The sustainability challenges we face today are all interconnected and together leave mark on our planet's resources, our foods, and our climate. To unlock real sustainable change, we need to understand the complexity and interconnectedness of the challenges – and not try to solve one problem while creating another.
We commit to making food safe and available, everywhere and we promise to protect what’s good – food, people and the planet. This is our purpose which drives all business decisions and informs our integrated approach to sustainability.
We use our expertise, technology, and we collaborate with stakeholders to move the world’s food systems1 forward to ultimately fulfil our mission of protecting what’s good.
We focus on five key areas - food systems, climate, nature, circularity and social sustainability - where we believe we can make a difference.
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