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For a Clean Environment and a Just Society

We minimize our environmental footprint while improving the livelihoods in the communities we impact.

 

We have always been aware of the impact we have on the environment and society through our business activities. In doing so, we take into account both our locations and all stages of the value chain. In future, we would like to contribute even more to climate protection, invest in more environmentally friendly packaging, and avoid food waste. We would also like to select our raw materials and suppliers according to even higher standards while, at the same time, improving the livelihoods of the communities we affect.

Becoming climate neutral in all direct and indirect operations by 2050

  • As early as 2022, we will guarantee climate neutrality at our own locations. We will achieve this by purchasing renewable energy and offsetting unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions via carbon offset projects.
  • We will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that arise during the life cycle of our products by 35% by 2030.
  • We will achieve complete climate neutrality in all direct and indirect areas of influence[1] by 2050.

Becoming plastic waste free until 2030

  • By 2025 we will achieve 100% recyclability for all packaging materials.
  • As far as sensible and possible, we will remove plastic as a packaging material.

Reduction of food​ waste

  • By 2025 we will reduce the food waste generated in our warehouses and production by 25%.
  • We would also like to contribute to avoiding food waste that arises beyond our direct control, for example through cooperation with our suppliers and retailers.

Achievement of sustainable sourcing standards in our supply chain by 2030

  • We continuously monitor and evaluate social and ecological aspects associated with our raw materials.
  • We will implement a human rights due diligence in our supply chains by 2025.
  • We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa.
  • We already purchase sustainably certified raw materials when procuring palm oil, and cocoa; by 2023, 20% of the vanilla we use will be sustainably certified. Moreover, we are also working on the sustainable conversion of further raw materials.

 

Every day, we at Dr. Oetker work on getting a little closer to our sustainability goals. Soon you will learn more about the concrete measures we are implementing to achieve this and what progress we are making!


[1] Scope 1, 2 and 3 according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol

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A Long Tradition of Environmental Management
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Environmental and Climate Protection at Our Locations
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Environmentally Friendly Packaging
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Achieve More in Partnership
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Our Procurement Practices
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Supplier Management
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Focus on Raw Materials
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