THE «PIERA, PIETRO AND GIOVANNI FERRERO» FOUNDATION
In 1983, the Ferrero “Opera Sociale” was set up. It began as a small facility to accommodate retired Ferrero employees and instil in them a sense of their continued belonging to the Company.
It gradually grew in parallel with the Group and became the Ferrero Foundation in 1991 (www.fondazioneferrero.it). The Ferrero family’s deep sense of social responsibility inspired the non-profit Foundation which bears the names of the Company’s founders.
Presided over by Mrs Maria Franca Ferrero, the Foundation’s motto is: “WORK, CREATE AND DONATE”. This maxim, in memory of Pietro Ferrero, encapsulates the essence of the principles on which the Company was founded: respect for work, the celebration of creativity and new ideas, and a philanthropic and humanitarian mission. The scope and horizons of the Ferrero Foundation have broadened to transform it into a social, educational and cultural centre extending its activities throughout Italy and other European countries (mainly to Germany and France).