Pasta Garofalo
Pasta makers
Founded in 1789. Ebro Foods acquired a 52% stake in 2014.

Overall

Owned ESP
Rating F
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Company Ownership

Pastificio Lucio Garofalo spa
ITA
Ebro Foods SA
owns 52% of Pastificio Lucio Garofalo spa
ESP
Rice and pasta producer
Ebro Foods (formerly Ebro Puleva) is the world's largest producer of rice and the second biggest producer of pasta. They also have a biotechnology division, Puleva Biotech. Bought Tilda rice from Hain Celestial in 2019 for US$342 million.

Company Assessment

Pastificio Lucio Garofalo spa
Information
In Feb 2009 the Italian Competition Authority fined twenty six manufacturers and industry associations a total of 12.5m euros for agreeing to uniform price increases. According to the investigators, this company was one of six that had a role in the organization of the cartel. [Listed under Information due to age of court finding]
This company has products that have been verified as compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard, North America's only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.
Ebro Foods SA
Criticism
Forest 500 identifies the 350 companies and 150 financial institutions with the greatest exposure to tropical deforestation risk, and annually assesses them on the strength and implementation of their deforestation and human rights commitments. This company received a score of 9.4%.
In 2023, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change score of D.
Source: CDP (2023)
The 2023 Food and Agriculture Benchmark assessed 350 keystone companies across the entirety of the food system, from farm to fork. It covers three dimensions where transformation is needed: nutrition, environment and social inclusion. This company ranked #188/350, with a total score of 14.6/100.
Information
This company is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the main food industry initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. Created by Nestle, Unilever and Danone in 2002, the SAI Platform is a non-profit organization to facilitate sharing, at precompetitive level, of knowledge and initiatives to support the development and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices involving the different stakeholders of the food chain.
The work of the Ebro Foundation covers several areas, such as the donation of food, integration of the disabled in society and employment, contribution towards the socioeconomic development of the geographical regions in which we operate and the promotion of cooperation programmes to further development in the third world as a tool for sustainable growth in those countries.
This company is a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), a not-for-profit, membership organisation that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
This company has products that have been verified as compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard, North America's only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.
In 2006 Ebro stopped all imports of rice from the USA to the EU due to the threat of contamination by genetically engineered rice.

Company Details

Type:
Subsidiary

Contact Details

Address:
Gragnano, Italy
Website:
www.pastagarofalo.it

Products / Brands

Pasta Garofalo
Garofalo Pasta