Sharing Values to Create Value

Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2008/2009

This report aims to illustrate the strategy of social responsibility and sustainability of the Ferrero Group and its related initiatives developed worldwide between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009. Other reports will follow annually.

Starting from the objectives achieved and in view of those set for 2013/15, the issues dealt with in this first report were selected according to their level of importance for the Group, taking into account the opinions of the stakeholders with whom the fundamental principles of the report were shared.

The report was edited by the CSR Coordination Office of the Ferrero Group (e-mail:, address: Chaussée de la Hulpe 187, 1170 Brussels), in conformity with the "Sustainability Reporting Guidelines" (G3) established in 2006 by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), supplemented with some parameters of the Food Processing Sector Supplement (draft dated 8.24.2009).
GRI application level (GRI/G3) of this report is C+.
Within the next two years, we aim to obtain a GRI application level of B+.

Independent auditing of this report was carried out by Deloitte, with particular attention to the company values’ diffusion plan and the connected code of ethics (see chapter 1 and see p. 98).

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