Environment iconWe'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 sustainability policies 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

 

2021 Status

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PARAMETERS

Priorities
Unit
2021
2020
2019

% of packaging of all Lotus Bakeries brands that is recyclable1

%

97.1

96.8

93.9

% of our owned sites that have earned the CO2-neutral label 

%

100

100

100

Packaging
Unit
2021
2020
2019

Reduction of plastic

tonnes/year

21.6

18.5

-

Use of recycled cardboard

%

75

77

-

Use of cardboard with the 'sustainable managed forest' guarantee

%

76

77

-

CO2 equivalent emissions
Unit
2021
2020
2019

Output of scope 1 & 2 CO2 equivalent emissions per tonne produced on our owned sites

kgCO2e/tonne

163

1452

133

Output of scope 1 & 2 CO2 equivalent emissions per tonne produced on our owned sites, excluding own transport  

kgCO2e/tonne

156

1392

126

Energy Consumption
Unit
2021
2020
2019

Energy consumption per tonne

kWh/tonne

1064

10712

923

Waste
Unit
2021
2020
2019

Kg of waste per tonne generated3

Kg/tonne

634

54

45

1 The recyclability rate is the average technical recyclability of the packaging of all Lotus Bakeries brands by the end of 2021. It takes into account consumer packaging, distribution packaging and transport packaging. The technical recyclability rate is determined per packaging component on the basis of state-of-the-art design guidelines for recyclability (Ceflex, Recyclass). The average technical recyclability is a weight average, based on the packaging weight of each packaging component. packaging component.
2 Following an analysis within the CSR project, the calculation of the external consultant was refined. The additional CO2e emissions were compensated with additional certificates so that 100% CO2 neutrality was maintained.
3This concerns residual waste, production waste, grease, paper, cardboard at our proprietary premises.
4The figure is negatively impacted by significant capacity expansions and associated normal start-up inefficiencies