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Membership

4-0391-14-000-00

Category

Ordinary

Sector

Consumer Goods Manufacturers

Country

Greece

Member since

13 January 2014

Web
chipita.com

CHIPITA S.A.

Chipita S.A., a Greek company, was established in 1973, producing savory snacks and cheese puffs. From 1986, when it underwent a change in management, Chipita began to get involved in other types of snacks. In 1991 it began to produce standardized packaged croissants with an eponymous label, initially in Greece and later in markets abroad. Based on constant research and development, the company improved and broadened the range of dough based products. Innovative ideas have led to new products such as mini croissants, strudels, tsoureki (brioche) and many others.

From that point on it established a Group of 50 companies at the production and commercial level covering the entire gambit of production, marketing and distribution of standardized baked goods. With the constant development of high quality innovative products and the creation of strong brands, Chipita is present in over 35 countries, dominant in its category and recognized throughout Europe as one of the largest companies in the bakery products and snack sector.

Historical background
 
? 1973: Chipita International, the subsequent mother company of the Chipita Group of Companies, is established. 
 
? 1991: Production initiation of the first packaged croissant with an eponymous label. 
 
? 1994: Listed in the Athens Stock Exchange. 
 
? 1995: Beginning of international expansion with the establishment of factories in Bulgaria and Romania and a number of countries outside Greece. 
 
? 1997: Joint Venture in Egypt for production of croissants locally. 
 
? 2001: Initiates commercial and production activities in St. Petersburg, Russia. 
 
? 2005: Joint Venture in Nigeria for production of croissants locally. 
 
? 2006: Chipita becomes the Bakery & Confectionery Division of Vivartia S.A (a merge of the 3 biggest food companies in Greece). 
 
? 2007: Joint Venture in Saudi Arabia for production of croissants locally. 
 
? 2007: Acquisition of Vivartia by Marfin Investment Group
 
? 2008: Vivartia (Bakery & Confectionery Division) acquires Nonni?s Food Company in the USA.
 
? 2010: Chipita acquisition by current owners led by S. Theodoropoulos, the person who achieved the international expansion of the company.
 
Our business is manufacturing and sales of croissants, bagel chips other snacks and confectionery products as well.
  • CHIPITA BULGARIA S.A.
  • CHIPITA GIDA URETIM A.S.
  • CHIPITA POLAND Sp.z.o.o.
  • CHIPITA ROMANIA SRL
  • CHIPITA SAINT PETERSBURG LLC

ACOP Report Submissions


ACOP PERIOD FILE NAME NOTES FILE SIZE
2017 chipita s.a.-ACOP2017.pdf 28.2 KB
2016 chipita s.a.-ACOP2016.pdf 27.4 KB
2015 chipita s.a.-ACOP2015.pdf 22.4 KB
2014 chipita s.a.-ACOP2014b.pdf 20.5 KB

Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    By incorporating on its policy and communicate it to the organisation, suppliers and costumers.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    Direct communication with members.
    Application of specifications regarding purchasing of sustainable palm oil.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    By appointed a representative for coordinatinghis and providing the appropriate sources.
    Regarding assessing of suppliers performance through auditing and following up action plans.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    It is an etfical issue.Supporting sustainability through out supply shain is our obligation.The gain is that we are proud serving our believes.
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