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Our strategy

Learn about how we commit ourselves to align our business practices with internationally recognized principles for responsible business practices.

Our sustainability strategy 2020

The world is at a turning point. We need smarter, healthier and more sustainable solutions, if we are to feed a growing population and provide affordable health care for an ageing population. With our sustainability strategy 2020, we commit to address these global challenges by enabling better farming, reducing food waste and improving health, with our core products. While using our products and force of innovation to address global challenges, we continue to ensure a strong social, environmental and responsible operational foundation. 

Chr. Hansen’s sustainability strategy is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which constitute a unique platform for joint action on a global scale.

Organizational anchoring

We have set long-term goals for some of our most material sustainability issues. The responsibility for driving performance is embedded within our core business functions. The Sustainability Board, Chaired by President & CEO, Mauricio Graber, is responsible for defining the strategic direction and ensuring progress, supported by a dedicated Sustainability function.

Our long-term goals for 2022

25 mio

Chr. Hansen’s natural solutions, applied across 25 mill. hectares of farmland by 2025

6 new products

Launch 6 new products with a documented health effect by 2022

1.2 m

Reduce global yogurt waste by 2% corresponding to 1.2 tons by 2022 (2014 baseline)

25 %

25% CO2E efficiency improvement from base year 2013/14

20 %

20% water efficiency improvement from base year 2013/14

20 %

20% energy efficiency improvement from base year 2013/14

1.8

Lost time frequency per million working hours at 1.8 by 2022

80 %

80% of management team meeting diversity criteria


Responsible sourcing

Sustainability assessments of high risk suppliers

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