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Human Rights
Human Rights

Human Rights

Caring for the people who work for and with Ferrero is deeply rooted within our values as a family company.

Our Commitment

Alongside our Company values, our respect for human rights guides our strategy, policy and activities throughout our operations and supply chain. Respecting and protecting the human rights of each individual in our company and the communities where we operate has always been at our core.

Ferrero follows a due diligence-based approach to Human Rights to prevent and mitigate any adverse impact on our operations. It is guided by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Fundamental Labour Conventions.

Ferrero's Human Rights Policy Statement

Human rights issues are broad and complex. Addressing them requires a multi-pronged approach. Ferrero's Human Rights Policy Statement sets out our response to these issues and our approach to working on these together with our employees, business partners and other people that deal with Ferrero.

Ferrero's Human Rights Policy Statement builds on our Code of Ethics, which outlines our ethical vision, principles, values and responsibilities as a company.

Our  Code of Business Conduct outlines Ferrero’s guiding principles for responsible business practices, and the Ferrero Supplier Code highlights our expectations for responsible sourcing for all our suppliers.

Our Human Rights Report

To increase the transparency of our initiatives and actions to promote Human Rights in our operations and our supply chain, we worked on our first Human Rights Report. The Report is structured around the ten salient issues identified in our Human Rights Policy Statement and is aligned with the UNGPs Reporting Framework.

  1. Child protection and no child labour
  2. Forced labour
  3. Fair wages
  4. Working hours
  5. Diversity and inclusion, no discrimination or harassment
  6. Freedom of association and collective bargaining
  7. Health and safety
  8. Privacy
  9. Environmental-related human rights issues
  10. Rights relating to consumer health and responsible marketing


Mario Abreu

Especially across value chains, collaboration is critical to respect and promote Human Rights. We source agricultural products from hundreds of thousands of farmers worldwide. Besides having a strong due diligence across our supply chain, we work together with NGOs, governments, partners and peers to further advance practices and livelihoods.

Mario Abreu, Head of Sustainability at Ferrero.

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 47,000 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.