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The Good for You, Good for the Planet Report is the main reporting tool for the environmental and social performance of the Barilla Group.

It provides a representation of the strategies, projects and outcomes achieved by the Barilla G.e.R. Fratelli S.p.A., with a view to creating long-term value and looking after the expectations of its stakeholders.

This Report, which is published every year since 2008, is written in accordance with the standards for sustainability reporting issued by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), at Core Option level.

The data and information reported refer to the tax year from 1 January to 31 December 2017, unless otherwise indicated. The reporting period is the same as the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended on 31 December 2017, any difference is specified in the document. The data on production refer to the Group companies operating in Italy, France, Sweden, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Russia, U.S.A. and Mexico. The data on distribution and sales include the countries above, and also Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Canada, Australia, China, Japan and Singapore.

There were no significant events or change in the measurements that could impact the comparability of the information reported in this report to those illustrated in the previous edition, except for any instance detailed in ad hoc footnotes.

For more information on objectives, indices and results, or to make a comment on this report, kindly contact: [email protected]

This report was written with the assistance of KPMG Advisory S.p.A.

PRINCIPLES FOR THE CHOICE OF CONTENT

STAKEHOLDER INCLUSIVITY

Barilla is committed to an open and transparent dialog with all people who take part in the company's activities in any capacity, or are influenced by them. The Report describes the Group's key stakeholders, their demands and expectations from Barilla, as well as the modes of listening and engagement.

SUSTAINABILITY CONTEXT

Barilla measured and described its sustainability performance with due consideration for the wider international context and the global debate on food and nutrition issues. We strove to identify the Group's current and perspective contribution to local and global sustainable development, also by clarifying the contribution made by Barilla's Good for You, Good for the Planet commitment to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

MATERIALITY

This document reports on the social and environmental issues linked to Barilla' business that are most relevant for Barilla and the communities where it operates, based on stakeholders engagement, management evaluations and context analysis.

COMPREHENSIVENESS

The issues reported, their qualitative and quantitative indicators and the reporting period reflect the set of economic, environmental and social impacts of the entire Group, in all geographical areas and contexts where the Group's activity can have a significant influence on its stakeholders.

BALANCE BETWEEN POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES

The document describes the Group's key performance and reports the core areas of the Group as well as the areas that need to be improved and the future challenges.

COMPARABILITY

Wherever possible, the Report provides the data on the last two years of operation, ending on 31 December 2016 and 2017. It also provides information on the quantitative and qualitative objectives of the Barilla Group for 2030, in accordance with its business strategy. Comparisons with data from previous years are provided where relevant.

ACCURACY

In order to ensure the reliability of the information reported, actual measurements have been preferred to estimates wherever possible. Where estimates were needed, they have been based on the best available methodologies, or on random sampling, and their use has been clearly flagged. Data on consumption and emissions has been calculated following the methodology defined by the IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

RAPIDITY

Barilla reports on a yearly basis. Like the previous edition, this document is published at the same time as the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ending 31 December 2017.

CLARITY

The description of activities and projects contains information written in such a way that it is readily understandable for any stakeholder, with some technical data and trade specific information.

RELIABILITY

Data is collected with the support of a variety of corporate functions and contacts in the countries involved, also using IT systems for data collections. This is followed by a process of consolidation and validation by representatives from the various working groups, each for their own area. The document is not subject to third independent verification. The responsibility for all data and information contained in the report therefore rests wholly on the management of Barilla.

material TOPICS identifiED

GRI REFERENCE standardSTOPIC BOUNDARY

Internal impact

External impact

Limitations

Selected raw materials

Materials

 

Traceability and transparency

Procurement practices 

Marketing and labeling of products and services

 

 

Innovation and quality for food safety

Customer health and safety

 

 

Excellent recipes for superior flavors

*

 

 

Human and animal welfare

Supplier social assessment

Animal welfare

 

Perfect nutritional profile

Customer health and safety

 

 

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and equal opportunity 

Non-discrimination

 

 

Promoting healthy lifestyles and nutrition education

Health and access to food

 

 

"Modern" food trends

*

 

 

Sustainable agriculture

Procurement practices 

Supplier social assessment

 

 

Human Rights

Non-discrimination

Supplier social assessment

 

 

Recycling and food waste

Effluents and waste

 

 

Taking care of the local area and communities

Indirect economic impacts

 

 

Responsible marketing and labeling

Marketing and labeling of products and services

 

 

People Care

Employment 

 

 

Sustainable production sites and health and safety 

Energy 

Water

Emissions

Effluents and waste

Occupational health and safety

 

* The Barilla Group sets out the management approach and disclosures it adopts in relation to this material topic, which is not directly connected with an aspect covered by GRI Standards.