Sustainability underpins VanDrie Group’s Policy

October 10th has been named Sustainability Day. Sustainability underpins VanDrie Group’s policy. The Paris climate agreement encourages us to continue to improve this policy.

10-10-2019

The Paris climate conference in 2015 led to a climate agreement signed by 174 countries. The agreement limits the emission of greenhouse gas in order to prevent global warming. The agreement that comes into effect from 2020 has now been given national follow-up in many countries. Our companies are also facing the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. October 10th has been named Sustainability Day. A good moment to give extra attention to this topic and to tell people what our efforts are. 

Our activities lead to material use, waste and CO2 emissions. Our starting point in regard to this is to strive for a minimal burden on the environment with maximum savings. Within the countries where we operate, we are therefore making our supply chain more sustainable. We are combating waste by improving the value of residual flows, reducing energy consumption, transport kilometres and emissions in every link in our chain. This leads to good results. Emissions from the calf sector make up 3% of the total greenhouse gas emissions in Dutch livestock farming. Between 1990 and 2016, the veal footprint decreased by 50% from 14.1 kg CO2/kilo carcass in 1990 to 7.1 kg CO2/kilo carcass in 2016. Sustainability underpins VanDrie Group’s policy. The Paris climate agreement encourages us to continue to improve this policy. 

  • This site uses cookies
  • Hide this notification