Ferrero Palm Oil Charter

Ferrero believes it has a significant role to play in leading the sustainable transformation of the palm oil sector, to the benefit of the environment and of the communities living and working in palm oil-producing countries. We have been members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2005. Throughout a robust, publically available, time-bound implementation plan, we have worked extensively with our suppliers within a global responsible palm oil procurement policy requiring palm oil that is traceable according to the RSPO Segregated supply chain. We are on track to achieve 100% traceable segregated, RSPO-certified palm oil by the end of 2014, nearly one year ahead of our original schedule.
Yet Ferrero’s responsibility does not stop at certification, which is just the first step in meeting our employees’ and consumers’ expectations.
Within this framework, we choose to strengthen our commitment to responsibly source palm oil through this Ferrero Palm Oil Charter in order to address the leading causes of deforestation and create the optimal balance between the conservation of the environment, community needs and economic benefit and viability.
We are committed to making sure that our palm oil suppliers are:
1. Providing fully traceable oil, while including smallholders.
2. Not clearing High Carbon Stock forests.
3. Not using fire to clear land.
4. Not planting on peat soils.
5. Protecting orang-utans and other endangered species by maintaining High Conservation Value areas.
6. Reporting on the greenhouse gas emissions of their production.
7. Respecting human rights, including the right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent of indigenous and local communities.
8. Recognizing, respecting and strengthening the rights of workers.
9. Not using Paraquat.
10. Actively fighting corruption.

How will we implement this commitment?

Ferrero has agreed with its suppliers to meet the targets of this Palm Oil Charter, and will support them in its implementation. We will work with our NGO partners, including TFT- The Forest Trust- to assess our suppliers, monitor progress in the field and publically report our performance against this Charter.

We will engage suppliers immediately to ensure they meet the Charter principles as soon as possible, by the way by the end of 2015. Many of them are already implementing these principles in their production.

We will report transparently and publically on progress every six months.

Visit also www.tft-forests.org

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Ferrero presents its fourth report on Corporate Social Responsibility

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This fourth edition was drafted on the basis of the GRI (Global Reporting Initiatives) Organization parameters. For the second consecutive year, the Ferrero Group has received the highest level of reporting confirmed by GRI Statement, which corresponds to A+.

The report also takes into account: the "Ten Principles" of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and "The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises." The external revision of this report was carried out by DELOITTE.

This year, the publication of the CSR report is combined with the launch of a website dedicated to the corporate social responsibility of the Group. This website offers useful information related to CSR, the possibility to view and download previous published reports and access an interactive sustainability footstep of the Group.

The new CSR website is available at www.csr.ferrero.com.

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Ferrero presents its third report on corporate social responsibility

Ferrero presents its third report on corporate social responsibility

Ferrero’s third corporate social responsibility report is now available online in several languages.

The report has been officially presented today, for the first time in Istanbul, at “Palazzo Venezia”, the residence of the Ambassador of Italy in Turkey.

The report illustrates the Ferrero Group’s strategy for social responsibility and sustainability as well as its activities throughout the world in 2011.

In view of the objectives set for 2013 and, in the long term for 2020, the issues described have been selected according to their level of importance for the Group and taking into account the opinions of the stakeholders, through specific sessions.

The report was edited by the CSR Office of the Ferrero Group in conformity with:

- GRI Guidelines-Global Reporting Initiative

This year, for the first time, the Ferrero Group has attained A+ level which is the highest level of sustainability reporting confirmed by GRI check and GRI Statement.

Independent assurance of the whole report was carried out by Deloitte.

The report is also available on the Internet at: www.ferrero.com

For the English version of the report, click here >

For the Italian version of the report, click here >

For any comment e-mail to csr@ferrero.com  

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