AMBITIONS

In recognition of the pressing challenges presented by climate change to both our environment and human well-being, Lotus Bakeries is committed to taking action.

Our Group is determined to join the battle against global warming and minimise our impact on the environment in all aspects of our operations. The main focus areas where we aim to achieve zero ecological impact are:

ambitions

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

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Commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050

In 2023, Lotus Bakeries committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and its reduction target standards to reach net-zero by 2050.

Upon joining the SBTi, we meticulously established our 2023 baseline, employing the Greenhouse Gas Protocol as our guiding methodology, in collaboration with CO2 logic - South Pole Group. This comprehensive approach involved a thorough assessment of our emissions across Scope 1, 2, and 3 categories.
 

Lotus Bakeries - Net Zeroscope emissions


 

Our total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3) reached 557,275 tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 2023.

CO2 Emissions per scope & carbon footprint reduction

 

100% RECYCLABLE PACKAGING BY END 2025

 

By the end of 2025, Lotus Bakeries aims to market only 100% technically recyclable packaging for all our brands. The ideal packaging also contains as little packaging material as possible, while optimising the use of recycled materials. This must be achieved without compromising the quality, taste and freshness of our product.

Lotus Bakeries' vision on packaging

REDUCE WHAT WE USE

Reduce what we use

A total of 555 tonnes of packaging was saved in 2023. In this strategy we focus on the reduction of plastic, cardboard and glass.


 

DESIGN FOR TOMORROW

design for tomorrow

We achieved a score of 98% technical recyclability by the end of 2023. We constantly explore sustainable and innovative packaging materials to increase the recyclability.


 

AIM FOR CIRCULARITY

aim for circularity

We contribute to a circular economy. In the process, we always seek to ensure that products are sorted and recycled to subsequently use the recycled material.


Minimizing deforestation and improving livelihoods

Lotus Bakeries is committed to minimising deforestation and improving livelihoods through the sustainable sourcing of its raw materials and crops sustainably.

This commitment supports communities and improves the social welfare of workers in the value chain, and also plays a vital role in addressing global warming. To maintain this commitment, we will continue to engage with our suppliers. 

minimizing deforestation and improving livelihoods

Palm oil and cocoa are particularly significant for decarbonisation, and we already have partnerships through RSPO Palm Oil and the Rainforest Alliance certificate for our Biscoff® chocolate bars. We plan to build on these partnerships and increase our efforts further.

Our Partnerships & Industry Memberships

 


Parameters

Parameters carbon footprint - sustainable packaging - sustainable sourcing

 

Our latest initiatives for our environment are covered in our Annual Report 2023 and our ESG-Compilation.