Our Approach to sustainability

Only by knowing and measuring its impact, Zanetti can improve its commitment towards responsible production and consumption in the agri-food industry sector. Ambitious sustainability goals would really influence its products.

Enhancing the local peculiarities, on both domestic and international markets, requires the respect for the territory-supply chain system balance. Zanetti has promoted or participates in a series of social and environmental responsibility initiatives which involve many subjects of the entire production chain.

The European project The Tough Get Going

In 2019-2020 Zanetti took part in the TTGG - The Tough Get Going project organised by the Grana Padano Consortium, with the objective of guiding the development of the dairy sector in the direction of achieving improved efficiency of production processes, aiming to ensure growth and to preserve the quality from an environmental sustainability view point. To achieve this objective, the starting block consists in the sharing of a common methodology for the measurement of the Product Environmental Footprint, which will allow the calculation of environmental performance throughout the life cycle of the products.

Smeta Sedex

Zanetti decided to respond to multiple requests received from its customers on sustainability and social accountability topics by choosing the SMETA 4 Pillars certification it’s the tangible and objective proof of the Company’s commitment on these themes. SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) is one of the most internationally recognized audit systems used for social and environmental accountability. In its most complete 4 Pillars version, this audit involves an assessment of the Company’s performance in four distinct areas: environment, occupational health and safety, human resources management and business ethics.

10x20x30 Fighting food waste

Zanetti adheres to the "10x20x30" project, led by the German retail company Metro AG, which aims to fight food waste by multiplying the contribution of all the various players along the supply chain. The project involves 10 of the largest supermarkets and food distribution chains in the world, each required to involve at least 20 suppliers in the supply chain in order to halve food waste by 2030.

"Consiglio di Bontà" (Council of Goodness)

Zanetti became a member of the “Consiglio di Bontà” (Council of Goodness) in 2016, the Council is a team created by “Fratelli Carli” to unite some components of its supply chain with the objective of promoting and coordinating initiatives regarding sustainability within its supply chain.