Collaborations - Good for the Planet

Our collaborations
2012

UN Global Compact Sustainable Agriculture Business Principles (Core Advisory Group)

BARILLA’S INTEREST

Participate in the creation of the document on the principles of sustainable agriculture.

ANNUAL ACTIVITIES

  • Participate regularly in the meetings
2012

FAO - SAFA Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture systems

BARILLA’S INTEREST

Share the project to implement specific guidelines at the international level to improve sustainability of the agri-food systems.

ANNUAL ACTIVITIES

  • Participate regularly in meetings and workshops and check the application of the Guidelines
2013

Project “Industrial Symbiosis” - ASTER

BARILLA’S INTEREST

Find new opportunities to use production waste as secondary raw materials for packaging or other uses.

ANNUAL ACTIVITIES

  • Participate regularly in the meetings.
  • Supply waste for testing.
  • Test material produced.
2008

Italian section of the European Technology Platform “Plant for the Future”

BARILLA’S INTEREST

Share the European prospective on priorities in the area of plant research and  funding opportunities at the national/European level.

ANNUAL ACTIVITIES

  • Participate regularly in the meetings. 
  • Involvement as member of the “Platform” Board.
  • Contribute to the preparation of official documents.
2009

Collaborate with Universities and research institutions in the Mediterranean Basin,  among those: HORTA, the Cattolica University of Piacenza,  the  University of Thessaly, the Bahri Dağdaş International Agricultural Research Institute of Konya, and in North America, the University of North Dakota and UC Davis University.

BARILLA’S INTEREST

Favour the transfer of expertise and know-how between the academic world and supply chain players to adopt better agronomic practices. 

ANNUAL ACTIVITIES

  • Identify and involve agricultural supply chain partners.
  • Provide technical and methodological contribution to data collection and analysis to identify sustainable agronomic practices.
  • Fund projects.
2014

Work with suppliers and production consortia, among which Morning Star, Ingomar, Consorzio Casalasco del Pomodoro, Emiliana Conserve, Cereal Docks, Americo Coppini, Unigrà, Co.Pro.B, Italia Zuccheri, Barry Callebaut.

BARILLA’S INTEREST

Develop standards shared among all the supply chain players and verify their application with the goal to improve sustainability along the supply chains that provide the ingredients for Barilla’s recipes.

ANNUAL ACTIVITIES

  • Participate in work groups to share good practices. 
  • Promote supply chain agreements. 
  • Fund projects aimed at speeding up the dissemination of good practices. 

The Group is also involved in the “Environmental Steering Committee” of The Consumer Goods Forum; specifically on issues related to food waste and deforestation.