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The Ferrero Group pays particular attention to the protection of the planet: for this reason, the Group aims to combine a strong interest in growth with great care for the related environmental impact, as described below.

CARBON FOOTPRINT

Ferrero Group believes that its primary responsibility is to measure the impact of the entire supply chain of its products. Only once it has a clear vision of its own impact can it manage and reduce it. Since 2009, the Group has been measuring its Carbon Footprint annually, committing to gradually increasing its boundaries.

THE FER-WAY PROJECT


Aware of the implications of a scarce supply of resources for its business, the Ferrero Group supports and promotes the development of a circular economy through its FER-Way environmental responsibility project.

Since FY 2013/2014, with the launch of the FER-Way - Ferrero Environmental Responsibility Way - project, aimed at the correct management of environmental sustainability, the Group has been paying particular attention to the improvement of data accuracy, to the greater inclusion of indirect emission sources and to the redefinition of indicators and measurement parameters that follow the most recent developments in the scientific field. The approach is based on four actions as shown in the image.

 

Moreover Ferrero, through its FER-Way environmental responsibility project, supports and promotes the development of a circular economy, an economy planned to self-regenerate, which is replacing the traditional linear consumption model.

For this purpose, the Group started rethinking the management of some of its many resources, specifically food ingredients, energy and packaging materials, as “cycles” rather than as conventional linear supply chains.

THE FOOD INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTION TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

 

TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Over the last 150 years, the global economy has followed a linear production and consumption trajectory creating an ever-greater demand of natural resources. Given the expectations of growth for the world population, it is crucial to change the way of thinking and thus of producing and consuming.
Therefore, a circular economy model, an economy planned to self-regenerate, is replacing the traditional linear consumption model.
In order to incorporate the principles of circular economy into its activities, Ferrero started rethinking the management of some of its many resources - food ingredients, energy and packaging materials - as cycles rather than as conventional linear supply chains.

FERRERO4FUTURE (FERRERO FOR FUTURE)

In the context of the FER-Way project, the Ferrero4Future Framework was created: four areas of action upon which the Ferrero Group is working to launch itself towards a more sustainable future.

Efficient resource use

Resources are a precious asset for Ferrero, and it’s important to use them responsibly. Resources such as water, energy and packaging materials are available only in limited quantities, for such reason Ferrero is working to reduce their use along the production chain of its products. 

Emissions
The Group wants to grow as a business with low emissions, for this reason, in order to reduce its impact, it measures and manages its Carbon Footprint, aiming at technological innovation and collaboration and focusing not only on the impact of its business but also on the impact of the entire value chain.

Waste management
In line with the Group’s policy for the general reduction of waste and the better management of the production chain, and in keeping with the views of the European Union in favour of increasing the quantity of recovered waste, the two main intervention areas of the Group’s production plants on the issue of waste concern a reduction in waste production in absolute terms and the recovery index, equal to 95%.

Protection of natural ecosystem
The business of the Ferrero Group, as part of the global ecosystem, can generate impacts through its direct activities or along the supply chain. It is very important, once the ecosystem elements involved are identified, to actively conserve them. In particular, for a food company like Ferrero, biodiversity, deforestation and use of the soil are certainly key aspects.