Emission reduction, focus on renewable energies and more efficient consumption. These are just some of the points in our Sustainability Document, in line with the United Nations Global Compact and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to which the company has joined.
We want to continue being a benchmark in our industry and society on sustainability issues, a growth engine for the supply chains in which we operate, a guarantee of quality for those who buy us, and the most desirable place to work for our employees.
The Fara San Martino production unit, the headquarters of the De Cecco Group, is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Majella Geopark, at the foot of the imposing massif, a magnificent setting that has always been the backdrop of the company and accompanies the historic De Cecco brand around the world.
Over 50% of the electricity used by the two De Cecco production units comes from renewable sources.
In particular, 14% is hydroelectric, self-generated by the proprietary hydroelectric power stations, started in 1905 by the De Cecco Founder, then passed on to his heirs who have kept them active, modernized and handed them over to the contemporaneity.
Thanks to the use of renewable energy sources and a series of activities aimed at defining and improving procedural methods and structural interventions to reduce wasteful energy consumption,
De Cecco has lowered CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by 11% in 2021.
More than 3,000 olive trees, ranging in age from 40 to more than 100 years old, planted in the land surrounding the Fara San Martino production site, ensure CO2 offsetting, which is equivalent to 132,000 kg of CO2 in 2021.
Water consumption in the production process has been reduced by 3% in 2021, thanks to the efficiency and monitoring practices implemented.
Also great is De Cecco’s commitment in Italy to the high-quality Italian durum wheat chain, which by 2021 involves 2,000 farms, over 23,000 hectares of cultivated land, 9 varieties of grain, and is worth over 57,000 tonnes of harvest.
Sustainability at De Cecco also combines with solidarity through partnerships that have been consolidated for decades, such as the one with the Banco Alimentare to which 490 tonnes of products were donated in 2021 to help many needy families and, at the same time, fighting food waste and preventing good food from being wasted.