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Supporting Local Communities

In Australia, we're committed to the global Ferrero principle: "Work, create, donate." We're putting this principle into action to make a positive impact in our local communities.

Joy of moving program in Australia

Ferrero’s Kinder Joy of moving is an international Corporate Social Responsibility project to promote physical activity and sport  for children and families in a way that is engaging, joyful and non-competitive.

In Australia, Ferrero has funded a Monash University study to develop and evaluate the Joy of moving program in Australia research program in Victorian primary schools in collaboration with School Sport Victoria. The study comprised 15 mainstream schools and 9 specialist schools, engaging 244 teachers and involved 3,586 school children.

The Joy of moving program in Australia is an innovative program that uses fun, play-based movement activities to get children moving and engaged in the classroom. A unique aspect of the program is that it provides children with the opportunity to improve both their physical and mental health literacy. We are proud to be inclusive of children of all abilities through our research within both mainstream and specialist schools. With the global impacts of the COVID pandemic on children's health and wellbeing, holistic programs that are accessible during school hours have never been more important.

This research has contributed to a deeper understanding of critical developmental factors and design principles to enhance the health and wellbeing of all children in the classroom.

Ferrero has continued to support the Joy of moving program in Australia by extending its partnership with Monash University, fostering a living laboratory project.  Read more here: Joy of moving - Alumni (


1. Joy of moving program in Australia - Monash Education
2. Class Time Physical Activity Programs for Primary School Aged Children at Specialist Schools: A Systematic Mapping Review
3. The feasibility and acceptability of a classroom-based physical activity program for children attending specialist schools: a mixed-methods pilot study
4. A Preliminary Investigation of the Relationship between Motivation for Physical Activity and Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Children Aged 8–12 Years: The Role of Autonomous Motivation
5. Understanding the Benefits of Brief Classroom-Based Physical Activity Interventions on Primary School-Aged Children's Enjoyment and Subjective Wellbeing: A Systematic Review

Our Community Partners

“Work, create, donate” is a longstanding, global guiding principle at Ferrero which we embrace whole-hearted at Ferrero Australia. Collectively with our team and valued customers, we aim to make a difference in local communities around Australia with our donations, fundraising and corporate volunteer days.

Nutella special edition Lithgow jar

Lithgow Community

Our factory in Lithgow is a major employer in the region and proudly support local communities with fundraising activities and donations. Locally produced products are donated to the Lithgow Visitor Information Centre to support tourism activities and programs in the Seven Valleys region.



Foodbank is the largest hunger relief charity in Australia. They are the pantry to the charity sector, linking surplus food and groceries to people in need. Ferrero Australia provides regular donations of products and volunteering in Foodbank warehouses across Australia.



OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, saving surplus food from ending up in landfill and delivering it to charities that help feed people in need. Ferrero Australia proudly supports OzHarvest with regular donations and volunteering throughout the year.


Brainwave Australia

Brainwave Australia is Australia's only paediatric charity providing practical assistance and emotional support to children with neurological conditions as well as their families and carers to positively impact their quality of life. Ferrero Australia supports with product donations and Ferrero Australia staff volunteer their time to help at events and recording stories for the Brainwave Book Club.


Crêpes for Change

Crêpes For Change delivers more than delicious French recipe crêpes. It is social enterprise, driving 100% of profits into impact programs that work to eliminate youth homelessness. Ferrero makes regular Nutella product donations.


Ronald McDonald House Westmead

Ronald McDonald House Westmead gives seriously ill children the best gift of all – their families. Our House is a warm and supportive home-away-from-home for families of children travelling to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for treatment.A safe and welcoming environment where families can stay connected, and parents can communicate more easily with their child's medical team.

Ferrero began its journey in the small town of Alba in Piedmont, Italy, in 1946. Today, it is one of the world’s largest sweet-packaged food companies, with over 35 iconic brands sold in more than 170 countries. The Ferrero Group brings joy to people around the world with much-loved treats and snacks, including Nutella®, Kinder®, Tic Tac® and Ferrero Rocher®. More than 46,000 employees are passionate about helping people celebrate life's special moments. The Ferrero Group’s family culture, now in its third generation, is based on dedication to quality and excellence, heritage, and a commitment to the planet and communities in which we operate.