Food manufacturer, especially pasta and breads
Established in Italy in 1877. Today one of Italy's largest food-processors, and the world's #1 dry pasta maker.
This company received a score of 8 out of a possible total of 9 in the WWF Palm Oil Buyers' Scorecard 2016, which rates companies on what they are - and aren't - doing to prevent the negative environmental and social impacts of palm oil production.
[Source 2016][More on Palm Oil]
This company has products that have been verified as compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard, North America's only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.
[Source 2016][More on Genetic Engineering]
The 2015 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report ranks global food companies on how they are managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices. This company appeared in tier 3, "Established but Work to be Done", with tier 1 being the best, and tier 6 the worst.
[Source 2016][More on Animal Rights]
Gay rights activists called for a boycott of Barilla pasta in Sept 2013 after CEO Guido Barilla sparked international outrage when he said he'd never feature a gay couple in ads for his firm's foodstuffs - adding that if homosexuals don't like it, they can buy another brand.
[Source 2013][More on Human Rights]
Compassion in World Farming is a UK-based organisation which works with the European food industry to encourage and reward commitment, transparency, performance and innovation in the field of animal welfare. This company won their Good Egg Award in 2012 in recognition for their decision to only use cage-free eggs in some of their egg-made pasta.
[Source 2012][More on Animal Rights]
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soya, beef, leather, timber, and pulp and paper). This company received a score of 3/5.
[Source 2015][More on Forests]
|Company Structure||Family-owned private company|
|Revenue||4.1 billion euros in 2009|
|# Employees||15,000 in 2009 in World|
|Subsidiaries||Barilla Australia Pty Ltd|