Paulig published its Annual Report March 31st 2023 along with its Sustainability Report for 2022. The report describes in detail our progress towards Paulig’s Sustainability Approach 2030.

Highlights of the year 2022:

  • We have reduced the greenhouse gas emissions from our own operations by 18.5% from the 2018 baseline. Our ambition is to reduce the GHG emissions from our own operations by 80% and from our value chain by 50% by 2030.
  • Our short-term goal is to make all our factories carbon neutral by the end of 2023. By early 2023, seven of our eleven factories have received the CarbonNeutral® building certification.
  • We launched climate projects in the coffee origins to encourage the implementation of climate-smart farming practices. These projects are a joint effort between Paulig, its partners and coffee farmers.
  • We implemented the Paulig Nutrition KPI Framework into product development and innovation processes to guide product development. The framework defines what we mean by a product enabling health for people. At the end of 2022, 46% of our sales were from products enabling health for people. 
  • We created an educational material package for elementary schools in Finland to increase knowledge about food waste.
  • We extended the scope of our sustainable sourcing of spices initiative. At the end of 2022, 51% of the sourcing volume for the top six spices was externally verified to be sustainable. The six spices in focus are: black pepper, onion, Indian chillies, turmeric, cumin and oregano.
Paulig Annual Report 2022 cover

Coming next:

  • We are updating the Paulig Sustainability Approach 2030 to make sure it reflects the sustainability risks and opportunities relevant for our business as well as meets the expectations of our different stakeholders.
  • Our aim is that all our factories, in six countries, achieve the CarbonNeutral® building certification by the end of 2023.
  • We expand the work with our suppliers and partners to adopt climate-smart farming practices in our coffee and wheat value chains. Furthermore, we are working to reduce emissions related to logistics by 25% by 2025.
  • We have set up a new strategic initiative to take us towards the ambition of halving food loss in our value chain by 2030. The work has been started in early 2023 with the focus on own operations and warehouses.
  • To continue our course towards the ambition of 70% of net sales in 2030 coming from products which enable the health and wellbeing of people and the planet, we are starting to develop a framework to evaluate and identify focus areas enabling health for the planet.
  • We continue to develop the external verification of sustainability in our spice value chains, with the aim of having the top six spices fully verified by 2025. Simultaneously, we continue extending the scope of external verifications to other spices and herbs. We continue developing our company-wide human rights management model and due diligence process to ensure respect for human rights in our operations and value chain and meeting the increasing human rights and environmental due diligence requirements.

Paulig's Sustainability Reports:

Scope 3 GHG Inventory

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Paulig's Annual Report 2022
Paulig Sustainability Approach SE
Paulig's Sustainability Approach 2030