Food with a purpose – for people, the planet and business
Sustainability is very important to us at Fazer Food Services and it is integrated into our strategy. We are now taking an important step forward by committing to four sustainability core goals: 50 per cent lower emissions, 50 per cent less food waste, 100 per cent sustainably sourced, and more plant-based food by 2030.
We’ve set high goals, and we take these issues very seriously. We believe that making the right choices can have a great impact on people and the planet, as well as on the business – because food matters.
Food is a primary human need. It is energy rich and the production of food is naturally energy intensive. Value-driven organisations that make responsible choices in producing, sourcing and preparing food can make a significant and positive social, economic and environmental impact. Even small steps towards better food will deliver sustainability gains.
So, what are we in Fazer Food Services doing to make a difference?
Learn more about our approach: Food with a purpose – for people, the planet and business.
Since 2015, Fazer has been a partner of EAT, a global, non-profit start-up dedicated to transforming the global food system. Fazer joined the initiative in order to better integrate food, health and sustainability. The EAT-Lancet Commission recently delivered the first full scientific review of what constitutes a healthy diet from a sustainable food system, and which actions can support and speed up a food system transformation.
“For the first time there is science-based guidance on what both a healthy and sustainable diet should look like and we are taking that guidance into account in our long-term plans,” says Sanna-Maria Hongisto, Senior Manager, Nutrition & Sustainability, Fazer Food Services.
Reducing global meat consumption and increasing the intake of plant-based foods are two of the report’s core messages. These insights are in line with our own goals; to serve 100 per cent sustainably sourced and more plant-based food by 2030.
“According to the EAT-Lancet Commission’s report, favouring plant-based foods would reduce climate emissions and also improve people’s health,” says Christoph Vitzthum, President and CEO, Fazer Group. “By offering people choices that support their well-being, we are inviting them to participate in solving these challenges together”.
Access the EAT-Lancet Commission Summary Report here.