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Main Italian corn producer - La Sanfermese - obtains Friend of the Earth international sustainability certification


Main Italian corn producer - La Sanfermese - obtains Friend of the Earth international sustainability certification




The Italian agro-industrial company La Sanfermese, located in Mantua, has recently obtained the Friend of the Earth certification for maize.


La Sanfermese specializes in supply chain management of numerous agricultural products, including corn, soybean and durum wheat. The company performs strict assessments of the inputs and outputs related to their crop cultivations. Specifically, La Sanfermese owns 50% of Corn valley, which mills the company’s corn and is also Friend of the Earth certified.


With more than 30 silos and dedicated warehouses, La Sanfermese has also implemented a cooling system for storage and a photovoltaic energy system.


“La Sanfermese has been offering high quality products thanks to a solid experience of eight generations and the most advanced technologies,” says Andrea Pelladoni, La Sanferemese’s Sales Manager. “This is why we have opted for the Friend of the Earth certification, which represents an advanced ecolabel to assess the sustainability of our products.”




La Sanfermese
La Sanfermese is an Italian agricultural company, located in Mantua, that has been producing agricultural products since 1974. The main products include corn, durum wheat and soybeans. La Sanfermese currently manages more than 120.000 tons of food commodities. It was the first company in Europe to produce certified non-GMO corn and to manage the entire production process. The primary goal of the company is to offer premium quality products to its customers. Although La Sanfermese operates mainly in the domestic market, it is although expanding in Europe.

Corn valley

Corn valley is an Italian corn wet mill, founded in 2000, that mills about 85.000 tons of grain per year. It produces hominy grits for corn flakes, maize cakes, gluten free ingredients and baby food. The company’s main mission is to produce high quality products, which are mainly sold in Europe.


Friend of the Earth
Friend of the Earth is a non-profit project for the certification of products from sustainable agriculture and farming. Coming from the positive experience of the Friend of the Sea certification for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, Friend of the Earth is rapidly growing as the leading international label for sustainable agriculture production. Friend of the Earth certification requirements are based on FAO's SAFA guidelines for sustainable agriculture and farming. Certified production sites cannot be developed on critical habitats and producers must have a social and environmental management system in place, be compliant with national environmental laws, conserve existing ecosystems and reduce their impacts to a sustainable level.


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