IORI: a carrot company at the top of sustainability in Italy

Source: “Il Centro” (Central Italy daily newspaper)

The company

Since 1957, IORI has been growing vegetables in the fertile soil of the former Fucino Lake, at the gateway to Italy’s oldest national park.

Since the 1990s it has specialised in the production and packaging of carrots for large-scale distribution both in Italy and abroad. The company, which has been involved in social inclusion and biodiversity protection projects for many years, has invested in a modern production plant in the green heart of Italy (about one hundred kilometres from Rome) which will be completed by 2021.

On the occasion of the award, Antonio Iori said:
“We have defined three concrete objectives for declining our concept or environmental sustainability:
optimise carrot growing and storage techniques; automate packaging processes and power them with renewable sources; develop new products derived from the residues of our processing cycles, such as the compotes and gourmet sauces presented last Christmas.
To ensure that we have the necessary skills, we have established partnerships with some Universities and Research Institutes, recruited young graduates and set up specific training courses for our employees.
We would like to thank all the people who have contributed in achieving this prestigious award, the team effort that has involved our staff, the companies with whom we have been cooperating for many years, our consultants and all those who have sustained us over the years.
With humility and discretion we will continue to listen to the valuable suggestions of our business partners, who every day deal with increasingly aware and demanding customers and provide us with continuous suggestions for improvement.
With passion and dedication we will continue to build a business system open to innovation that offers opportunities for development and can bring benefits to the community and the environment in which it operates.
We have the good fortune to do business at the gates of Italy’s oldest national park, and we have a duty to preserve it for future generations.”