Since 2011 the Ferrero Group has been implementing the ABCDE Plan (A Business Code Dialogue Engagement), aimed at sharing the Group's Code of Business Conduct with all stakeholders in the value chain. The code is based on the Ferrero principles, it complies with the Group's Code of Ethics and defines Ferrero practices in the following areas:
1. excellent product quality and safety;
2. commitment to protecting human rights;
3. environmental protection and sustainability;
4. guaranteeing standards in the workplace environment;
5. business integrity.
In 2013, the goal of sharing Ferrero's Code of Business Conduct with the entire value chain was achieved.
The Ferrero Group hasn't stopped at merely reaching its objective. In particular, the Group has developed the Ferrero Farming Values protocol for the field production of hazelnuts, developed in partnership with SCS Global Services, which provides the verification audits of Ferrero's supply chain.
Since December 2013, Ferrero has been part of the Supply Chain Initiative, promoting the implementation of the Principles of Good Practices in Vertical Relations in the Food Supply Chain.
The Supply Chain Initiative was jointly launched by seven European associations with the aim of increasing fairness in trade relations throughout the entire food supply chain.
In January 2017, the promoters of the Supply Chain Initiative submitted the second annual report, that provides an overview of progress and achievements in the Supply Chain Initiative since its launch in September 2013.
Since joining the Supply Chain Initiative, Ferrero has not lodged any complaints, nor have any been lodged against it.
RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN FERRERO
RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN SUPPLY CHAINS