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Ethics and social responsibilities

For us here at Fruttagel, sustainability means acting on several fronts, with the understanding that development cannot be separated from social, as well as economic, growth, and that goes hand in hand with protecting the environment. For this reason we consider Corporate Social Responsibility an essential element of being a cooperative enterprise and of our actions within that scope.

We have been reporting our activities in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility since 2006, when our first Social Report was drawn up, and it has been enriched year after year with new chapters and sections. Alongside our 2014 report, we started working towards moving from a Social Report to a Sustainability Report, with a more precise identification of areas and policies to be submitted to the attention and involvement of our main stakeholders.

The Sustainability Report is now an essential part of our way of doing business, presented annually at the Shareholders’ Meeting together with the Financial Statements, and is deeply integrated into our Business Plan.

For the three-year period 2019-2021, our Sustainability Report identifies and describes in detail the actions we consider to be priorities for each area.

2019 Sustainability Report
2020 Sustainability Report
2021 Sustainability Report

Approval according to GRI scheme and ISO 26.000 Asseveration

The Fruttagel 2021 Sustainability Report obtained the Certification according to the GRI Scheme and the ISO 26000 Certification by the third party Bureau Veritas.

ISO 26000 Approval 2022
GRI Approval 2022

Main policies

Ambito rilevante Tema Descrizione
Mapping of risks,
impacts and due
Description and assessment of risks, evaluation of the relationship with local contexts and key stakeholders Broad identification of risks and impacts (2022).
Analytical development and mapping, mitigation and/or elimination plan (2023)
and culture of
Competitiveness and sustainability in processing and logistics Construction of a new frozen vegetable warehouse, in operation (presumed) in 2024.
Qualification and rationalisation in the production of plant-based beverages. In function by end 2022
Commercial policies and culture of
Improved positioning and economic sustainability; action on demand to contribute to its characterisation with a view to sustainability and consumerism The preferences of customers and consumers match those of Fruttagel in terms of greater product sustainability, which concerns the processed product, the packaging, the guarantee of aseptic status and the total absence (distance)
of any animal protein
Sector qualification
Improved performance of ARM growers to produce increased value and a greater contribution of the entire supply chain to sustainability Fruttagel’s growth prospects depend on two factors concerning growers: aggregation and specialisation, with a view to sustainability. On the horizon: a cohesive group, specialising in ARM for industrial processing
Development of
Ambiente (ABA)
Development of the brand as the first demonstration of the sustainability and strategic relevance of organic production The brand and its development represent the first indication of the development of organic production and Fruttagel’s commitment to this sector. The issue is closely linked to the qualification of the growers in this sense
Innovation of products and processes
Adaptation of products and processes in line with growth objectives and the vision of sustainability; consistent commercial and communication initiatives The ability to continue innovating products and processes is an essential part of Fruttagel’s development. This must be accompanied by specific, qualified communication activities
Culture of sustainability
Sustainability – in all its meanings – as a shared focus for employees at all levels The overall sustainability of the company depends on awareness at all levels of the new and necessary logical and professional framework related to sustainability and business ethics
Professional awareness and social ethics. Digitisation as a necessary cultural and competitive environment Staff training has always been a core focus for Fruttagel, as a driver for a continuous improvement in skills, which is crucial for meeting future digitisation needs
Diversity, differences,
equal opportunities
Need for updating/adaptation in line with social and regulatory requirements The issue of equal opportunities is considered an essential factor in sustainability policies and derives from the company’s traditional sensitivity to gender issues and differences, typical of the cooperative tradition
Corporate welfare
Application and development of Fruttagel’s policies on this issue Corporate welfare at Fruttagel, established through a trade union agreement in 2018, is seen as an essential tool for further commitment to the company and for improving people’s lives
a. emissions and wastes
b. energy
c. water
Improvement in Fruttagel’s environmental balance sheet by setting and monitoring specific reduction targets for the indicators mentioned The focus on environmental sustainability is now the most essential factor in Fruttagel’s strategy, fully integrated into its business plan and sustainability report
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Contributing shareholders: increase in organic commitments Clients and “organic marketing” Foreign business development Training, information Community/territory Company welfare Membership and Code Supplier qualification Innovation: products and processes Environmental sustainability
Developing organic crops in the medium term by retained contributing shareholders Working on our clients’ side to promote/strengthen organic products Opening and developing a foreign market segment Retaining and categorizing the work and behavior of employees Support to entrepeneurial and social development at a local level; circular economy Programs and initiatives to categorize employment status Employee participation in defining the rules system (Charter) and the revision of the Code Coordination/optimization of goods and services supply policies Initiatives and projects to produce greater value and sustainability Guaranteeing the reduction in the use of energy and rationing the use of energy and resources

Sustainable development guides our medium-long term strategies, through which we are committed to making our contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals identified by the UN 2030 Agenda.

In particular, we are committed to achieving the objectives n. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13.

UN Objective n. 2

Ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture

UN Objective n. 3

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

UN Objective n. 5

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

UN Objective n. 6

Guaranteeing the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation to all.

UN Objective n. 7

Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy systems for all

UN Objective n. 8

Encouraging lasting, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

UN Objective n. 12

Guaranteeing sustainable production and consumption patterns

UN Objective n. 13

Promoting actions, at all levels, to combat climate change

What we have done

High quality and well-being through food:

  • organic food development: 26% of the fruit and vegetables we process are organic;
  • checks: we carry out over 455 000 internal analyses and over 1,300 external analyses of our products;
  • dietary education: we promote correct dietary habits and sustainable lifestyles with projects dedicated in particular to the younger generations.
  • certifications: our work is corroborated and substantiated by numerous certifications. See them here


We work towards the incentivization of a continued career, characterized by a strong stability in working relationships and a great commitment for a state-of-the-art contractualization in terms of welfare, which assigns a fundamental role to the support measures dedicated to the needs of employees in the social, welfare and supportive aspects of the work-life balance.


Defining and adopting the ethical and moral values with which all the operators dealing with Fruttagel are called to characterize their business and their relationships with the company is, for us, an integral part of being a responsible company. For this reason, since 2009 we have adopted a Code of Ethics and an Organizational Model drawn up pursuant to Legislative Decree n. 231/2001 and in 2017, in order to strengthen a culture of work in a cooperative sense and a sense of belonging to the company, our employees have developed a proper Membership Charter, which identifies the ethical, dutiful, virtuous and sustainable behaviors that each employee is called upon to adopt and request from others.

Code of Ethics
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The educational project

For us at Fruttagel, working with a sustainable development perspective means promoting proper nutrition and sustainable lifestyles among the younger generations. These principles distinguish our business activity both on the production front and in the relationship with customers and consumers and guide the promotion of projects dedicated in particular to the new generations.

With the initiative “From the field to the school desk with Ortilio”, aimed at primary schools in Alfonsine, Argenta, Bagnacavallo, Fusignano, Longastrino, Lugo, Mezzano, Ravenna; Campomarino, Guglionesi, Larino, Portocannone, San Martino In Pensilis, Termoli, Ururi, we support the adoption of healthy lifestyles and correct and balanced eating habits among the younger generations and in families, enhancing the quality and genuineness of the food supply chain and promoting environmentally friendly behavior.

The course provides a series of educational experiences for the classes, developed in line with the national indications for the primary school and the Education Provision Plans (POF in Italian), and the possibility of participating in an educational competition dedicated each year to a different theme, linked to the environment, to proper nutrition and to healthy and sustainable lifestyles. The project, launched in 2014, involved over 700 classes of students in the area.

To learn more, visit the site

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