Giving workers the chance to become masters of their own destiny


Michele Ferrero Entrepreneurial Project includes commercial enterprises to all effects; their goal, therefore, is to earn profits. nonetheless, they act according to a “social” spirit because they aim to create jobs in the least developed areas of emerging countries.

Moreover, they implement projects and initiatives of a social and humanitarian nature, aimed at safeguarding the health and educational and social development of chidren and young adults in those countries, independently from achievement, or failure to achieve, positive balance results.

The Michele Ferrero Entrepreneurial Project launched its production activities in 2005 in Cameroon (Yaoundé), in 2006 in South Africa (Walkerville/Midvaal, Gauteng) and in 2007 in India (Baramati/Pune, Maharashtra).


as of 31/08/2018

The Michele Ferrero Entrepreneurial Project mission

Job Creation

With this pledge, the Michele Ferrero Entrepreneurial Project, targeting the communities where it operates, aims to not only provide its collaborators with an income that enables them to make a living for themselves and their families, but also to:
• share a strong sense of dignity with working men and women, offering them the possibility of becoming masters of their own destiny; 
• provide professional training and working skills;
• foster a modern culture of industrial work.

The establishment of production plants provides opportunities for spin-off activities that involve local enterprises. Moreover, the production gives preference to the use of local raw materials: this leads to the creation of further jobs, triggering a virtuous spiral of economic development and wellbeing for the local community.

Social and humanitarian projects and initiatives

To date, the social and humanitarian initiatives on which the Michele Ferrero Entrepreneurial Project has focused their concern are child care in the health and education sectors.
These activities include the rebuilding and restructuring of public schools and nurseries, support to paediatric care centres for homeless children, seminars for young adults to raise awareness on the prevention of transmittable diseases.


The Michele Ferrero Entrepreneurial Project continues to strengthen its interest in social and humanitarian activities, supporting children’s education and welfare. Projects such as building and restoring of a nursery and a primary school have been started in India, with Kindergarten Pietro Ferrero in Baramati, a 1000 2 able to host 120 children. In Cité Verte, Yaoundé, Cameroon, a primary school has been restored and a new block has been built.

Social initiatives completed or still in progress

The “Dedicated Social Fund” set up by the local branches of the Group, participating in the Michele Ferrero Entrepreneurial Project, is accrued each year with additional funding. This represents a percentage of the value of the estimated annual production volumes of the plant; such funds are thus allocated regardless of whether the branch itself has generated any profit.

The “Dedicated Social Fund” is then used – on a three-year basis – for the implementation of social initiatives and projects, in collaboration with local institutional authorities.

With the support of the Ferrero Foundation – which has extensive experience in social and philanthropic activities in support of early childhood – the social initiatives of the companies belonging to the Michele Ferrero Entrepreneurial Project aim at safeguarding the health, educational and social development of children and teenagers in the local communities where they operate.


A project offering educational support to children and young people hosted at the refugee camp at Gado-Badzere in the south-east of the country, on the border with the Central African Republic, has been recently finalized. The camp houses thousands of people who have taken refuge in Cameroon because of the war in Central Africa.

These include over 1,000 children, between the ages of 6 and 8, half of which do not go to school.
The project, implemented in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - a specialised agency that has already won the Nobel Peace Prize twice – has re-used some of the Ferrero EXPO 2015 pavilion structures (modules for residential use) to create four classrooms for children and young people.

South Africa

Authorizations required for the building of a paediatric primary care facility near our plant, are being requested. Such facility will provide paediatric care to children in the local community and the children of employees who work at the Walkerville plant.

The project - which will reuse some of the Ferrero EXPO 2015 pavilion structures (modules for residential use) - will help also to improve the health care currently offered to the employees.