Loyalty and trust
Respect and responsibility
Based on our respect of the principle of equality of treatment, we promote the professional and personal development of our human resources. This also reinforces our strong ties with the local Communities in the territories where we operate.
We are committed to avoiding any form of discrimination in our employment practices, in all the Companies of our Group, starting from the initial moment of recruitment. The primary goal of our employment strategy is to establish long-lasting relations, inspired by the principles of professional growth and recognition of merit.
We guarantee our employees the freedom to belong to Trade Unions and we recognize the role of Unions in contractual matters.
The protection of human health and the respect for the environment are at the core of our operational practices. We manage our facilities through the use of sustainable resources, such as water, energy, raw and other materials, including the use of renewable resources. We strive for a reduction in our environmental impact in all forms, in particular by reducing emissions, eliminating waste and correctly managing waste products.
We support the protection of human dignity, as well as the absolute and unconditional respect of human rights, wherever the Ferrero Group companies operate.
We support the abolition of the exploitation of child labour and of forced and coercive labour, within our sphere of influence and along the entire production chain, through specific legal means and close relations with local Communities.
Integrity and sobriety
Our advocacy practices towards International, National and Local Institutions are based on solid scientific knowledge and always inspired by intellectual and behavioural integrity, as well as transparency.
Passion for quality, research and innovation
We apply consolidated quality and traceability procedures, in order to preserve the organoleptic and nutritional characteristics of our raw materials.
A fundamental element of our success is the careful selection of the highest quality raw materials, sourced with full respect for a strict ethical code concerning their origin, harvesting and manufacturing.
Within the global context of growing attention to themes such as nutrition and physical activity, we focus our research strategy and our production investments on the creation of high quality products, carefully developed in terms of their nutritional value and portioning, so that they can be integrated into a balanced diet, with particular attention to the needs of children and families.
The difference between a brilliant strategy and success lies in the ability to establish a clear vision, in being proactive with your investments, in being timely with your undertakings, in being excellent in your execution. The Ferrero Group has seen such success because of its solid and deeply rooted culture of “learning by doing”. A crucial element of sustainability in Ferrero’s model is the accumulation of technical skills and knowledge of products, markets, and consumers over time that guide us from “creating value” to strengthening the “value of creation”.
A great collective entity animated by a trust in progress and by the ability to envision a tomorrow that is better than today. This is because the world will always be conquered by those that desire success and affirmation, and those that have the determination to continuously seek excellence.
Work, create, donate – the Ferrero Foundation
This same philosophy has inspired, and still inspires:
- • the Ferrero Foundation, devoted to maintaining the Group’s relations with its retirees through social and cultural programmes, as well as to strengthening ties with the local communities in which we operate;
- • the “Progetto Imprenditoriale Michele Ferrero”, based on investments and use of the deriving resources to improve the living conditions of the communities of developing countries, with particular attention to children;
- • the whole Ferrero Group constantly engaged in social responsibility activities, as an integral part of our own way of being and of operating, since the very beginning.