dss+ acquires Italian boutique Perfect Food Consulting

05 May 2022 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read
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Global consulting firm dss+ has expanded its capabilities in the agri-food industry with the acquisition of Italy-based Perfect Food Consulting.

Torino-based Perfect Food Consulting is a consultancy dedicated to the sustainability domain. The consulting firm helps food companies with assessing, transforming and monitoring their sustainability and ESG performance.

As part of the deal, a team of around 10 staff will join dss+, and become part of its Agriculture and Food practices. “dss+ is a world class leader in protecting people and assets, transforming operations and sustaining positive change,” said Massimo Marino, Founder and General Manager of Perfect Food Consulting.

dss+ acquires Italian boutique Perfect Food Consulting

“We look forward to joining dss+ to help its agri-food clients globally to develop and implement actionable sustainability transformation strategies that can promote sustainable food and agriculture production systems,” Marino continued.

For dss+, formerly known as DuPont Sustainable Solutions, the deal is the third since the firm transitioned into an independent business. In 2021, the consultancy purchased KKS Advisors in the US and Sofies Group in Switzerland.

“With the additional capabilities of Perfect Food, we now can now better help our clients to identify and implement paths to footprint reduction throughout all phases of the agri-food value chain,” said Melissa Barrett, Sustainability & Corporate Impact Director at dss+.

Davide Vassallo, CEO of dss+, said that the deal demonstrates the firm’s commitment to playing a leading role in the environment, social and governance space. “We are investing in our capabilities around ESG and sustainability so that we can support clients from investment decisions and strategy development to execution and reporting,” he noted.