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The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s leading voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. It’s a call to promote a sustainable global economy: respectful of human and labour rights, the environment and the fight against corruption.


It requires companies and organizations who participate, to share, support and apply Ten Principles derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO Declaration, the Rio Declaration and the UN Convention against Corruption. Since 2011Barilla is committed to report its annual advancements and developments for the realization of these objectives.

Human Rights

Principle I: businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.

Principle II: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Principle VII: businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

Principle VIII: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

Principle IX: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


Principle III: businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

Principle IV: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.

Principle V: the effective abolition of child labour.

Principle VI: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation..


Principle X: businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.


The Barilla’s Communication on Progress (COP) is produced according to the Advanced Level, it responds to the 21 criteria set by the UNGC guidelines and relates to the period
1st January – 31st December 2015.