OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
We at Venchi are committed to continually improving processes and the selection of materials and suppliers to ensure an increasingly transparent and sustainable supply chain.
Energy saving and diversification
In compliance with ecological/environmental regulations, our industrial operations do not generate polluting and hazardous waste and our production cycles do not emit substances harmful to the environment into the atmosphere.
In addition, water-resource management enables us to reduce our consumption through the use of closed-circuit cooling systems, flow regulators, rainwater recovery and collection systems within the industrial facility.
As part of our drive to diversify the energy sources we use, a second photovoltaic system was installed to meet growing demand in an efficient way, and a major electrical-efficiency project concerning the cooling systems used for production and in the warehouses was completed.
Thanks to these investments, despite the 15% increase in chocolate production, we were still able to reduce the plant's electricity consumption by 50% in 2021 compared to 2019.
Reporting unethical behaviour
The company has launched a whistleblowing service for reporting suspected fraud or unethical behaviour. If you become aware of any improper conduct, you can submit a report through the following channel.
Packaging and service materials
We are constantly committed to improving the way we select our raw materials and suppliers to ensure increasingly creative and sustainable collections. With this in mind, the sweeping plan to gradually replace plastics with alternatives like recycled PET, PLA or FSC ®-certified paper continues.
The materials used for the Easter 2023 collection enhance the visual effect and quality of the packaging without damaging the environment. All packaging and wrappers in the Easter 2023 collection are made from recycled PET (min. 70%) or mixed cotton. The egg boxes are made from 100% recycled PET. The ribbons are all made from cotton and the egg wrappers are made from aluminium.
All Food & Beverage Retail service materials (napkins, plates, drinking cups, gelato cups, take-away containers, straws and spoons) are 100% compostable.
All products are made according to the UNI EN 13432 standard.
If you would also like to do your part for the environment, check the packaging for its composition and consult the table to see how you can recycle it correctly.
In 2020, Venchi and several hazelnut growers operating in the Langhe area formed a new partnership with three key objectives: better quality, sustainability and promoting local produce. The producers, whose quality produce and warmth set them apart, provide the company with their entire hazelnut harvest as per an agreement between Venchi, ASCOPIEMONTE and the producers themselves, which regulates the harvesting, selection, shelling and storage processes.
To guarantee the best quality while ensuring that the product remains fully traceable, even during processing, the hazelnuts are always shelled and selected in the Langhe area, thus resulting in a short, controlled and certified supply chain.
We also pursue collaborative projects with producers and distributors of cocoa mass and beans worldwide. With these partners, we establish projects to promote the fine raw materials involved, which are processed and traded in small batches, and recognise the higher market value attributable to the quality and work of the supply chain in the place of origin.
In this way, we are able to ensure that the steps involved, from planting to processing, adhere to the highest standards of quality and respect for the workforce.
To make this procurement more sustainable, we have made a commitment with our suppliers to expand the processing of beans in bulk in the place of origin, paying a higher price at the source and optimizing transport to reduce our environmental impact.