Paulig Sustainability Approach 2030 is based on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and comprises three focus areas and ambitions: 

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1. Products and services which enable the health and well-being of people and the planet

Our ambition is that, by 2030, 70% of our products and services enable health and wellbeing of people and the planet. Our product portfolio is almost 100% plant-based today, and we will continue to develop our products in a healthier direction as well as innovate new products which are good for both people and the planet. We also aim to systematically reduce the climate impact of our products as well as inspire consumers to opt for sustainable choices through our consumer brands.

2. Climate and nature actions

Paulig is among the frontrunner companies in the food & beverage industry, and we have science-based climate targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. We have committed to limit the global temperature rise to a maximum of 1.5°C in our operations and value chain. Our ambition is that by 2030, we will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from our own operations by 80% and our value chain by 50%.

Next we will set science-based targets for nature actions and also update our climate targets based on the new SBTi Forest, Land and Agriculture (FLAG) guidance

Along with our climate and nature ambitions, we have committed to work towards circularity and have set a target that all our packaging will be recyclable and made from renewable or recycled materials by 2030.

In addition, we are committed to the global challenge of reducing food loss by 50% by 2030.

3. Fair and inclusive way of working

Our aim is to be a fair and inclusive partner and employer throughout our value chain. All our coffee is already 100% from verified sustainable sources and we aim to extend this work to cover also other raw materials. The goal is that all of our raw materials from high-risk areas come from sustainable sources verified by external parties by 2030. This will require more systematic due diligence process and a holistic way of working with our suppliers and other partners (e.g. civil societies) throughout our value chain. Furthermore, we commit to strive for transparency and living income in our key value chains. 

We continue to develop our values-driven company culture to ensure that all our employees perceive Paulig as a fair and inclusive company. We want to excel in own personnel inclusion and have published our own Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (DEI) policy to strengthen our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.