Social Responsibility

The social actions of Barba Stathis S.A.

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The company, the brands, the history


Barba Stathis SA belongs to Vivartia Group, the leading food company in Greece and a proud ambassador of Greek Nutrition. The fundamental key elements for its success are: Nutrition, Taste and Convenience.

Our essential operational principles are: Innovation and RnD, Quality and Safety. Its main driving force is to offer the consumers, nutritious products of added value, establishing a healthy concept, a daily balanced nourishment and their wellbeing.

The Company’s activities include the production and sale of frozen vegetables (conventional and organic), mixed vegetables (plain and with rice), combinations of frozen vegetables based on traditional Greek recipes, as well as tomato products and fresh salads.

In the dough category- under the brand name Chrysi Zymi - promotes authentic delicious pastry creations based on Greek traditional recipes, offering consumers a wide variety of products including frozen filo dough, pies, mini pies, pizza and a variety of filo dough in the category of fresh chilled dough.

Barba Stathis’ production plants comply fully with all National and International food quality management and safety standards. Its Quality & Safety Management system is certified EN ISO 9001/2008, EN ISO 22000/2005, I.F.S. & B.R.C.and guarantees that its vegetables are produced according to these standards.

Being a top player in a highly competitive market and thus acquiring knowledge and experience, secure high quality products safe and full of vitamins until the moment they are served. The “integrated crop management” system applied, ensures all the above

At the same time, the company has developed an integrated and strong Research and Development operation which focuses on capitalizing on innovations that respond to the demands of the markets it serves. Thus, it offers products that preserve and promote the Greek / Mediterranean cuisine which is adapted to the needs and pace of contemporary way of life.

The company is developing dynamically in the European, American & Middle East markets, mainly through its dough products.


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The social actions of Barba Stathis S.A.

General practices of BARBA STATHIS S.A.:

1.  Green development in the primary sector focusing mainly on organic farming products, thus contributing:
  • To sustainable development (i.e. to integrated and sound management, which helps ensure the continuous natural balance and fertility of the soil by making it self-sufficient in terms of organic matter and nutrients, as well as to the increase in the organic activity of the soil) in natural processes.
  • To crop rotation (implementation of crop rotation so as to achieve constant fertility of the land and to avoid the transmission of diseases and potential insect infestations)
  • To the biodiversity of the ecosystem (i.e. to maintaining its ecological balance)
  • To the promotion of proper water use
  • To the recycling of waste of plant origin in order to restore those elements that are nutritious to the earth.
2. Environmental protection in the secondary sector
Through practices that do not pollute the environment and contribute to energy and water saving, and to minimising pollutants. These actions include:

  • Reduction of gaseous pollutants deriving from burning fuel oil (change of burners in the factory and purchase of a state-of-the-art boiler substituting fuel oil with natural gas)
  • Energy saving (modernisation and upgrading of the machine room, replacement of old compressors with new ones using controlled operation, purchase of a modern air cooler that saves electricity due to the different entropy levels and purchase of an inverter air compressor for further energy saving, installation of smooth starters on engines and application of equalisation to reduce losses and consequently to achieve optimal operation of engines and, lastly, replacement of all lamps with new low-energy lamps and installation of timers in the peripheral lighting system)
  • Water recycling (installation of a self-cleaning filter so that the clean water can go back to the wash room, creation of a supplementary network so that excess water can return to the washers though a tank and pump, use of overflow towers to collect water in a tank and use this water to water the lawn).


Barba Stathis’ CSR plan is fully aligned and based upon the same fundamental pillars of its operation. The company has developed an extensive CSR plan of actions, in regard to the environment, the society and its employees.

In 2020, Barba Stathis contributed significantly to the support of social groups in need, offering more than 70 tons of fresh and frozen vegetables and dough products in total, supporting in this way the crucial work of more than 15 NGOs, local organizations and municipalities, with 350.000 portions of food.
Furthermore, during the pandemic, Barba Stathis contributed to the National Healthcare System providing 10 ICU beds and 10 monitors to AHEPA Hospital of Thessaloniki. Additionally, the company contributed to the social support programs “Voithia sto spiti” and “Trapezi tis Agapis”, while it also undertook the catering of the “Girokomeio Athinon”, providing the residents two daily meals, which were tailor made to their nutritional needs, for two months.
Lastly, Barba Stathis supported financially the NGO “Mazi gia to Paidi” during Christmas and thus contributed to “setting the Christmas table” for more than 40 families. The company’s employees also raised a significant amount of money in support of the “Elliniko Paidiko Chorio” while the company tripled it, enhanching their kind initiative.



A list with the most recent awards the company has received:

  • 2021: Chorefti by Chrysi Zymi as well as Pasta with Vegetables and Barba Stathis’ fresh salads are awarded as «Product of the year 2021»
  • 2020: 5th Annual Sustainability Summit: Honorary Award for Barba Stathis’ Corporate Sustainability Program during the pandemic.
  • 2020: Super Market Awards 2020: Two Gold Awards for Barba Stathis company: one for the launch of “Chorefti” pie by Chrysi Zymi and another for Barba Stathis’ training program offered to the producers, by the company in cooperation with American Farm School of Thessaloniki2020:
  • 2020: “COVID-19 Heroes”: Barba Stathis company was honored for its contribution during the pandemic in a ceremony organized by “MAKEDONIA” newspaper.
  • Retail Awards 2020: Gold Award in “Suppliers’ Best Brand Launch Strategy” for Chorefti by Chrysi Zymi.
  • 2019: "Mazi gia to paidi", honors Barba Stathis for its support during the period 2018-19. 
  • 2019: 19th Marketing & Sales Conference - SALES MARKETING & BUSINESS REVIEW - Best Launching Awards 2019 for the “Chorefti” pie of Chrysi Zymi.
  • 2019: Barba Stathis “Rice with Vegetables” receives Silver Award in Supermarket Awards 2019 for its relaunch.
  • 2019: Barba Stathis Rice with Vegetables receives Gold Award in Packaging Innovation Awards 2019
  • 2019: BARBA STATHIS was honored with the “Business Extroversion” award, during the “Protagonists of the Greek Economy 2019” event.
  • 2019: Barba Stathis company is awarded in “Corporate Superbrands Greece 2018-2019"
  • 2019: Digital Media Awards 2019 - Bronze Award for the “Let’s Cook” content marketing campaign
  • 2019:  Ermis Silver Award and 2 Ermis Bronze Awards  for the TVC of “Batzina”
  • 2019: Barba Stathis company is among 19 most dynamic companies, distinguished in “Growth Awards 2019”, organized by Grant Thorton and Eurobank.
  • 2019: Barba Stathis company is awarded the title “Supplier of the Year 2019"
  • 2019: Pizza by Chrysi Zymi is awarded the title “Product of the Year 2019”
  • 2018: Barba Stathis company is awarded in “Corporate Superbrands Greece 2017"
  • 2018: Shelf Service  Excellence Awards 2018: Gold Award for the Chrysi Zymi Launch of “Batzina”
  • 2018: Best Workplaces – Great Place to Work 2018
  • 2017Mazi gia to paidi” honors Barba Stathis for the continuous support and contribution to its cause
  • 2017: Silver Ermis Award for the print campaign of “Fresh Vegetable Purée”
  • 2017: 17th Marketing & Sales Conference - SALES MARKETING & BUSINESS REVIEW - Best Launch Awards 2017 for the products “Fresh Vegetable Purée” and “Pizza Chrysi Zymi”
  • 2017: Shelf Service  Excellence Awards 2017: Best Launch Award for the Chrysi Zymi Wholegrain products.
  • 2017: Packaging Innovation Awards 2017 - Gold & Silver Awards for the products “Evexia” salad and “Pizza Chrysi Zymi”
  • 2017: BARBA STATHIS was honored in the “Greek Business Champions” event.
  • 2017: Corporate Superbrands Greece 2016 
  • 2017: Perennial Brands- Silver Award for Barba Stathis Company
  •  2016: 16th Marketing & Sales Conference –Exceptional Manager: Mr Antonis Mavridoglou, CEO of Barba Stathis and Delta, was awarded “Exceptional Manager 2016”
  • 2016: Social Media Awards 2016 - Bronze Award
  • 2016: Shelf Service  Excellence Awards 2016: Best Launch Award for the Chrysi Zymi Croissants.
  • 2016:  DIAMONDS of the GREEK ECONOMY Award
  • 2016: Perennial Brands- Silver Award for Barba Stathis Company
  • 2016: Silver Ermis Award for Barba Stathis Fresh Salads Campaign
  • 2016: 16th Marketing & Sales Conference - SALES MARKETING & BUSINESS REVIEW
  • 2015: “Elliniki Aksia” of North Greece 2015: Award for the Chrysi Zymi Croissants 
  • 2015:  16th  Marketing & Sales Conference-SALES MARKETING & BUSINESS REVIEW - Best Launch Awards 2016 for the Chrysi Zymi Croissants.
  • 2015Responsible Business Awards 2015 -Gold Award
    2015: IT Excellence Awards. 
  • 2015: Best Workplace 2015 - Great Place to Work 
  • 2014: Grand Effie Award for the campaign "Freshness"
  • 2014: Gold Effie Award in food/dairy section
  • 2014: Green Logistics - Transport & Logistics Awards 2011
  • 2013:  Thirteenth Sales Conference, The Business Review - Sales Marketing & Business Review – Award for the best product launch in the FROZEN DOUGH category for the CHRYSI ZYMI Cookies range
  • 2013: Greek Marketing Academy – Made in Greece Awards/Farming Excellence Award
  • 2012: Tenth Sales Conference, The Business Review - Sales Marketing & Business Review – Award for the best product launch in the FROZEN DOUGH category for the CHRYSI ZYMI 4 TOPPERS range
  • 2011: Ninth Sales Conference, The Business Review - Sales Marketing & Business Review – Award for the best product launch in the FROZEN DOUGH category for the CHRYSI ZYMI Homemade Pies range
  • 2010: Effie Awards Hellas - Silver Effie Award in the category of “Introduction of New Products or Services” to Barba Stathis Vegetable Bites for the “Make Vegetable Bites not war” campaign
  • 2010: Sial d’ Or Competition. Vegetable Bites were awarded as the best and most innovative Greek product / SIAL D'OR COUNTRY WINNER after entry in the category of "Savoury frozen products"
  • 2010: European Business Awards / Environmental & Corporate Sustainability / National Champion of European Business Awards