The Manifest lists 10 points focusing on topics like climate change, communication on health and wellness, transparency, and promotion of local economies. The outlined points stand as a framework for the brand in terms of being a socially responsible and sustainable business. Moreover, DESPAR intends to tackle the identified sustainability challenges with action plans falling in line with Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
The Manifest continues to support DESPAR Italia’s ESG strategy to sustainability, focusing on environmental, social and governance dimensions.
Food waste reduction through local and national collaboration, attention to packaging, and carbon footprint calculations, are examples which reflect the responsible environmental approach in the Sustainability Manifest.
DESPAR Italia highlights the social pillar of sustainability through support for employees and maintenance of high quality standards for branded products. A high level of attention is given towards local community and the wellbeing of people.
Another important part of the Sustainability Manifest focuses on returning value to the local territories through initiatives and collaborations along the supply chain and involving local community groups. Initiatives with strong regional attention such as tree planting will be planned all across the country.
General Manager of DESPAR Italia, Filippo Fabbri, comments that the Sustainability Manifesto reflects the group’s commitment and transparently represents sustainability goals and strategies which are a fundamental driver of development for the organisation.
Source: DESPAR Italia.
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SPAR Italy, known locally as DESPAR Italia, was first granted the SPAR Brand’s license in 1959. The first store opened in 1960. With it, SPAR became the first partnership of retailers and wholesalers to operate in the country. In addition, SPAR Italy licenses regional partners, all of whom work together to grow the brand across the country.