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Our sustainability goals

Hein Deprez & Marc Zwaaneveld

  

At Greenyard, we strive to source fruit and vegetables in the most sustainable way and bring them across the value chain up to the end consumer with a minimal environmental impact and waste. Consumers are increasingly convinced of the need to reduce the environmental impact of their food, as evidenced lately by the debate on plastic packaging. Every day, together with our customers and suppliers, we are taking steps to improve and ultimately grow consumption of fruits and vegetables for a healthier future.

Our efforts are guided by our sustainability framework which focuses on promoting people’s well-being, responsible use of resources, assuring food availability, stimulating sustainable trade and strengthening collaboration in the chain.

We continue to increase our sustainability efforts in all areas thanks to the relentless work and enthusiasm of all our colleagues and in line with the vision that is embedded in our company’s culture.

We are seeking to offer ever more transparency on our operations and supply chain and are setting priority areas for Greenyard:

  • Water stewardship: 90% of our grower base will be assessed for its water risk by 2022, 100% by 2025;
  • Zero waste: 99% of our consumer packaging will be recyclable by 2022, 100% by 2025;
  • Data analysis and KPI setting:
    • Responsible supply chain: publication of our grower base social compliance assurance and development of measurable KPI targets by the end of financial year 2019-20;
    • Climate action: publication of Greenyard’s carbon footprint and development of an energy objective and measurable KPI targets by the end of financial year 2019-20.

These priority areas will be further developed and elaborated in the coming months. We are also further cultivating key business accountability for driving these sustainability objectives within each business and department.

We believe our customers and end consumers want to change their lifestyle towards more sustainable and healthy food production and consumption. Greenyard has the potential to play an important role in sustainability efforts in its industry.

Hein Deprez, Marc Zwaaneveld

co-CEOs Greenyard

Sustainability
Greenyard aims to source its fruit and vegetables in a sustainable manner, respecting nature and providing growers with a fair return.