Apetit’s corporate responsibility consists of concrete actions taken at different stages of the company’s value chain to ensure responsible and sustainable food production. Indeed, sustainable actions is one of the strategic choices in Apetit’s strategy.
Apetit’s key areas of corporate responsibility are the development of growing methods, the climate and environmental impact of operations, material and raw material efficiency, sustainable packaging solutions, the responsible production of plant-based products, the minimisation of food waste, and occupational safety. The implementation of Apetit’s ethical principles and equality both in its own and in its stakeholders’ operations is also a key area.
Apetit’s sustainability work is based on its values, mission and vision. The sustainability work is guided by Apetit’s Code of Conduct and operating policies, as well as its procurement principles, which are based on the UN Global Compact initiative. Apetit’s sustainability programme is part of the company’s strategy and sustainability is part of daily operations.
The material aspects of Apetit’s corporate responsibility are closely intertwined with the company’s value chain. The material themes have been analysed in an extensive project to determine the content of Apetit’s corporate responsibility and updated on the basis of a stakeholder survey in 2020.
Corporate responsibility is managed by the corporate management as part of its normal operations. The development of corporate responsibility work and the sustainability targets are guided by the Group Sustainability Manager. The targets of the corporate responsibility programme have been approved as part of the company’s business and sustainability work. In the business segments the sustainability work is managed by the segment directors as part of daily business. The Apetit Group’s corporate responsibility work is developed and followed by the corporate responsibility steering group. The personnel have the opportunity to influence corporate responsibility issues on a regular basis, for example, through internal collaboration meetings and daily operations.