Sourcing in action: optimizing our supply chain and raw materials
Our new assessment system enables us to identify the specific impact of our products on sustainability, allowing us to steer our product development with the greatest precision. Currently we cover 85% of our global product volume this way, comparing the respective sustainability impact for over 1,250 base materials and over 1,880 raw materials.
Other areas of focus include optimizing existing agriculturally-based products, integrating suitable by-products wherever possible and developing new manufacturing methods in partnership with other institutions and companies.
Our sourcing strategy also fulfills a commitment to the 17th SDG – we recognize the importance of meaningful cooperation, which is why we’ve partnered with the likes of GIZ, UEBT, the Rainforest Alliance and many other institutions all over the world.
Our responsible sourcing initiatives