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INITIATIVES

The Barilla Group considers the active participation in numerous national and international initiatives to be crucial, many of which are established for a number of years now.

ACTIVITIES

 

ASSOCIATIONS

SINCE

BARILLA’S INTEREST

ANNUAL ACTIVITIES

Food Integrity Network

2015 Share methods and systems common to the whole sector against food frauds and adulterations within the scope of the project Food Integrity financed by the European Union. Involved as member of the Management Board and responsible for the “Industrial Integration” working group.

United Nations Global Compact

2011 Monitor international commitments on “sustainability”, particularly with reference to the Ten Principles of United Nations Global Compact. Prepare the “Annual Communication” on the Group’s progress.
UN Global Compact Sustainable Agriculture Business Principles (Core Advisory Group) 2012 Participate in the creation of the document on the principles of sustainable agriculture. Participate regularly in the meetings
Global Compact Network Italy 2012 Communicate the national prospective on sustainability and specific discussions held by Italian experts. Regular updates with the network Secretariat.
Sodalitas 2014 Share the path toward sustainability with other companies, to get a deeper knowledge of the Italian vision on the subject of sustainability. Participate in events and projects held by the Foundation and involve Sodalitas in Barilla’s stakeholders’ activities.
FAO – SAFA Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture systems 2012 Share the international perspective of the Department of Management of Natural Resources and the Environment project for the implementation of specific guidelines. Participate regularly in meetings and workshops.
International Life Sciences Institute – ILSI 1999 Share the international perspective and monitor the global trends on nutrition, health, food safety and the environment. › Define the Barilla annual work group dedicated to the project and attend the meetings;
› Vice-presidency of the Task Force dedicated to process contaminants and natural toxins; coordinate the work group on Mycotoxicology.
Italian Chemistry Society SCI
› Inter-Division of Food Chemistry Group;
› Divisions of Mass Spectrometry and Analytical Chemistry.
2004 Keep up to date on the topics of safety, health and food quality, through a dialogue with university research centres and other food and instrumentation companies. › Participate regularly in meetings and workshops;
› Involvement as member of the Board of the Mass Spectrometry Division;
› Contribute to the preparation of official documents.
International Society for Mycotoxicology – ISM 2009 Cooperate and promote the research on toxicogenic fungi and mycotoxin contamination in cereals, to improve food safety. Participate periodically to meetings and workshops and to the scientific committee.
European Committee for Standardization – CEN 2005 Contribute and influence the creation of European/international Standards and Regulations, with the goal to make European trade more transparent. › Participate regularly in the meetings;
› Involvement in work groups “Biotoxins”, “Process Contaminants” and “Food Contact Materials – Analytical Methods” (CEN TC172 and CEN TC275);
› Contribute to the drafting of official documents and the preparation of standards.
Project “Industrial Symbiosis” – ASTER 2013 Find new opportunities to use waste products as secondary raw materials for packaging and other uses. › Participate regularly in the meetings;
› Supply waste for testing;
› Test material produced.
Normative Italian Institution – UNI 2005 Contribute to and influence the preparation of the European/international standards and regulations, in order to make the European market more transparent. › Participation in regular meetings;
› Involvement in the “Food” Commission, in the “Paper” Commission and in the working platform dedicated to food protecting materials;
› Contribution to the creation of official documents and the development of regulated methods.
C.L.A.N. Cluster 2012 Contribute to define the research strategies for the National Agri-food sector, in dialogue with the Ministry for Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) and with the Ministry for Economic Development (MISE) participating in projects on nutrition and health, food safety and sustainability. › Involved as member of the Coordination Board;
› Contribute to the drafting of official documents (such as the strategic agenda and the implementation plans);
› Define and promote the national/European framework of funding initiatives;
› Co-coordination of the “Traiettoria di Sicurezza Alimentare” (Food Safety Trajectory);
› Direct Participation in the food safety project “Safe&Smart”.
KIC “Food4Future” consortium FOOD NEXUS 2011 Participate in the European debate to ensure that “food, nutrition and sustainability” will be topics presented at the KIC in 2016. › Participate regularly in the meetings;
› Involvement in the Regional Council;
› Contribute to the preparation of official documents;
› Define and promote the national/European framework of funding initiatives.
Emilia Romagna High-tech Network 2009 Utilize qualified research support at a regional level on topics of food and nutrition, food safety, packaging and sustainability. › Member of the Steering Committee;
› Contribute to the preparation of official documents;
› Participate regularly in the meetings.
Italian section of the European Technology Platform “Plant for the future” 2008 Share the European perspective to identify research priorities on plants and boost/stir the national/European funding activities. › Participate regularly in the meetings.
› Involved as a member of the “Platform” Board;
› Contribute to the preparation of official documents.
Healthgrain Forum 2008 European science network for research on whole grain cereals. Discussion and proposal for the definitions of “whole grain” for raw materials and finished products. Identify and stir European research on whole grain cereals. Participate in regular meetings and involvement in definition and the activities of the groups: “Technology” and “Nutrition”.

 

The Group is also involved in:

AIDEPI

www.aidepi.it

AIIPA

www.aiipa.it

AIM

www.aim.be

ASSONIME

www.assonime.it

CAOBISCO

www.caobisco.eu

CENTROMARCA

www.centromarca.it

ECR EUROPE

www.ecr-europe.org

IBC INDUSTRIE BENI CONSUMO

www.ibconline.it

IFIC

www.foodinsight.org

ILSI EUROPE

ilsi.org

IPO

www.internationalpasta.org

ITALMOPA

www.italmopa.com

NUTRITION FOUNDATION OF ITALY

www.nutrition-foundation.it

OLDWAYS

www.oldwayspt.org

SEMOULIERS

www.semouliers.org

THE CONSUMER GOODS FORUM

www.theconsumergoodsforum.com

UNAFPA

www.pasta-unafpa.org

UPA

www.upa.it