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We're committed to the environment and to help fight global warming.

In everything we do, we aim to reduce our ecological footprint:

  • We commit to only use recyclable packaging for all of our brands by 2025.
  • We already produce in a CO2-neutral way in our 12 factories.
  • We involve our employees in our drive to cut emissions.

 

Find the policies & reports relating to our Environment pillar here.

Contribution to the SDGs

Within our Environment pillar, we focus on 5 Sustainable Development Goals issues by the United Nations:

 

Environment SDGs

 

Status 2020

Environment key figures

Parameters

Priorities
Unit
2020
2019
2018
% of packaging of all Lotus Bakeries brands that is recyclable1 % 96.8 93.9 91.12
% of our owned sites that have earned the CO2-neutral label ø % 100 100 100
Waste
Unit
2020
2019
2018
Kg waste per tonne produced4 ø Kg/tonne 543 45 47
Energy consumption
Unit
2020
2019
2018
Energy consumption per tonne kWh/tonne 944 923 933
CO2 equivalent emissions
Unit
2020
2019
2018
Output of scope 1 & 2 CO2 equivalent emissions per tonne produced on our owned sites, excluding own transport ø kgCO2e/tonne 129 126 128
Output of scope 1 & 2 CO2 equivalent emissions per tonne produced on our owned sites ø kgCO2e/tonne 135 133 135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The recyclability rate is the average technical recyclability of packaging from all Lotus Bakeries brands at the end of 2020. This includes consumer packaging, distribution packaging and transport packaging. The technical recyclability rate is calculated per packaging component based on state-of-the-art design guidelines for recyclability (Ceflex, Recyclass). Average technical recyclability is a weight average, based on the packaging weight of each packaging component. The recyclability % for 2018 is determined for the Biscoff® brand. 3 In 2020, the amount of waste per tonne produced was negatively impacted by the start-up of the new factory in the United States. The waste rates will be further reduced. This concerns residue, production waste, fat, paper, cardboard in our owned sites.