Each step of our business strategy is carefully planned so as to incorporate our vision and values, with our people, society and the environment at the forefront of our actions.
Through our Contract Farming program, we have been actively supporting the primary sector and the Greek entrepreneurship throughout the years. We work together with over 1,000 Greek farmers who hold over 3,000 hectares in the region of Macedonia, Thrace, Thessaly and the Peloponnese. By setting the strictest quality and safety standards and constantly improving the know-how and training of our producers, we ensure the quality of Barba Stathis products while also strengthening the Greek entrepreneurship and economy.
We care for our employees while providing a safe, fair and inclusive working environment that offers them development opportunities, builds their skills and rewards their commitment and dedication. But this is not all we do. By contributing to the important work of charity organizations across Greece, we actively support our fellow human beings who are in need.
We also share a great sense of responsibility towards nature. For us, respecting and safeguarding the environment is a matter of utmost importance. We apply green growth practices that reduce our environmental footprint, we engage in actions and invest in energy-saving and organic and non-organic waste management solutions, therefore, doing everything in our power to protect the ecosystem.
At Barba Stathis we have been actively supporting society throughout the years by assisting our fellow citizens in need through the Social Responsibility Program entitled “We Do Good!”. We also support the work of dozens of charity organizations across Greece, by offering Barba Stathis products every day, in a joint effort to fight food insecurity and address the issue of food waste.
It is our belief that no portion of food should be wasted, and being members of the "Food Waste Reduction Alliance", we have joined forces with the "Boroume" organization.
We support financial charity organizations working primarily with children while also organizing educational activities that aim to highlight the importance of a daily balanced diet for younger ages, through the delicious and nutritious value of the world of vegetables.
Barba Stathis company is a big Greek family and our people is a reason for us to feel proud every single moment: our producers and agronomists who work on the land and guarantee that our vegetables are fresh, of the best quality and highly safe to consume, our people who work committedly in the plant facilities, the transportation chain, Marketing & Sales, who share a team spirit and care for each other, the people behind each one of our accomplishments.
We make sure that our people work in a safe, equitable and merit-based environment, where everyone has equal opportunities, but also the possibility to continuously grow, receive the support they need and get the reward they deserve. We encourage initiative, promote innovation and offer the opportunity for continuous self-development through training courses as well as a number of training opportunities to enhance specialization and know-how. This allows us to create a safe setting for self-development where our employees have the opportunity to take initiative and share ideas and information openly and interactively.
Barba Stathis company acts responsibly towards nature, and the safeguarding of the environment is of paramount importance. We have adopted a sustainable development and circular economy model and we are implementing environmentally friendly processes, consistently and responsibly, continuously investing in innovative, state-of-the-art equipment that helps reduce our environmental footprint.
Issues such as the rational use of natural resources, of the means of plant nutrition and protection, the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems, the constant pursuit for packaging materials that are more environmentally friendly, the responsible management of our organic and non-organic waste and the constant effort to raise awareness among our employees with regard to green practices matter greatly to us.
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY & OUR PEOPLE
SAFE AND TOP QUALITY PRODUCTS
With the help of:
(a) regular chemical and microbiological analyses;
(b) systemic controls across all stages of production, packaging, storage and shipping;
(c) the synergic effect of Integrated Farm Management and Contract Farming;
our brand new, state-of-the-art and innovative machinery enables us to guarantee the quality excellence and safety of our products which is also documented through the following Management Systems and Standards.
Always moving forward, the Barba Stathis company is certified for the application of the principles of circular economy / April 2021
In 2021, the Barba Stathis company was the first company in the Greek food industry to be certified by EUROCERT for its implementation of Circular Economy. Specifically, we were awarded the Zero Waste To Landfill (ZWTL-EU1) certification for our frozen and fresh vegetables production in the Green and Gold categories respectively. This standard conforms with the strictest national and EU standards, and has been awarded as recognition for the responsible management of both organic and non-organic company waste, as well as for the efficient planning of actions preventing waste that ends up in landfills.
International Food Standard (I.F.S.)
British Retail Consortium (B.R.C.)
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (R.S.P.O)
DIO, Inspection and Certification Organization of Organic Products
Zero Waste to Landfill
Kosher (Jewish Community of Thessaloniki)
EN ISO 9001/2015
EN ISO 22000/2018
EN ISO 14001/2015
International Food Standard
Zero Waste to Landfill