Intesa Sanpaolo stands out for its deep-rooted attachment and commitment to sustaining the communities in which it operates.
The activities and contribution are closely monitored in their evolution. Although the diversity of the initiatives, of the target areas and of the beneficiaries makes it impossible to provide a full summary analysis of beneficiaries and benefits obtained, for the case studies presented we tried to provide a feedback on the assessment of the impact achieved.
The Banco Alimentare (Food Bank) Foundation aims to combat food waste as well as to provide food supplies to people in need.
Such activity spans various organisational components, in particular managing local warehouses and the logistics platform, the collection of food surplus from various channels of supply, opening new centres for collecting fresh produce from the sales outlets of the large distribution chains, redistributing this surplus to beneficiary organisations and transporting produce to local organisations according to arising needs.
The Food Bank Network collects food products from four main sources of supply (the European Union, the food industry, large-scale distribution and catering services) and supports without charge a network of charitable organisations that assist those across all of Italy in a state of food poverty.
The donation of Intesa Sanpaolo supports, at a national level, investment to optimise the processes of collecting foodstuffs from sources across the food chain, managing stocks in warehouses across the Food Bank Network and distributing to the various charitable organisations.
A similar initiative is supported in Hungary by CIB Bank, bank of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, both through monetary contributions and with activities of corporate volunteering.
CONTRIBUTION IMPACT ASSESSMENT 2014
€ 160,000 cash contribution
8,669 beneficiary charitable organisations within the Food Bank Network across the country, breaking down as below: 9% soup kitchens 76% distributors of food parcels to people and families in need 15% residential centres for people and families in difficulty
What changes for the beneficiaries? 8,669 charitable organisations received free foodstuffs, improving the quality of services offered. approx. 1.9 million people living in poverty received food assistance through this network, experiencing an improvement in well-being and food security. 55,888 tons of food were collected and donated in 2014, equating to an estimated monetary value of €146.6 million.
What changes for the beneficiary body? Banco Alimentare benefitted from support to its logistics management systems.
What changes for the environment? Recovery of food products (29,448 tons of surplus) prevents them from going to waste, and enables an energy and atmospheric carbon emission saving amounting to more than 66,900 tons of CO2.