(ANSA) – MILAN, JUL 26 – Products with low environmental impact and increasingly innovative and environmentally friendly production processes, with a constant reduction in emissions and water consumption. To which is added the attention to raw materials grown in a sustainable way and support for communities.
These are some of the results achieved by Barilla, and illustrated in the Sustainability Report published on the Group’s website, committed to making packaging less impactful for the environment even in a difficult year for the procurement of raw materials for packaging. In Italy, 100% of product packaging is now recyclable and Barilla only uses paper and cardboard from responsibly managed forests.
“We want to bring joy through the products we offer to consumers, through gastronomy, through conviviality, helping to improve the lives of those who choose our products and the world around us – says Claudio Colzani, CEO of the Barilla Group -. We will continue to invest in our supply chains by introducing principles of regenerative agriculture, to further reduce our environmental impact in terms of CO2eq emissions and water consumption and to create recyclable packaging “.
Present in over 100 countries with 30 production sites, in 2021 Barilla produced over 2 million tons of food with processes that are increasingly attentive to the environment. Compared to 2010, greenhouse gas emissions fell by 31% and water consumption per ton of finished product by 18%. Thanks to the investments made, emissions equivalent to 7 car journeys between the Earth and the Sun and a quantity of water sufficient to fill 222 Olympic swimming pools were therefore cut in just over 10 years. 64% of the electricity purchased comes from renewable sources and over 91% of the waste produced was sent for recycling and energy recovery. Today 95% of Barilla products have a low environmental impact. (HANDLE).