Sustainability is an integral part of our strategy and identity. So why not communicate about our sustainability and financial results in one single, integrated report?

By combining our financial and non-financial reporting, we want to tell you what we are achieving, and why we take certain decisions.

Despite the challenging circumstances of 2021, Vandemoortele continued to put sustainability at the heart of its activities. Group Sustainability manager Aurélie Comhaire: "We managed to achieve all our Clean Label targets, which focus on replacing food additives with natural ingredients, and to further tighten our Clean Label definition. We also made great efforts to protect the physical and mental health of our associates and to keep them motivated during a challenging year. We even achieved outstanding safety results, a remarkable feat considering the number of temporary workers who replaced our permanent associates during the pandemic.”

Aurélie Comhaire

“In 2022, we will continue to build a sustainable corporate culture. We also need to further tackle our carbon emissions. By joining the Science-Based Targets initiative, we aim to take our climate goals to the next level. We have already begun to define our emission reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement”, Marc Croonen, Chief Human Resources, Sustainability & Communication.

Our associates are our best sustainability ambassadors.

 

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

In times of crisis and climate change, the most successful companies are those that match good financial results with a strong sustainability performance.

Jean Vandemoortele, chairman of the Board of Directors: “To gain our customers’ trust, we want to show them all our sustainability efforts and results. By combining our financial and non-financial reporting in one integrated report, we want to tell the outside world what we are achieving, and why we take certain decisions. We offer our stakeholders a clear, concise and integrated story that explains how value is created in our organisation.”

integrated report

Join our sustainability journey!
Find out more about our achievements and way forward on our 2021 Integrated Report

About Vandemoortele

Vandemoortele was founded in 1899 as a Belgian family business, and has continued to grow and develop ever since. Over the last two decades, we became a European food company with leading positions in two product categories: Bakery Products (BP) and Margarines, Culinary Oils & Fats (MCOF). We are known for supplying innovative and high-quality products.

In 2021 Vandemoortele realised a turnover of around EUR 1.3 billion with 4,800 (permanent and temporary) associates. The Vandemoortele Group headquarters are located in Ghent, Belgium. We have commercial offices in 12 European countries, as well as in the United States. We operate on more than 28 high-quality production sites all over Europe, in order to ensure proximity to all our key markets. We export from Europe to 95 countries worldwide.

News & Media Contact

Marc Croonen
marc.croonen@vandemoortele.com