Goodness in every deed

For us, putting “goodness in every deed” means not only serving up tasty products, made the right way, but also making a solid contribution to the well-being of others and protecting the planet to leave a better, more sustainable, fairer world for future generations.

Environmental sustainability

What we do to support the environment

CO2 REDUCED TO ZERO

From 2014 to the present day, we have worked to offset a total of 192,213 tons of CO2. As of 2021 we completely offset the CO2 produced in making all our stracchino cheeses via numerous environmental offsetting projects in Italy and around the world.

Compostable packaging

We were the first stracchino producer to launch a 100% biodegradable and compostable pack.

CLEAN ENERGY

We acquire clean electricity from renewable sources, like solar, water and wind energy.

WASTE RECYCLING

We have been encouraging waste recycling in our factories and offices for many years.

BIOLOGICAL WATER PURIFIER

The Nonno Nanni factory uses an organic, activated sludge purification plant to treat processing water. The activated sludge is then used as a fertiliser in agriculture (under authorisation from the province).

CLEAN ENERGY

We acquire clean electricity from renewable sources, like solar, water and wind energy.

WASTE RECYCLING

We have been encouraging waste recycling in our factories and offices for many years.

BIOLOGICAL WATER PURIFIER

The Nonno Nanni factory uses an organic, activated sludge purification plant to treat processing water. The activated sludge is then used as a fertiliser in agriculture (under authorisation from the province).

ENERGY SAVING

We scrupulously monitor water and energy consumption to minimise waste, maintaining manufacturing efficiency in our factories.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

We are committed to constantly seeking more environmentally sustainable solutions to apply in production processes and product packaging.

PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM

A photovoltaic system runs on our factory roof, transforming the sun’s rays into electricity without using combustible fuels.

ENERGY SAVING

We scrupulously monitor water and energy consumption to minimise waste, maintaining manufacturing efficiency in our factories.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

We are committed to constantly seeking more environmentally sustainable solutions to apply in production processes and product packaging.

PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM

A photovoltaic system runs on our factory roof, transforming the sun’s rays into electricity without using combustible fuels.

COGENERATOR

We use a high energy efficiency system to generate our own electricity. The heat produced by the motor is used to generate steam for the milk pasteurisation process, and hot water for cleaning and sanitisation of production areas and to heat the factory.

BIOGAS PRODUCTION PLANT

We recently installed a biogas production plant which uses the residual whey from the ricotta-making process, promoting an economic model based on our ongoing quest for sustainability.

CLEAN ENERGY

We acquire clean electricity from renewable sources, like solar, water and wind energy.

COGENERATOR

We use a high energy efficiency system to generate our own electricity. The heat produced by the motor is used to generate steam for the milk pasteurisation process, and hot water for cleaning and sanitisation of production areas and to heat the factory.

BIOGAS PRODUCTION PLANT

We recently installed a biogas production plant which uses the residual whey from the ricotta-making process, promoting an economic model based on our ongoing quest for sustainability.

Community commitment

Our commitments to the community

Cystic fibrosis research foundation

We have always promoted research and we have been keen supporters of the Italian Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation for years. Our contribution to the Foundation is to help spread awareness of this genetic disease and finance research projects that can really make the difference.

Amici della solidarietà

We are long-term donors of surplus food products to the Amici della Solidarietà voluntary association which helps the neediest local communities. Our commitment aims to prevent waste and donate excess quantities of our cheeses so that they can be passed on to support communities in our region.

LILT

The various projects and community organisations we support also include the LILT Italian Cancer Prevention Society, aiming to help prevent breast cancer. The Society provides primary, secondary and tertiary care, and organises events and campaigns annually to promote its activity and raise funds for research.

I bambini delle fate

We have been supporting I Bambini delle Fate for years. It’s a community enterprise that sets up projects for kids with disabilities, creating structured inclusion programmes and providing assistance for families. Our support is specifically directed towards the range of needs of young people in the Ca’ Leido community, a psychoeducational project dedicated to adolescents on the autistic spectrum.

Auser

We support the community initiatives of the Auser Nazionale voluntary association which encourages active ageing in the elderly and promotes their role in society. For National Grandparents’ Day, over the years we have organised numerous charity initiatives to support Auser, make a real contribution to the association’s activities and bring grandchildren and grandparents even closer together.

Quality and environmental policy

LATTERIA MONTELLO S.p.A. has always followed a stringent, precise quality and environmental policy, to offer consumers guaranteed excellent quality products through strict controls and continuous improvement of cheesemaking processes.