Food: Fileni, towards a better European sustainable supply chain

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(ANSA) – MILAN, 09 MAR – Being “the best supply chain in Europe for the well-being of people and animals” is the ambitious goal to which Fileni, the first Italian and European producer of poultry meat from organic farming and third player in the sector, aims national poultry rabbit. The Group based in Cingoli (Macerata) in January 2022 obtained the B Corp certification, the ‘stamp’ recognized to companies that stand out worldwide for the adoption of the highest standards of environmental and social performance.

There are over 4,000 of them in the world (more than 120 in Italy alone), but Fileni is the first meat producer to have received the recognition, issued by the American non-profit body B Lab. The sustainable path of the Marche-based company – founded in 1970 by Giovanni Fileni and who today can count on a turnover of 500 million, 1800 employees and about 300 farms – was told during the event ‘We choose to defend the future’ organized at the Feltrinelli Foundation in Milan.

“In defining our purpose, we have brought to light a line that passes from sustainability, from the circular economy and naturally to a third, even more advanced concept: that of ‘regeneration’, understood as the ability to generate more economic and social value. and the environmental one used to produce “, explained Massimo Fileni, vice president of the Group together with his sister Roberta. “We have become a B Corp, the first in the meat industry – added Roberta Fileni -, because we feel the urgency to act and operate having a positive impact on the environment and society”.

Among Fileni’s new commitments for the future, the goal of extending its carbon neutrality – already achieved at company level – across the entire supply chain by 2040, joining the The Climate Pledge community, as well as respecting the best standards of animal welfare in the breeding of broilers, following – the first Italian company – the Ecc (European Chicken Committement) criteria. (HANDLE).

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