We are dedicated to the communities close to us. It's why we champion the talent of emerging chefs and support restaurants around the world, we develop water regeneration projects near the S.Pellegrino water source, we build strong relationships with farmers who produce the fruit we use.
We nurture the future of gastronomy
Today gastronomy has an impact that can be felt way beyond the kitchen, influencing social and environmental change. We are proud to be an active part of this movement, nurturing talent in the world of gastronomy, supporting its future, and promoting responsibility, sustainability and inclusivity in fine food culture. That's why we created the S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition and, more recently, the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy. The Academy is an inspiring community that unites talented young chefs from around the world with senior figures in gastronomy to provide mentorship, education and networking opportunities.
Always side by side with chefs, we demonstrate our solidarity through initiatives like the #SupportRestaurants movement in 2020, a tangible plan to provide relief in challenging times and help shape the future of the sector together.
We champion water regeneration for local communities
We have committed to leading the regeneration of local water cycles to help create a positive water impact where we operate. This pledge goes beyond our own operations and aquifers and means we work with local communities and partners to enable local watersheds to capture more water than we use in our bottling operations.
At S.Pellegrino in fact we are currently collaborating with public body Uniacqua to help improve the quality of mains water available for the local community.
We add sparkle for our citrus farmers
By promoting regenerative agriculture among a selection of the community of citrus farmers who supply our ingredients, we aim not only to secure the highest quality ingredients in a sustainable manner, but also to help our suppliers to acquire know-how and competitive advantage, and to strengthen their relationship with Sanpellegrino.
Regenerative agriculture is a farming system that aims to conserve and restore farmland and the ecosystems on which it relies. It is a holistic technique centred around principles that protect and restore natural resources: primarily soil, but also water and biodiversity. The techniques associated with Regenerative agriculture improve soil fertility and at the same time reducing carbon emissions and increasing carbon sequestration in soil and vegetation.