At Ferrarini we support it by nature
Starting from its own origins, Ferrarini set up a process to make its business increasingly sustainable.
The history of Ferrarini has its roots in the land, in its farming business of the 1920s. The transition from traditional to industrial production of agricultural products took place in the 1950s with the start of cooked ham production.
Ferrarini has inherited its values from the agricultural world: its respect for the land, know-how based on artisanal expertise and passion, and the development of innovation starting from the most authentic tradition.
Since then, the agri-industrial Ferrarini Group has grown considerably, becoming one of the leading European companies in the food sector, while remaining faithful to the “farmer philosophy” from which it originates.
Sustainable Development Foundation
Ferrarini is a member of the Sustainable Development Foundation.
The Foundation is a non-profit organization set up in 2008 that includes some of the most important Italian companies; the Foundation helps businesses that intend to implement sustainability practices and develop a green corporate strategy.
More sustainable packaging
Over the years, Ferrarini has decreased the thickness of the trays of sliced deli meats, thus reducing by 40% the amount of plastic it uses.
In order to minimize its environmental impact, the company has started to use packaging for sliced deli meats made with 65% recycled plastic.*
In addition, for all products ready to be sliced and sliced deli meats, Ferrarini uses cartons made with at least 70% recycled paper.
*minimum amount of recycled PET used in the annual production of trays.
GMO free Parmigiano Reggiano PDO
Since 2007, the company has been producing in its own dairy Parmigiano Reggiano PDO with a “Product with milk from cows fed a GMO free feed” certification, as it is a product that is made only on the lands of the Ferrarini Farms, where about 3,000 milk cows are raised.
All our barns are located within15 km of our dairies, which allows us to minimize the environmental impact of milk transport.
The Ferrarini Estates vineyards are located in a particularly favourable and fertile area, immersed in the Emilian hills, and they have obtained the organic cultivation certificate.
Organic cultivation requires particularly complex and precise techniques and technologies.
In the Ferrarini Estates we use naturally derived copper- and sulphur-based products or natural algae-based preparations to trigger the plants to defend themselves against fungi and moulds, thus eliminating synthetic chemical products.
Spontaneous grassing is managed mechanically with frequent shredding, which increases the content of organic matter in the soil. We use weather stations to monitor what happens in the vineyard in real time and to forecast the weather, thus reducing treatments to a minimum.
As important as support of the environment!
Support of the local economy and promotion of traditional distribution made of small neighbourhood shops, whose driving force are human relationships, have always been and will always be behind Ferrarini’s strength and growth.
Ferrarini has invested and will continue to invest in these Italian neighbourhood shops, which can coexist with the Large Retail chains, as it firmly believes that they represent the history of our country and Made-in-Italy excellence.
Too Good To Go
By joining the campaign promoted by TooGoodToGo, we have chosen to add to our labels the wording “OFTEN GOOD BEYOND: Look, Smell, Taste” 👁️👃👅
Use your senses to determine whether a product that is past its Best Before Date is or isn’t good to go!