Palsgaard, a specialist in the manufacture of emulsifiers and stabilizers for the food industry, has just announced the completion of its first Corporate Social Responsibility Report (CSR). The detailed report identifies key areas and strict targets for the company to adhere to over the next years in all areas of its local and global responsibilities. It was designed not only to increase the overall compatibility of the company with the environment and the climate, but also to meet key targets showing Palsgaard’s commitment to further improve the company’s accountability to staff, customers and the overall well-being of the community.
Palsgaard has long been well known as a leader in the field of corporate responsibility, accountability and commitment, many years before the phrases were coined, and was founded on such values over 100 years ago. This has led to the company’s high standards in sustainable practices in the food sector today.
CO2 neutral by 2020
The comprehensive report, which has been verified by an independent third party (Deloitte), includes many key targets and strategies for the future; for example, to be CO2 neutral by 2020, to minimize quantities of wastewater, and reduce quantities of waste and volumes of packaging.
Palsgaard has also pledged to further improve the working environment, employees’ skills management, and to see the integration of CSR in all its subsidiaries. The report also identifies further ambitious targets to reduce rates of injury in production, reduction in waste and water emissions and raw material consumption. RSPO certified palm oil will also become standard. The report continues to confirm an increased activity in Palsgaard’s already very active participation in supporting the well-being of its employees and the local community, which it has become so well known for.
Commenting on the new report, Birger Brix, CEO of Palsgaard, commented: “This CSR report is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the effects of our values in 2010 and our key goals for the future. We see CSR as a journey rather than a destination. In this and future years’ CSR reports, I look forward to demonstrating how we work with corporate responsibility and sustainability, and to continually set exciting new goals in the process.”
With this first report, Palsgaard has declared a firm aim to act responsibly – not only at the local level but also globally, via effective measures to reduce its impact on the climate and the environment.
A full copy of the report is now available to download via Palsgaard’s website.