is about engaging the widest pool of suppliers to deliver goods and services.
Barilla is working with local organization and government agencies to identify, train and onboard refugees into the workplace.
We want to overcome physical and mental barriers and push cultural understanding and awareness of visible and invisible disabilities, ensuring inclusion in the workplace.
Race and Ethnicity
We work on representation and inclusion of people from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds to address any inequality and injustice.
Our Code of Ethics
A management system that respects diversity and promotes inclusion is fundamental for a company that operates all over the world with more than 8,000 people. In our big family we enhance the value of each person, by respecting physical, cultural and moral integrity and the right to interact and associate with others because human life inspires all the company’s activities.