Our sustainability goals

Our sustainability strategy is not a one-off exercise. It is a long-term, goal-oriented project that is an integral part of the company. The defined goals with fixed reference years and a common time horizon by 2020 show the path that we as a company are following consistently and systematically. Our constant commitment has already produced several successes. To understand our commitment to sustainability better, it is worth looking at the following overview of the target areas including their goals.  

Our sourcing of raw materials is based on labels that include ecological and socio-economic requirements. By sourcing certified raw materials, we guarantee transparency and traceability along our supply chains.

• All suppliers and producers in risk countries based on the BSCI list of countries are formally integrated in the social compliance process. 
• Development of a UTZ standard for hazelnut producers and introduction of UTZ-certified hazelnuts from Turkey to the Migros product range.
• 90% of our coffee is UTZ-certified (segregated). Traceability is also ensured.  
• For coffee sourcing, we seek to establish long-term partnerships with direct contact to the relevant producer organisations.

We are committed to using means of transportation efficiently, and we take environment-friendly transportation into consideration. 

• Goods transportation by ship and rail
• Reduce transportation by air to a minimum. Use only where there are no other options.

We are committed to using energy efficiently. We aim to continue reducing our specific energy consumption. Our careful use of fossil fuels is our company's contribution to climate protection.

• Increase in energy efficiency by 7% compared to 2012.
• Reduction of heat consumption in kWh/t per product by 7.5% compared to 2010.
• Reduction of greenhouse emissions caused by refrigerants to 27.2 tons of CO2 eq. per year.

We want to avoid waste. Unavoidable waste quantities are re-entered into the material cycle wherever possible.

• Recycling of 80% of the waste caused by production. 
• Reduction of the produced waste quantity by 5% per ton compared to 2011.
• Reduction of food waste and therefore of avoidable food waste by 15% per ton of produced food compared to 2013.
• Recycling of all organic material.

We are developing environment-friendly packaging solutions for our customers. The production and waste disposal of all packaging should affect the environment as little as possible; all packaging should be recyclable. 

• Reduction of the absolute quantity of packaging materials by 10% per ton produced compared to 2013.
• Increase of the percentage of recycled material in packaging by 10% per ton of packaging produced compared to 2013.
• Increase of the share of renewable raw materials in packaging by 10% per ton of packaging produced compared to 2013.

The entire Delica staff enjoys attractive employment and work conditions thanks to Migros' collective labour agreement and the progressive healthcare management. Employees at all levels enjoy flexible working hour models that are optimally adapted to their life situation. In addition, we offer a medical and healthcare service as well as progressive corporate healthcare management (BGM).

• At least 60% of leading positions becoming vacant are filled with junior staff from within the company.

Time horizon

Once the target horizon of 2020 is reached, new targets will be specified every five years. Visions 2040 specifies long-term goals, the implementation whereof is maybe still unimaginable or subject to appropriate technological developments.

Our Visions 2040: 100% sustainable raw materials – 100% renewable energy – 100% recycling.

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