The sustainability challenges we face on our planet are all interconnected, and together, contribute to climate change. Therefore, we need to understand the complexity of the challenges and not try to solve one problem while creating another.
We’ve committed to making food safe and available, everywhere and we promise to protect what’s good – protecting our food, people and planet. By adopting an integrated approach to sustainability, we can use our expertise, technology, and partnerships to move the world’s food systems1 forward.
We've chosen to focus on five key areas - food systems, social sustainability, climate, nature, and circularity - as this is what aligns with our overall purpose and where we believe we can make a positive impact.
1The term ‘food systems’ refers to all the elements and activities related to producing and consuming food, and their effects, including economic, health, and environmental outcomes (OECD, https://www.oecd.org/food-systems, 2023).
2The term ‘sustainable food systems' mean growing, producing, processing, packaging, distributing and consuming food without negatively impacting the planet. Retrieved from OECD. (2019). Accelerating Climate Action. Source: OECD iLibrary
3By positive impact we mean driving better outcome for our own workforce, workers and communities in our supply chain, workers in collection and recycling and people in our value chain affected by climate change and the transition to net-zero in the areas of labour, discrimination, hazardous working conditions and sustainable income, among others.
4IPCC report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15
5Mitchell, C. (2022). Deforestation: Clearing The Path For Wildlife Extinctions. Source: Worldanimalfoundation.org
7Sustainable food systems mean growing, producing, processing, packaging, distributing and consuming food without negatively impacting the planet. Retrieved from OECD. (2019). Accelerating Climate Action. Source: OECD iLibrary