A more plant-based diet for 55.000 Stellantis workers

Valentina Taglietti
Food Policy Manager

The multinational automotive manufacturer Stellantis, born from the recent merge between FCA and PSA, has joined our free webcast on the relationship between food, health and environmental sustainability.

Stellantis collaborated with our project MenoPerPiù (Less animal protein – More sustainability) to create Think Healthy, a training course aimed at all employees of their Italian factories, available online on the company intranet portal.

A sustainable diet for companies

The goal is to provide practical tools to adopt a healthier diet, preventing chronic diseases and reducing both CO2 emissions and the exploitation of natural resources. In a few words: more plant based.

We believe Stellantis involvement in MenoPerPiù sends a very important signal as it is a group that brings together automotive companies which have made history (such as Peugeot, FIAT, Alfa Romeo, Citroën DS Automobiles, Opel, Vauxhall, Maserati, Jeep and many more). Today the company employs more than 55,000 employees in Italy.

Rosalba Culora, Internal Communication Specialist at Stellantis.
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Thanks to the commitment of Stellantis, our message on the importance of a more plant-based diet will be amplified, reaching workers and their families. This is a great result, as it is becoming increasingly necessary today to create awareness on the implications of a simple act such as eating. The food we choose to bring to the table has an impact on our health, animals and natural ecosystems in the short, medium and long term.

For this reason, scientists continue to encourage an urgent change of route: more vegetables and legumes on our plates and less animal products, just as the Mediterranean diet dictates.

How does MenoPerPiù work?

MenoPerPiù is a programme combining analysis and training to make collective catering more sustainable, healthy, convenient and animal-friendly.

In November 2020, we launched a free webcast to advise on how to think, choose and eat sustainably. It consists of six short videos on environmental nutrition. The goal is to help workers who have found themselves having to rethink their lunch break, due to the closure of company canteens and restaurants. By delving into the relationship between food, health and sustainability, we provide insights and practical tools to improve people’s health and reduce their environmental impact at the same time.

In December the employees of some important B Corps such as Save The Duck and EuroCompany participated with enthusiasm, paving the way from other big names such as WAMI, Talent Garden and Dante Labs.