Our commitment from field to fork
We care about the world we live in and we are committed to play a role in reducing our impact on the planet. For this reason, we constantly work to improve the efficiency of the production processes, reducing the environmental impact in terms of CO2eq emissions and water consumption, and to promote farming and livestock breeding practices with a lower impact for all our supply chains.
Our achievements of goodness
We believe that what makes our products good is also the care and attention we put everyday on improving and innovating our processes to reduce our impact on the planet. And these are our results of goodness:
of our brands fully offset their CO2eq emissions
Wasa, GranCereale, Harrys and Mulino Bianco.
reduced greenhouse gas emissions
per tonne of finished product, since 2010.
reduced water consumption
per tonne of finished product, since 2010.
of the purchased electricity
comes from renewable sources with GO certificates.
Our responsible packaging
To protect the goodness of our products and guarantee their freshness, we use only paper, virgin fibre cardboard from responsibly managed forests, glass, plastic film and metal.
99,6% of our packaging is designed to be recycled.
We pay close attention to farming
We promote agricultural and farming practices with a lower impact for all our supply chain, to positively contribute to the planet and to growers communities, also ensuring a fair remuneration. For this reason, we involved over 10,000 farms in sustainable agriculture projects concerning our main raw materials.
Animal welfare is key for us
We aim to ensure that all suppliers of raw materials of animal origin comply not just with legal requirements, but also with the highest animal welfare standards and criteria. For this reason, in collaboration with the organization Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), we have developed the Barilla Guidelines on Animal Welfare. We are proud to share that since 2019 all our eggs are cage-free.
We put special care on our raw materials
We have developed Guidelines and tools to support more than 8,000 farmers in obtaining a better quality of durum wheat for our pasta, while having a lower impact on the planet.
Thanks to the Mulino Charter and the Harrys Charter, we promote the sustainable cultivation of soft wheat, including more than 2,000 farms so far.
100% of the purchases come from the countries where the tomatoes are processed and transformed into sauces.
Mainly sourced by suppliers located nearby the Rubbiano (close to Parma) plant, to minimize the time between the harvesting and processing
99% of cocoa is purchased supporting the Cocoa Horizons Foundation, committed to improving the living conditions of growers’ communities in Africa.
We use sunflower oil, rapeseed oil and soybean oil. As regards sunflower oil, its production is promoted in rotation with durum wheat.
The Science-Based Targets
Science-Based Targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions are defined in line with the decarburization level required to keep the increase of global temperatures below 1.5°C, as
defined in the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and included in the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21).
The SBT initiative stems from the collaboration of Carbon Disclosure Project, United Nations Global Compact, World Resource Institute and WWF, with the aim to guide companies in defining ambitious objectives for the mitigation of climate change, to guarantee that their Climate Action is in line with scientific objectives.
In 2019, Barilla submitted its own reduction objectives:
• 25% reduction of Scope 1 and 2 absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (compared to 2017);
• 26% reduction of Scope 3 absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, per tonne of finished product (compared to 2017).
The external validation Group confirmed that Barilla’s objectives are in line with the commitment required for a 2°C reduction.
The ‘Carta del Mulino’: the Mulino Bianco charter for sustainable soft wheatThe ‘Carta del Mulino’: the Mulino Bianco charter for sustainable soft wheat
Harrys, fifty years of tenderness in our historyHarrys, fifty years of tenderness in our history
2021 Sustainability Report: our commitment to the wellbeing of people and the planet through the quality of our food2021 Sustainability Report: our commitment to the wellbeing of people and the planet through the quality of our food
Travelling the sustainability railroad with BarillaTravelling the sustainability railroad with Barilla
Good food builds stronger communities.
FROM NOW TO 2030
Acting today to design a better future
Our contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.