Fude + Serrahn
We operate sustainably
Dairy is at the core of our operations. Our company is a market leader producing high quality products for a wide range of consumers.
Through our ETI Base Code of Conduct, we ensure that ethical, social and environmental responsibility are integral parts of our business strategy.
Acting sustainably as a company means:
- using energy and resources sparingly and avoiding environmental impact.
- expanding the share of renewable energies as an energy source for our production processes
- facing our social responsibility to reduce CO2 emissions.
- to create healthy and enjoyable food with sustainable added value
- to meet our customers' needs through safe and high-quality products and services
- to secure the future of our dairy farms with a competitive payout price
- to create framework conditions that ensure success-oriented and motivated employees.
We are committed to continuously and systematically improving our operational environmental protection and energy management system - beyond compliance with laws and regulations. The economical use of energy and resources, the avoidance of environmental pollution and the increase of energy efficiency is an essential corporate goal. We define energy-relevant criteria for the procurement and design of products and services.
To ensure that the goal of increasing energy efficiency is achieved, all production sites are certified in accordance with the ISO 50001 standard for
energy management systems and are committed to the continuous improvement process.
To this end, we not only investing in energy-saving technologies but are also installing photovoltaic systems in all of our production sites.
One example of our contribution to the conservation of resources is our purchase of cocoa from Rainforest Alliance certified sources.
Creation of carbon footprint
As a dairy company, we are aware of our responsibility regarding our climate-relevant activities, such as the manufacturing processes of our products.
Therefore, in 2022 we have dealt with the calculation of the carbon footprint according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocols (GHG) for the financial year 2021 for the entire group of companies in order to be able to derive further targets and measures for CO2 reduction and thus make our contribution to the 1.5-degree target.
The insights gained will then also find their way into our sustainability report, which we will prepare in the future.
As a manufacturer of food and distributor of various packaging materials, we are very concerned about environmental awareness, sustainability, and resource efficiency, so we are in constant dialogue with our suppliers to optimise our packaging.
However, we also have to take into account that important features such as pest infestation and transport damage, ensuring freshness, shelf life and durability as well as consumer information and hygienic handling remain guaranteed.
For years, we have been working proactively with our suppliers to reduce the weights of our plastic packaging. This has already been achieved in many cases, while at the same time maintaining the above-mentioned functions.
We strive to increase recyclability, by relying, for example, on single-variety packaging that can be 100% recycled if disposed of correctly by the consumer.
Our secondary packaging consists of corrugated and solid cardboard. This is made of 100% renewable, recyclable, reusable and compostable raw material.
Product Safety & Quality
We work continuously to improve our products, processes, and services. In doing so, we ensure that the necessary resources, requirements and information regarding food safety, environmental protection, occupational health and safety and the rational use of energy are constantly available. In addition to observing all relevant laws and regulations and complying with contractual agreements, a high standard of hygiene and the guarantee of food safety are a self-evident obligation for us.
Central Quality Management helps enforce the company's quality policy uniformly in all business units and subsidiaries of the company group. The aim is to establish and monitor standardised processes in all company procedures. This applies to both the quality of the processes and the end product.