16 Feb 21

An overview of our achievements in Sustainability over the past 5 years

At Vandemoortele we think that sustainability is a journey during which we have to take care about the products we deliver, all the people involved in our processes and our Planet.

Our commitment for the future is defined by four areas and in each of them we have achieved great success during the past 5 years.

Sustainability four pillars

Responsible sourcing: 

  • Our own brands now use 100% certified sustainable palm oil and soy
  • We use 100% barn eggs in our product and even 100% free range eggs in our sauces

Eco-Efficient production:

  • In 2020 we have reached 100% renewable electricity
  • We believe in circular packaging and we joined the new plastics economy global commitment
  • 99% of all paper and cardboard packaging materials are recycled or certified sustainable

Commitment to people:

  • We scored more than 1000 days without several accident at work during 2020
  • We have launched a learning management system with a clear focus on the development of our associates

Products you can trust:

  • We improved food safety by reducing foreign body complaints by 20%
  • We developed 4 position papers on sugar, saturated fats, trans fat and clean label


But this is not the end. Sustainability is an ongoing process, and we will keep working together to improve even more.

Soon we will share with you our new sustainability strategy 2025, so stay tuned!


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 Plant-Based Food Solutions. We are known for supplying innovative and high-quality products. 

In 2022, Vandemoortele realised a turnover of around EUR 1.7 billion with 4,600 associates (permanent and temporary). The Vandemoortele Group headquarters are located in Ghent, Belgium. We have commercial offices in 12 European countries, as well as in the United States and Asia. We operate in 29 high-quality production sites all over Europe, in order to ensure proximity to all our key markets. We export from Europe to approximately 70 countries worldwide.

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