We see it as our responsibility to ensure that our products do not contribute to plastic pollution. At Vandemoortele we commit that by the end of 2025 all our plastic packaging will be recyclable, re-usable or compostable.

Our approach is rolled out on three levels, a global commitment, a corporate sustainable packaging strategy and a new plastic packaging sourcing charter.

Our commitment to the 'New Plastics Economy' objectives

We have endorsed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment from The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the leading organisation on circular economy. This commitment builds further upon the new packaging strategy of Vandemoortele  by focusing on 4 key action areas:

  1. Reducing waste during production and in offices
  2. Minimizing packaging material
  3. Working towards 100% recycled, reusable or compostable packaging 
  4. Raising awareness of consumers and customers

In addition, we commit to include 25% recycled PET in our branded bottles. Our commitments and actions are supported by this plastic packaging sourcing charter.

 

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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