27 May 2021
Company on target with sustainability
LAMB Weston / Meijer has defined three key sustainability challenges for 2030: Balanced Diet, Zero Waste and Climate Action.
These are disclosed in its sustainability report 2019-2020, which reveals that most of the 2020 goals are reached.
Compared to the reference year 2008, 90% of its frozen products are pre-fried in healthier vegetable oil, low in saturated fat and Lamb Weston / Meijer reused, recycled, or recovered 99.9% of its processing by-products and waste streams. In its six European factories, the direct CO2 emissions generated per kg of product are reduced by 42%, whereas its product carbon footprint - from field to freezer- was reduced by 22%.
Marc Schroeder, CEO Lamb Weston / Meijer: “We consider it our responsibility to have an active and leading role in creating a better future. We want to ensure that growing and processing potatoes remains possible for many generations to come. The humble and nutritious potato is key to everything we do, and we are always seeing possibilities in potatoes.”
Its 2030 aims are to support consumers in their transition to a balanced diet, to contribute to a fully circular food and agriculture business, and reduce its impact on the planet.