The Ferrero Group has expressed its commitment to environmentally safe practices around the world and is committed to educating employees and suppliers of its environmental principles. This can be found in the Social Responsibility tab of www.ferrero.com
Ferrero Australia is part of the Ferrero Group. For the operations, located in Lithgow, this commitment is realised through the global certification to ISO 14001, the Environmental Management Systems Standard. For the Business Unit, located in North Sydney, it is realised through local adaptation of the ISO 14001 procedure. Practically Ferrero Australia operates an integrated environmental management system across the two divisions.
Ferrero Australia intends to promote the prevention of pollution and the continual improvement of the environmental performance of the factory, and in particular:
- To apply the best available technologies when defining new projects and operational programmes.
- To guarantee an efficient use of energy, materials and natural resources.
- To make a responsible use of water.
- To prevent, as far as possible and to minimise in both qualitative and quantitative sense, their impact to the environment (water, air, soil, waste and emissions).
Such a continual improvement is pursued by setting objectives and targets, measurable by means of suitable indicators, which are referred to the different environmental compartments, which are progressively defined and updated considering the relevant priorities.
During 2018 Ferrero Australia also received certification to ISO50001 for Energy Management Systems and is amongst the first companies in Australia to do so.