At the beginning of 2015, Fazer made a commitment to sustainable development by joining the national initiative “Suomi, jonka haluamme 2050” (“The Finland we want by 2050”). Fazer's operational commitment has to do with lifestyles that respect the load that the environment can bear and an economy that is resource-wise. Fazer is committing itself to minimising the amount of edible food that is thrown away by reducing food wastage.
Every year, a third of all the food that is produced for people is lost or wasted. When edible food is wasted, the raw materials, input and energy used in its production are also wasted, causing the greenhouse gases and emissions that accelerate eutrophication to have been generated for nothing.
Fazer is committing itself to promoting the reduction of food wastage in its restaurants, as well as in the bakery and confectionery business.
The objectives of Fazer's commitment
- Together with our customers, we will develop operating methods which help us reduce food waste in our restaurants, both in the presentation and on customers' plates.
- We will donate surplus products to food aid.
- We will develop the measuring and monitoring of food wastage in our restaurants.
- We will survey and promote means to use ingredients that are guaranteed to be safe, but whose appearance does not comply with the set requirements.
Through this commitment, we will gather together Fazer's actions to reduce wastage and explore means to cut down on food waste.
Indicators of the commitment
In 2014–2015, indicators and operating models will be created to measure biowaste. Fazer's target is to create a common waste strategy for the Group in 2015.
Society's commitment to sustainable development
“The Finland we want by 2050” is a social commitment to sustainable development and the shared long-term hope for the future of Finland. Through this social commitment, the government and the administration in collaboration with other actors, pledge to promote sustainable development in all their work and operations. By establishing operational commitments, different societal operators, such as companies and organisations, can commit themselves to doing their part in attaining the objectives. Further information: http://www.ym.fi/sitoumus2050