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Chocolate-fuelled Happiness! Ferrero makes progress in traceability, recycling initiatives

Why chocolate makes us happy?!

It's not just because it tastes nice, Australian Academy of Science studies found that there are multiple components within chocolate that can give us that feeling of happiness and satisfaction. And now, I feel much happier after reading this article and devouring a few Fer-Rochers!

“The Ferrero Group increased its traceability and recycling capabilities while reducing its water use in the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2023, according to the company’s sustainability report issued May 28.”

Also, “Nearly 91% of Ferrero's packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable materials, up from 88.5%.”  

Do you know the difference between compostable and recyclable packaging?

Compostable materials are organic and will decompose leaving only nutrients that can be returned to the earth. Compostable materials do not leave anything behind.  Recyclable materials are typically made from plastic, glass, and plastic and can be repurposed into new useful products.

Intertek's Sustainability services can help companies like Ferrero enhance their environmental practices, ensuring that chocolate production and packaging meet the highest sustainability standards. By partnering with Intertek, businesses can achieve greater transparency, improve resource efficiency, and support a circular economy. 

This means that the happiness derived from chocolate can extend beyond its taste, contributing to a healthier planet for everyone. So – next time you eat chocolate; don’t forget about the science going on in your brain making you feel happy….and what goes into making the chocolate and its packaging.

Luxembourg-based Ferrero sources hazelnuts, cocoa, palm oil, sugar, milk and eggs to make its products. In its hazelnut supply chain, Ferrero achieved 90% traceability in the 2022-23 fiscal year, up from 79% in 2021-22. Satellite mapping helped increase traceability of cocoa back to the farm level to 93% in the most recent fiscal year. Nearly 91% of the company’s packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable materials, up from 88.5%. Sustainability goals at Ferrero include reducing Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions from a 2018 baseline by 50% by 2030, increasing the plastic recycled content from a 2019/2020 baseline by 12% by 2025 and reducing the use of virgin plastic from a 2019/2020 baseline by 10% by 2025. The Ferrero Group has four main sustainability pillars: protecting the environment, sourcing ingredients responsibly, promoting responsible consumption and empowering people.


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