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 to produce it are also wasted, causing the greenhouse gases and emissions that accelerate eutrophication to have been generated for nothing.
In 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 committed to minimising the amount of edible food that is thrown away by reducing food wastage.
Fazer is committed to reducing food waste in its restaurants, as well as in the bakery and confectionery businesses.
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 are gathering Fazer's actions to reduce wastage and explore means to cut food waste.
Indicators of the commitment
Developing a uniform way of measuring waste has proven to be challenging in the restaurants. This is due to the varying measuring practices between countries and restaurants. The methods for measuring during the waste campaigns have been unified. Continuous measurement and monitoring remains as a challenge.
Read more on our waste management
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: https://sitoumus2050.fi/