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#Sustainability - 30. April 2020

Sustainable yogurt pot wins Emmi Sustainability Award 2019

Emmi has been holding an annual Sustainability Competition since 2012. It is launched at the beginning of the year with a motto. Employees can then voluntarily develop projects in line with this motto.

If such a project is implemented successfully, it is eligible for the Emmi Sustainability Award at the end of the year. A jury comprising internal and external experts – headed by WWF Switzerland for the last two years – evaluates the projects submitted. The award ceremony is held in spring – this year, due to the current situation, only virtually.

Creating lasting experiences

Companies are often managed using quantitative targets – sales, profit and profitability. These are important for Emmi as well. But, for us, quality is of equal if not even greater importance. By this we mean not just quality of our products, but also the quality of relationships within the workforce, with customers, with suppliers and consumers.

This quality is difficult to measure. But it can be identified at special moments. We as a company want to make a targeted effort to create such moments. And that includes the area of sustainability. This is why we asked our employees all over the world: “What is your sustainable Emmi moment?"

Win over the jury and colleagues

21 high-quality sustainability projects were received. These were evaluated by the jury, but also by employees.

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Winning project: Sustainable yogurt pot

A packaging project received the most points from the jury. The innovative new pot generates 60 % less CO2 than a traditional pot.

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2nd Place: Cooling project with potential multiplier effect

An energy-saving project implemented in Suhr also got high marks, one that has major potential multiplier effect throughout the company.

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3rd Place: “Nothing on top” could set a new precedent

The decision by Molkerei Biedermann to dispense with plastic resealable lids, which are still ubiquitous today, could also set a new trend for the future.

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Employees' Choice: Focus on organic waste

The idea employees liked the most was a wastewater project by Lácteos de Navarra, which is also compelling from an economic perspective.

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Ambassador Award: Awareness campaign

For the first time, a prize was also awarded for the best awareness campaign. By planting trees at all Emmi locations in Switzerland, a team from Dagmersellen wants to show that everyone can make a contribution - however small - to climate protection. And have lots of fun in the process.

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