Environment, people and work: the world we want it to be

Our commitment to sustainability constitutes our contribution to creating a world in which people have access to healthy and decent food, produced in an ethical and environmentally friendly way, in a sustainable production cycle for the present and for the future.

This commitment takes shape in various forms, which combine environmental sustainability with social and economic sustainability and drive the process, packaging and product research and development.

The sustainability

Since 2018, Casalasco has been preparing and publishing its own Sustainability Report; an in-depth document for sharing objectives and reporting the results achieved in the field of generated value, environmental sustainability and much more.

For the land

Whoever works the land has their finger pressed on the pulse of the world. Imbalances such as climate change, soil depletion, and the decline of spontaneous flora and fauna have a direct impact on farming activity.

For this reason, at the centre of our research are innovative agricultural techniques that improve the productivity of our fields in a smart way, such as advanced systems for monitoring via satellite and drone, and targeted interventions for irrigation, the administration of crop protection products and biological control.

The spearhead of our field research is Casalasco Agricola, a company where the experimentation and evaluation of new tomato varieties and new agricultural techniques takes place before they are shared with the farmers.


As part of the European Horizon 2020 programme, Casalasco took part in the DiverFarming project, aimed at developing and testing diversified low-impact cropping systems to increase the productivity and quality of crops in conventional agricultural systems, reducing the use of machinery, fertilisers, energy and water.

The first results of the project were presented at the end of 2022, one of these being that the inclusion of industrial peas in crop rotation with tomatoes and wheat enables good production results to be obtained from the legume, together with other advantages in terms of environmental sustainability.

For the people

Casalasco was created as a cooperative, with values such as fairness, transparency and social responsibility being part of our DNA. The value created is distributed equally along the entire supply chain, to protect the rights of the people who work for us at every stage in this process.

This means looking beyond the circle of our direct reports to pay attention to all those who are operating on our behalf, regardless of the type of contract that binds them to the company.

Since 2009, this commitment has translated into the certification of all member companies in compliance with the Global GAP standard, which defines Good Agricultural Practices to minimise the impact on the environment and ensure a responsible approach towards worker safety and animal welfare.

Since 2020, the standard has been integrated with an additional module known as GRASP (GLOBALG.A.P Risk Assessment on Social Practices), which is focused on the social aspects related to worker activity in agriculture to assess the risk of improper practices.

Casalasco also adheres to the United Nations Global Compact Management model, as well as Sedex, which is one of the major organisations for the promotion of ethical trade throughout the world.

Consistent with these choices, Casalasco is open to audits by customers in line with the SMETA scheme (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) and uses the same requirements for the qualification of suppliers and partners.


The environmental
management system

We have developed an Environmental Management System to track the significant environmental effects of tomato production and processing, to monitor the environmental impact of our business and measure our results in reducing this.

The initiatives put in place include improvements to the plant, process and management, which are aimed at reducing energy, water and CO2 emissions and improving waste management, by enhancing the by-products of tomato processing and reducing waste, opting for recyclable packaging and products from a responsible supply chain.