We combine our financial results and our sustainability results into a single integrated annual report. In this way, we offer our stakeholders a clear, concise, and coherent story. Sustainability is embedded at the heart of our business, so the choice for an integrated report seems logical.
Despite all kinds of political and economic struggles, sustainability remained a hot topic in 2022. Chief Human Resources, Sustainability and Communication, Marc Croonen: “We stayed on track for all our Balanced Nutrition targets. Throughout the year, we reduced our water consumption and further lowered the number of food safety complaints. We also made good progress in terms of gender diversity & inclusion”.
“Year after year, we manage to achieve most of our targets. Nevertheless, we also face some challenges. After the COVID-19 years, our production volumes rapidly increased again, and we had to reinforce our teams with new and less experienced associates. As a result, our progress in terms of work safety stalled. We are taking measures to remedy this. We are also searching for new ways to further reduce our food losses. Our biggest challenge and target will be achieving net zero CO2-emissions by 2050, in line with the Science Based Target initiative”.
We communicate transparently about both our positive and our negative impacts. We see that sustainability is now well embedded in our processes, procedures and our culture.
GET TO KNOW US
Throughout the year, the hard work and resilience of our associates played a crucial role in all our achievements. We no longer need to exert ourselves to get our managers and associates on board: they are now the ones who demand progress. This year, therefore, we invite you to get to know some of the faces of Vandemoortele from different departments working hard together to realise our goals and implement actions.
In 2023, the Vandemoortele Group aims to keep growing and to strengthen its sustainable corporate culture. Jean Vandemoortele, chairman of the Board of Directors: “In the coming months, we will keep investing in additional capacity to support our expansion. We are also focusing on sustainable energy, digital process optimisation and a better customer experience. We will continue to work on all our sustainability commitments and put more effort into achieving the more challenging targets. To stay aligned with the changing expectations of society and with the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), we will set out our new sustainability strategy for 2030, in close collaboration with our internal and external stakeholders”.
Join our journey to shape a tasty future sustainably! Read our Annual Integrated report 2022