Ferrero is the third biggest chocolate producer and confectionery company in the world; the Ferrero Group is present in 53 countries with products sold in more than 170 countries. The company has a demonstrated commitment to industry transformation and sustainability. 

© Ferrero

© Ferrero

Ferrero buys only segregated, sustainable palm oil, which is 40% more expensive than the non-sustainable alternative. Ferrero's Palm Oil Charter, cooperation with the UN (UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative), their company foundation and a group of ambassadors ensure that sustainability remains a critically important part of the company’s strategy. Ferrero's Farming Value Standard consists of 18 indicators, which is unprecedented in the industry.

IIASA has worked with Ferrero in the following areas:

13 June 2018
Ferrero YSSP Fellowship

Established in 2015, the Ferrero YSSP Fellowship supports YSSP fellows, whose research interests align with IIASA expertise and research strategy, and contribute to Ferrero's long-term commitment to sustainable sourcing of raw materials and zero deforestation. More

14 August 2017
IIASA strengthens its partnership with Ferrero

A delegation from Ferrero, the third largest chocolate and confectionary company in the world, visited IIASA to further their innovative industry-research partnership and sign a new Memorandum of Understanding. More

07 June 2017
Focus on zero-deforestation palm oil in Malaysia

Many companies pledged to source deforestation-free palm oil only. What does that mean on the ground? A new IIASA study in collaboration with Ferrero sheds light on land use in palm estates in Malaysia. More

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