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Last update 31 March 2022

Description of economic activities

Manufacture of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery (NACE2 1082)

This company is engaged in the manufacture of chocolate and other confectionery products. It is considered as one of the world's largest chocolate producers, manufacturing approximately 100,000 tons of assorted products every year. The company manufactures a range of chocolate products, such as Kinder Sorpresa Eggs, a hollow egg-shaped chocolates with tiny toys inside; and Nutella chocolate and hazelnut spread. Its other product series under Kinder brand include Kinder Surprise, Fiesta Ferrero, Kinder Chocolate bars, Kinder Happy Hippo, Kinder Maxi, Kinder Dalice and Kinder Bueno. The company also produces Mon Chari chocolates and Pocket Coffee espresso-filled chocolates, Giotto, Ferrero Rocher chocolates, and Tic Tac breath mints. The company was founded by confectioner Pietro Ferrero in 1946. The company has opened a production facility in Brazil in 1997. The company is owned by the Ferrero family. Ferrero S.p.A. is based in Alba, Italy. It also has operations worldwide and sells its sweets in the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Ferrero supports its international sales with a global network of 29 sales and 15 production subsidiaries. Four production sites are located in Italy (Alba), France, Brazil and the United States (New Jersey).

  • Italy (IT)
  • Company type: Corporate
  • Parent company: FERRERO INTERNATIONAL S.A.
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Mr Bartolomeo Salomone
  • CEO Total remuneration: N/A
  • Website:

Financial data

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  • RepRisk Indicator (last month):  24

Social dialog

  • Transnational Corporate Agreement (TCA): N/A
  • Global Framework Agreement (GFA): N/A
  • Societas Europaea (SE): N/A
  • Bangladesh Accord: N/A

European Works Councils

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Standards and certifications

  • Global Compact: N/A
  • CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project): N/A
  • Modern Slavery Statement: N/A
  • Transparency Index: N/A
  • SA8000 Social Accountability: N/A
  • Integrated report: N/A
  • ISO26000: N/A
  • OECD Guidelines: N/A
  • Social Development Goals (SDGs): N/A

Global Reporting Initiative certification

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  • Global Reporting Initiative GRI G4: N/A

Other company declarations

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  • Policy to protect the right to health and safety in the workplaces where the company operates: N/A
  • Policy to protect the right to health and safety in the workplaces in the supply chain: N/A
  • Diversity policy: N/A

Universal declarations

Declarations and treaties recognised by the country where the company has its registered office

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
  • European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR):
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of CDFL Workers (Strasbourg Charter 1989):
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union EU CFR (Nice Charter 2000):
  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union TFEU:
  • Registered office in an OECD country:
  • ILO C029 - Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29):
  • ILO C087 - Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87):
  • ILO C098 - Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98):
  • ILO C100 - Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100):
  • ILO C105 - Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105):
  • ILO C111 - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111):
  • ILO C138 - Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138):
  • ILO C182 - Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182):

Directives applied in the company offices in EU 27

  • D. 80/987/EEC:
  • D. 89/391/EEC:
  • D. 98/59/EC:
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  • D. 2000/78/EC:
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  • Council D. 2001/86/EC:
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  • D. 2002/73/EC:
  • Council D. 2003/72/EC:
  • EP and Council D. 2005/56/EC:
  • D. 2009/38/EC:
  • D. 2004/25/EC:
  • D. 2011/35/EU:

Presence in main rankings

  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations: N/A
  • Global CSR Rep Trak 100: N/A
  • BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable US Brands: N/A
  • The Worlds Best Multinational Workplaces: N/A
  • The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: N/A
  • The Worlds Most Innovative Companies: N/A
  • The Diversity Inc Top 50 Companies: N/A
  • Best Global Websites: N/A
  • Green Ranking Global Top 500: N/A
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Latest news about ferrero - societa' per azioni

13 February 2020 - 12:00

Pane&Nutella sbarca al fast food: la Ferrero si allea con McDonald’s

Ora il classico pane e Nutella si può gustare anche al McDonald’s. La Ferrero e il colosso del fast food hanno siglato una partnership per lanciare in Italia il nuovo McCrunchy Bread con Nutella, portando così per la prima volta nella ristorazione la colazione e la merenda più amate dagli appassionati della crema da spalmare.

20 December 2019 - 12:00

Ferrero Rocher chocolates may be tainted by child labour

The hazelnuts inside millions of Ferrero Rocher chocolates sold across Europe this Christmas may have been picked by children working in farms in Turkey, according to human rights campaigners.

Ferrero, the world’s third largest chocolate company, is struggling to address concerns that multiple farms where it sources hazelnuts for its chocolate products may use child labour.

› source:  The Guardian