Fighting corruption

Barilla does not tolerate any form of corruption, active or passive, and is committed to complying with anti-corruption laws in any country where it operates.

The Group is committed to taking any necessary measure to prevent corruption and bribery, keeping the highest integrity standards.

Barilla sets out a specific 
anti-corruption policy

In particular, in addition to the governance tools for identifying, preventing and controlling corruption risks, such as the 231 Organizational Model and the Code of Ethics, Barilla sets out a specific anti-corruption policy, with clear behavioral guidelines for all Barilla People whose work activities expose them to the risk of corruption. Furthermore, Barilla sets an anti-fraud policy, which includes corruption as a form of fraud and refers to the anti-corruption guidelines.

The Group also provides specific procedures to manage presents, gifts or donations that may present corruption risks.

Further preventive measures for the risk of corruption, include staff training and actions to raise awareness on this topic. During the year, after issuing anti-fraud policies, the Group has engaged 220 employees in training and information activities in France (60%), Russia (19%), Greece (11%), Italy (6%) and Germany (4%).  


In Italy, as part of the risk mapping activity related to the Legislative Decree 231, Barilla evaluated 14 corporate processes that are most exposed to the risk of corruption and therefore tightly monitored, namely:

  • relations with the Public Administration,
  • purchasing processes of raw materials,
  • product sales processes,
  • selection and recruitment of staff.