Sauces

Barilla sauces
FROM FIELD TO FORK
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Raw materials
Raw materials
THE QUALITY OF OUR RAW MATERIALS

Barilla selects the best raw materials all over the world for the quality of its products. 100% of our suppliers of raw materials and packaging are selected for quality and food safety.

TOMATO

Barilla purchases approximately 63,000 tonnes of tomato every year. 84% of the Italian tomato used by Barilla is certified according to the Global G.A.P. sustainable agriculture standard.

1 study was conducted in partnership with UC Davis University of California, aimed at measuring improvements in water consumption and CO2 emissions during cultivation and processing over the past 10 years, and developing further plans for improvement.

BASIL

Over 3,000 tonnes per year: 100% from selected producers. 

To make our Pesto alla Genovese, seasonal basil is harvested at dawn and then processed few hours later and a few kilometers away in the Rubbiano, plant Parma.

MEAT

100% traceable meat.

Barilla requires suppliers to guarantee Animal Welfare standards, and includes specific clauses in the purchasing contracts.

1 Guideline on Animal Welfare has been developed, which covers 100% of purchases of pork and beef.

Research and development
Research and development
CARE FOR WELLBEING

In line with its Nutritional Guidelines, Barilla pays the utmost attention to the nutritional profile of its pro- ducts and continually improves its recipes. In 2017 we revised the salt and/or sugar content of 12 sauces.

QUALITY CONTROLS

More than 126,000 controls were carried out in 2017, including 10,000 on raw materials entering the plant, 114,000 on processes and products, over 2,000 on packaging, plus 200 audits on suppliers.

TECHNOLOGY

Thanks to its Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Barilla electronically controls every stage of the production process of its sauces.

Production
Production
RUBBIANO

Two thirds of Barilla's sauces and over 98% of its pestos are produced at the Rubbiano plant, near Parma. Thanks to substantial investments, over the next 8 months it will become the largest sauce production facility in Europe.

NATURAL RESOURCES

Barilla has reduced its water consumption by 15% and CO2 emissions by 49% for every tonne of sauces and pestos since 2013.

WASTE AND PACKAGING

92% of the waste generated by our plants is sent to recycling and 100% of the jars and caps we use are recyclable.

Logistics and sales
Logistics and sales
PRODUCT TRANSPORT

6,300 tests are carried out every year by Barilla to check the level of hygiene and cleanliness of loads departing from the production sites of Rubbiano and Casalasco, and the same number on shipments entering the first destination facility.

MEANS OF TRANSPORT

In 2017, 3 new tractor units running on liquefied natural gas were added to our vehicle fleet, reducing nitrogen oxide emissions by 70% and particulate emissions by 99%.

Communication
Communication
PRODUCT ENVIRONMENTAL DECLARATION

4 Product Environmental Declarations relating to Barilla sauces and pestos: these verified, public documents illustrate the environmental performance of our products and are available on www.environdec.com

GUARDATUSTESSO

1 new digital communication platform, illustrating the entire supply chain for pasta and sauces, from the selection of raw materials to the table.

Consumption
Consumption
CARE FOR EVERYONE'S NEEDS

2017 saw the launch of our 100% vegetable sauces, with no ingredients of animal origin and no lactose, to meet the changing needs of consumers.

Barilla embraces the needs of different cultures and religious faiths as far as possible: as such, many of our sauces have been awarded Kosher and Halal certifications.