“Growing together”: Ensuring sustainability along the entire value chain
Sustainability is a top priority for Nordzucker. As a food producer, sustainable thinking and acting are a natural part of our daily business. Environmental and social considerations are major factors in our decision-making.
In doing so, we always have the development of our value chain in a sustainable way in mind. Our aim is to continually optimize it together with our suppliers, service providers, employees and customers. Traceability, quality and reliability as well as demanding social and ethical standards provide a guarantee for our customers that they have found the right partner in us. We want to grow with our stakeholders all along our value chain and to continually improve every aspect of our performance together.
The upcoming changes to the sugar market regime and the internationalization of the markets present us and our partners with challenges and opportunities. Our sustainability approach will play a decisive role in helping us face them.
Reducing our energy consumption as well as our CO2 emissions have been important components of our sustainability strategy for a long time. We are increasingly working with supplier audits to document and improve our sustainability approach. The aim here is to ensure sustainability along the entire value chain. Together with our farmers in Europe, we are improving the efficiency and sustainability of beet cultivation and we are actively engaged in the development and application of the SAI framework (Sustainable Agricultural Initiative) Additionally, supplier audits are extremely important when it comes to sugar that we import from countries outside the EU, because in these countries the environmental and social standards are often at a different level compared to the EU.
Our social commitment can clearly been seen from the activities we have in place at our sites, from the responsible stance we take as an employer and from the responsibility we have taken on at the rural regions where we have business dealings. We also take the discussion about the role of sugar in our diet very seriously and are working to provide accurate information on this topic.
Our primary objective is to be a proven sustainable and reliable partner for our customers and to satisfy the wide range of social requirements. You will find evidence of performance that demonstrates our dedication to sustainability on this website. We have placed an emphasis on making our challenges, strategies and objectives transparent and clearly documenting the continuous improvement in our company’s sustainability. We have used lots of data, figures and facts from along the value chain, accompanied by several featured stories, to present you with the broad range of our sustainability activities.
We kindly invite you to come and learn about the various aspects of our sustainability strategy at our microsite.
We wish you a lot of fun while discovering and reading,
The Executive Board