We have a tall ambition to lead the sustainability transformation within our industry and I recognise that we can only achieve this by delivering concrete actions across our value chain. To do that, we need to address the interconnected nature of the environmental, social, and economic challenges we face, and leverage strong and system-wide partnerships, as collaboration is more instrumental than ever in overcoming challenges successfully. We must ‘walk the talk’ by managing and maximising our positive impacts on nature and society, continuing to embed sustainability as a key business driver and decision-making criteria, promoting a culture of sustainability in our business and industry, and working with our value chain and food and beverage manufacturers to support their own sustainability efforts.
Our approach to sustainability is led by our purpose: We commit to making food safe and available, everywhere and we promise to protect what's good, food, people, and the planet. Our focus goes across the areas of food systems, climate, nature, circularity, and social sustainability. We consider impacts not only in our own operations but in the systems that we operate and across our entire value chain; including our suppliers, own operations, customers operations, and the recycling of our packages. We have also assigned the most relevant SDGs to each brand pillar (Food, People and Planet). This focus on the SDGs builds on our ongoing commitment to the UN Global Compact and its ten principles, to which we have been a signatory since 2004.