Code of ethics
Citterio for Sport
We have a deep love for nature and we strive every day to respect it, protecting it and its traditions.
Every place of origin of our cured meats is a unique and valuable area. We are always working to make our facilities more and more eco-friendly. An example of this is at Santo Stefano Ticino, a technologically advanced production site whose strong points include its environmentally friendly and energy saving credentials, thanks to more than 4000 photovoltaic panels, over a surface of 20,000 m2, that produce approximately 1 million kwh/year, reducing CO2 emissions by 600 tonnes. The use of high-efficiency condensing boilers allow us to save 270,000 Nm3 of methane per year. In addition, more than 600,000 m3 of water are saved each year thanks to an in-depth study of each facility’s production processes and the efficiency of its components.
Thanks to the use of advanced technologies and tools, we are always looking for the highest energy efficiency in our production sites. Our production facilities guarantee respect for the territories of origin, at the base of the taste and genuineness of our products.
With the objective of an ever-more sustainable future, we are working to reduce the use of plastic in our packaging. Over the past 10 years the weight of the insulating cover used in our packaging has been reduced by up to 24% and the weight of our packaging trays has been reduced by 23%. Already today, different product lines have special packaging that uses 60% less plastic and has a recyclable-paper tray. Every year, thanks to these activities, we're saving hundreds of tonnes of plastic. Our objective is to make the packs fully recyclable in the near future.
The quality of our products starts by taking care of every aspect on our farms. Citterio is investing in them to give you maximum assurance and safety. Animal welfare is at the heart of our project. Attention is given to adequate space, selected feed and a healthy and active lifestyle. We ensure the quality of each step in raising our animals, to give you the best possible product.
Playing sport is healthy, fun and is good for the body and mind. We at Citterio know this well, and we're investing in research into our products with the help of nutritionists and promote sports and nutritional projects dedicated to children to encourage them to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.