Sustainability Policy

Döhler is a global producer, marketer and provider of natural ingredients, ingredients systems and integrated solutions for the food and beverage industry. This is the purpose of our business. Fulfilling this purpose day by day, we work together with many different people from all over the world, use thousands of different raw materials, water, energy and many other resources.

As a family-owned company founded in 1838, we are committed to acting long-term and with responsibility in mind. Our focus and our actions respect the principles of sustainability. We understand sustainability to be an opportunity to balance economical, ecological and social issues, in order to achieve and guarantee long-term and lasting success. In pursuing these principles effectively and engaging our customers and partners to do the same, we focus on three pillars:

  1. People
  2. Performance
  3. Planet

 

Obligations to our stakeholders

At Döhler we are committed to taking a process approach to achieving sustainability for our stakeholders based on the three pillars:

  • People: Having satisfied employees - Treating all employees equally - Protecting human rights - Accepting and fostering the diversity of people - Supporting the UNICEF initiative to protect children all over the world.
  • Performance: Improving customer satisfaction - Achieving sustainable growth - Keeping the company economically healthy - Increasing profits sustainably - Performing consistent and creative R&D work to satisfy customer needs - Fair trading between our suppliers and us.
  • Planet: Using less energy & water - Increasing the percentage of renewable energies - Reducing the percentage of fossil fuels - Producing less CO2 - Increasing yield and producing less waste - Increasing the recycling rate - Reducing the environmental impact of transport.

 

An integrated sustainability, Environment and Health & Safety system

To achieve sustainability, we have an integrated system important in all parts of our business. At each of our locations, our policy is to operate the sustainability & EHS system based on the three pillars people, performance, planet.

Concerning EH&S we see and accept our company responsibility. We will not compromise on EH&S values and we will not risk any harm to the environment, to our colleagues and to our business partners. We strongly support actions for environmental protection and accident free working conditions.

We commit ourselves to full compliance with all applicable legal environmental, health and safety requirements and all internal requirements.

Measurement and improvement

We always strive to continuously improve sustainability & EHS. We do this by setting yearly ambitious goals and programmes, recording, monitoring and evaluating performance, and establishing scope for improvement. We support our employees at all levels in continuous improvement for the benefit of all our stakeholders.