Actions - Good for the Planet

Barilla's main actions

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We measure our products’ environmental impact throughout their entire life cycle and direct our offer towards products at the base of the environmental pyramid: their production requires fewer resources from the Planet in terms of greenhouse gases, water and land occupied to regenerate the resources used. 

To date, 94% of Barilla's products are in the lower part of the Double Pyramid.

In 2016, Product Environmental Declarations were 61, covering 69% of volumes manufactured.

Supply chain

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In collaboration with the growers’ associations, supply chain farmers and scientific partners, we are committed to identifying solutions that will allows us to grow the main raw materials used for Barilla’s recipes in a more sustainable manner

We have defined sustainable cultivation projects for all of our strategic supply chains.

Inspired by a Sustainable Agriculture Codewe develop Specifications that provide farmers and ranchers with guidelines on cultivation practices that improve production yields and quality, while reducing environmental impact and protecting animal welfare.

The Sustainable Agriculture Code applies to purchases of durum wheat and semolina, common wheat and flour, rye and rye flour, tomato, vegetable oil and eggs, which together account for more than 80% of the ingredients used by the Group

To smooth the transition to more sustainable models of agricultural production we are committed to purchasing by 2020 all our main ingredients from supply chains that use responsible cultivation practises, capable of improving environmental and social sustainability.

19% of strategic raw materials purchased in 2016 comes from responsibly managed supply chains.


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We adopted environmental management systems, certified by an external body, to reduce depletion of resources and lower the impact of our production activities on climate change: by 2020 the goal is to reduce by 30% greenhouse gases emissions and water consumption per ton of finished product compared to 2010.

We reduced CO2 emissions per ton of product by 28% compared to 2010.

CO2 emitted by plants in relation to product volumes (milion tons of products/Million tons of CO2)


We reduced water consumption  by 21% per ton of product compared to 2010.