Our approach to sustainability
Our mission Exploring Great Taste means more to us than just the taste experience in itself. It is also about taking responsibility for people and the environment and about the way we work. Everything we do should leave a good taste in the mouth.
Commitment to high quality, a long-term view and a sense of responsibility have been Paulig Group’s core values since 1876 when Gustav Paulig founded the company. The Group’s responsibility extends far beyond its own operations. Our business is strongly tied to raw materials that come from all over the world. This has a direct bearing on the Group’s ability to succeed for the next 140 years. To enable this we need to take care of sustainability – i.e. people, profit and planet throughout the value chain.
Our mission, values and ethical principles steer us in business
Building a successful business means responsible choices, decisions and actions every day. We always comply with the existing legislation, regulations and norms of our operating countries. We act fairly and ethically and take responsibility for our actions. We respect the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Listening to and collaborating with stakeholders
We want to contribute positively to the societies we operate in, and we have done so throughout our company’s history. We appreciate networks and collaboration, since together we can find answers to sustainability challenges more successfully than alone.
Relationships with the various stakeholders around us, and understanding their views and expectations, form the basis of Paulig Group’s sustainability work. We believe that, by collaborating with our stakeholders and engaging them in dialogue, we can find solutions benefiting people and societies on a wider scale as well as improving the future prospects of our business.
Based on our daily cooperation, we find consumers, customers, employees, suppliers and owners to be the central stakeholders for us. Other important groups we keep in touch with are the local communities we operate in, regulatory bodies, decision makers and opinion formers. Social media is an important dialogue platform for us, especially with consumers, customers and NGOs. We also get information and feedback from various surveys and studies concerning, for example, consumer views on our sustainability, customer satisfaction and employee engagement.