04 Aug 2021

Rijk Zwaan Italia and Agricola Don Camillo donate 2,000 melons to food bank

Rijk Zwaan Italia and our partner Agricola Don Camillo, a company active in the production, processing and distribution of fruit and vegetables, have donated 2,000 melons to the regional food bank.

Andrea L. Launeck (director of Rijk Zwaan Italia) and Gianluca Benini (director of the food bank 'Banco Alimentare Emilia Romagna Onlus Foundation') were there when the melons were distributed.

Andrea shares why we are donating the melons: "We’re proud of this joint initiative with our partners. As a company, we share important values such as solidarity, charity and caring for society. That’s why we’re donating tasty and healthy melons to the vulnerable people in the region. It’s not just a one-off gesture, but something we aim to repeat soon.”

CSR at Rijk Zwaan

Sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a natural part of Rijk Zwaan; you could say it is in our genes. We firmly believe that our specific knowledge and techniques relating to vegetable seeds enable us to contribute to a healthy future. By targeting our breeding activities to develop more robust and resilient varieties with better resistances, higher yields and a longer shelf life, we support the more sustainable and efficient production and processing of vegetables. To improve the accessibility and availability of fresh nutritious vegetables for people all over the world, we collaborate with countless partners in the food chain. In our everyday work, we contribute to a better world through the things we do and the way we treat people. This is how we give meaning to our mission of ‘Sharing a healthy future’. Read more about our CSR initiatives