Driving cultural change in the entire supply chain
We are committed to Diversity and Inclusion and to providing equal opportunities across our entire supply chain, from field to fork, because it is in the best interest of the people we serve every day. We strive to engage and cultivate suppliers that are reflective of the communities we serve and the values we hold.
“At Barilla, everyone is welcome at our table. We have always valued diversity in our supply chain, and that is why in 2018, we formally established our Supplier Diversity program. We believe that having a strong Supplier Diversity program is simply the right thing to do. We are proud to invest in diverse suppliers across various industries, including women, minority, veteran, disability and LGBTQ+ owned companies as this enriches our working relationships and our communities.”
MELISSA TENDICK, PRESIDENT REGION AMERICAS, BARILLA GROUP
Our Supplier Diversity and Inclusion program is a natural extension of how we conduct business. Continuing to promote and increase the participation of diverse businesses allows us to further drive innovation, deliver the highest quality products and grow local economies. These unique viewpoints and skills also fuel our ability to give back to society in meaningful ways.
Our success hinges on the company we keep. As a global food leader, we take seriously our duty to support, educate, and develop suppliers from diverse background to reflect the dynamics of the ever-evolving consumer marketplace and the values that we uphold.
Our long-term commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity
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.
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.