Actions - Good for the Communities

Barilla's main actions
Food security and social inclusion

Commitments:OUR MAIN RESULTS
Different projects have been developed to donate food excesses, and we have created coordination mechanisms with the local associations that help people in need.

Some of the organisations are: Banco Alimentare in Italy, Feeding America in the United States, Food Bank Australia, Banque Alimentaire and Restos du Coeur in France.

Furthermore, Barilla supports the activity of Chef Bruno Serato, who donates every day a pasta dish to hundreds of children in need through the Caterina’s Club Foundation.
more than 4,000 tons of products donated in the world
During emergencies caused by natural disasters in Italy, we collaborate with the Civil Defence to help the populations involved through product donations, a team of volunteers called the “Barilla Angels”, and a first response mobile unit. When we cannot intervene directly, we support organisations providing humanitarian assistance programmes.

In 2016, for example, we supported UNICEF in Turkey, UNHCR to help refugees following the occupation of Mosul; in Sweden we started work and integration programmes for immigrants and in Greece we supported several local organisations with financial and product donations.
118 Barilla People make up a team of volunteers of the Civil Defence: the Barilla Angels

Food excess

commitmentsOUR MAIN RESULTS

We promote educational programmes to make the new generations aware of the importance of correct nutrition and physical activity, the respect for the value of food and the environmental impact of food choices.

Examples:

  • the Giocampus project in Italy
  • the collaboration with Common Threads and Girls Scouts in the United States.
More than 15,000 kids and teenagers from Parma involved in 2016 in the “Giocampus” project.

We involved young people in the urban areas of Chicago, New York, Austin and Miami in projects of healthy eating education and promotion of healthy lifestyles.

Responsible supply chain

commitmentsOUR MAIN RESULTS
We promote supply chain contracts to support farmers and prefer long term cultivation contracts, thus establishing stable relations that offer more guarantees to farms and favour investments to improve productivity.

Furthermore, through projects developed in collaboration with scientific partners and farmers’ associations, we provide tools to favour a more efficient agronomic management, which enables farmers to improve the quality and yield of crops. 
1,500 farms involved in projects that improve the competitiveness of local agriculture.