Ferrero launches “FERRERO HAZELNUT AWARD CONTEST” to support research and innovation in the hazelnut world

Ferrero Hazelnut Company, recent business structure bringing together all the hazelnut supply chain activities of the Ferrero Group, one of the market leaders of the confectionery sector and the third worldwide Group in the chocolate confectionery market, launches “FERRERO HAZELNUT AWARD CONTEST”, an award aimed to support and improve research and innovation in the hazelnut world in all its aspects.

Awards totalling to a value of €160,000 will be given to the participants who propose the best and potentially applicable project ideas, according to an evaluation grid rewarding innovation, sustainability, transferability, and timeframe applicability.

The participants – PhDs and researchers of universities and other non-profit institutions of research and higher education of the whole world – can choose among four topics related to the improvement, innovation, sustainability and new strategies in hazelnut cultivation and develop their research or development plan in one of these areas.

Their proposal will be evaluated by an external, international and fully independent Scientific Commission, established at the prestigious Italian University “Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Piacenza” and coordinated by Professor Lorenzo Morelli, Dean Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science.

At ExpoMilano 2015, where it presents its corporate social responsibility initiatives, Ferrero will offer the three winners a “Special Award package” composed of: participation at the Ferrero Hazelnut Award Ceremony planned for mid-September at the Exposition site; the Universal Exposition visit; a visit of the Ferrero factory in Alba (CN); a visit to the hazelnut orchards and related agricultural processing activities in the area.

This grant further confirms the Ferrero Group’s constant commitment to the highest quality and innovation, and its strong engagement towards sustainable agricultural practices and the protection of the environment, all key elements of its global success.

The application is available on the website www.hazelnutcompany.ferrero.com and the deadline for the submission is June 30th.

Visit the website for more details about the project, the application procedures and the guidelines for the submission of the project idea.


Ferrero is not for sale to anyone

Ferrero is not for sale to anyone

 Giovanni Ferrero, Chief Executive of the Ferrero Group, categorically denies that the Company has received any acquisition proposals from another Group within the confectionary sector and confirms that Ferrero is not for sale to anyone.

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Ferrero presents its fourth report on Corporate Social Responsibility

Ferrero presents its fourth report on Corporate Social Responsibility

Ferrero’s fourth Corporate Social Responsibility report is now available, following the public presentation on 10th July at the headquarters of “Il Sole 24Ore” in Milan.

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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New Ferrero plant to open in Turkey in 2013

New Ferrero plant to open in Turkey in 2013

2013 will see the inauguration of the Group’s 19th production plant, which will rise in the industrial zone of Manisa, in the immediate vicinity of the Izmir port, in western Turkey.
With this decision, Ferrero has shown that it firmly believes in the economic development of Turkey and is particularly interested in the demographic growth of the country. Thus, Turkey is not seen solely as a country of strategic importance as a supplier of raw materials, but also as a domestic market of great interest for Ferrero products in the coming years. Earmarked for the production of Nutella and Kinder chilled products, the plant extends over an area of 146,000 m2. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2013, and when on stream it will provide work for over 200 direct employees and as many in the ancillary industries. The chosen province has a particularly young population and this investment will also foster the development of Ferrero’s Social Enterprises, whose aim, in accordance with their statutory mission, is to improve the health care and educational opportunities for the children living in the area where the plant will rise.

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