Sustainable Management as Corporate Responsibility
A sustainable managed, fertile earth is the basis of life which we have to preserve for the next generations. For WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients, sustainable management means to coordinate and harmonize economical and ecological targets worthwhile.
This principle of eco-efficiency – improved added value through less employment of resources – is a traditional part of our corporate policy. We are convinced that the economic success is inseparably linked to the environmental protection. It is in our very own interest to preserve an intact environment, since we mainly process material from natural resources.
The respectful, environmentally friendly treatment of primary energy, the valorization of closed energy cycles, and a most efficient process design help us to compensate increasing energy prices and hence preserve and in the long term improve the competitiveness of our company.
The protection of resources is playing a more and more important role when qualitatively evaluating our food. Consumers increasingly demand sustainably manufactured products of the industry. In this respect, the documentation of a company’s or a product’s environmental footprint is becoming a major purchase criteria.
Boosting Innovative Strength
It is our target that in the future, WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients as a “sustainable company”, and supported by respective investments and employees’ qualification, will show an exemplary environmental footprint that will also have positive impacts on the environmental performance of our customers and their products. We want to achieve this by boosting the company’s innovative strength and cut costs by reduced employment of resources and optimized processes.
The environmental policy established by WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients defines that the company will reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide by at least 20% until 2020 compared to the reference year 2000, and will increase the percentage of renewable energies to 20%. Consistent environmental production at WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients is favorable to the performance, creates competitive advantages and secures the company’s success in the long term.
Optimizing Processes, Increasing Efficiency
As regards to all purchasing, production and marketing activities, it is our target to avoid waste, emissions, and waste water or to recycle them and dispose the remains environmentally friendly wherever avoidance is not possible.
The protection of resources already begins at WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients with the open dialogue with the supplier about suitable raw materials. It includes the conception and development of approved products as well as the use of environmentally friendly processing procedures. The continuous controlling of all processes leads to permanent improvement.
The WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients management board reviews on a regular base the efficiency of the measures regarding the achievement of quality and environmental goals. In addition, internal and external audits serve as evidence to all interested circles that WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients indeed fulfills the principles formulated in its quality and environmental policy.
Building on the Success of the Past
WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients has always been a pioneer. As one of the first companies, WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients has been certified according to the strict ISO 9001 quality standards in 1992. In 1996, WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients was again among the pioneers whose integrated management system has been awarded the ISO 14001 and EMAS.
Within the last ten years, WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients has made many measurable achievements thanks to sustainable management and employee trainings:
- Increased use of renewable energies for in-house steam boiler
- Reduction of the specific use of energy per ton of product
- Treatment of waste water to obtain bio gas respectively energy
- Reduction of emissions of carbon dioxide by combined goods transport
- Saving of package materials
- Reduced amounts of waste
- Economical vehicles in the company’s car pool with highest emission standards
- Optimized internal logistics
Considering all Fields of Actions
The master plan for both Germany-based production sites in Berlin and Heidelberg is holistically designed and it documents which measures we have taken along the entire supply chain and which will be examined in the future. The data of the year 2000 are the basis of all improvements. The other WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients plants will be integrated into the planning step by step.
The WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients master plan 2020 includes:
- Decrease of the use of energy and the direct environmental effects such as
- Emissions, waste water and waste
- Optimization of the material and energy flows in the entire business by increasing
- The percentage of renewable energies
- Improvement of the material and energy flows in the production
- Recording and optimization of the material interactions within the product life cycles (life cycle assessment), and the promotion of circular flow economy
- Examination of all supply chain processes
- Employee qualification and training
- Taking part in regional energy efficiency networks.
The examination results will be summarized in an environmental report of the respective location. Potential investments in machines respectively technologies, buildings and infrastructure as well as external networks will be prioritized according to their cost setting. The achievable direct or indirect savings will serve as decision criteria.