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Nomad Foods launches new sustainability strategy

The third largest frozen food company globally published Our Sustainable Path Report 2018

Nomad Foods (Findus, Iglo, BirdsEye) has launched Our Sustainable Path, a European wide sustainability plan, with the publication of the company’s second sustainability report for 2018. Recognising that food production has a significant environmental impact globally, the strategy is based on six commitments and related targets which align to the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN’s blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

Stefan Descheemaeker, Chief Executive at Nomad Foods, said: “Feeding a growing population sustainably, while protecting the environment and biodiversity, is one of the main challenges of our time and it is a challenge that our consumers are increasingly concerned about. They see the solution as a healthy and sustainable diet that is good for the environment and good for people too”.

Annelie Selander, Group Sustainability Director, added: “The need to reshape the way we produce food was our starting point in redefining our sustainability strategy. As the third largest frozen food company globally, we are determined to play a role in helping our consumers eat sustainably and our ambition is to make a difference every day through affordable, sustainable food which is available to all. Our Sustainable Path also aims to highlight that frozen food has a valuable role to play when choosing a sustainable diet”.

The Our Sustainable Path Report 2018 is influenced by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and includes standards defined by the GRI guidelines. 2018’s highlights include: More than 90% of fish and seafood was from sustainable fishing or responsible farming; Joined the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) to roll out sustainable farming practices across all vegetable sourcing; 95% of new product launches were healthy meal choices; 93% of our recipes are taste enhancer, artificial flavour and artificial colorant free; 71% of our consumer packaging is recyclable; 2% decrease in carbon emissions per ton of goods from our own operations; Launched our first plant-based food range, Pease, using the goodness from pea protein; Scored Top 40 in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

Attacched the Sustainable Report 2018 "Our Sustainable Path".  

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