Health and wellbeing of people and the planet
By 2030, Paulig aims to reach 70% of net sales from products and services that enable the health and wellbeing of people and the planet.
As part of the Paulig Group, Gold&Green supports the transition to healthy, planet-friendly diets. We are on a mission to provide people with healthy, planet-friendly food, without compromising on taste. The food we eat has a great impact on our wellbeing, but it also plays a key role in global challenges like the climate crisis and biodiversity loss. As designers and food scientists, we are tackling this challenge head on by developing sustainable solutions that leave empty plates and happy faces around the table. We’re also working to reduce the carbon footprint of our products even further, and to inspire more people to explore just how delicious and easy sustainable choices can be.
“It is extremely gratifying to use our skills for something that will make people happy and have a long-term impact on the planet.”Maija Itkonen, founder of Gold&Green Foods
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Reducing food waste brings major health benefits for our planet
Can you believe that every year, about one third of all food produced for humans is wasted? All the resources that go into producing, packing, transporting and cooling this food generate tons of greenhouse gas emissions. And all for nothing.
We want to promote the sustainable future of food and do our part to solve the food waste problem. We are actively working to reduce our own food waste by monitoring losses at different stages of the production process and setting targets to reduce them. We’re constantly developing our operations and looking for new innovative ways to reduce food loss and waste. Biowaste generated in our processing is delivered as a raw material for biofuel production.
We also strive to forecast production batches as accurately as possible. However, if not all products produced end up being sold, we donate them to charity or collaborate with partners that fight food waste (like WeFood and the ResQ app). Since a large share of food waste is created in households, we also want to inspire and help consumers to make sustainable choices and minimize their own food waste.
Paulig Group supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of reducing food waste by 50% by 2030, and wants to be active in solving this global issue. Paulig and the University of Helsinki will launch a unique baseline study to research food loss in Paulig’s raw material supply chain and find new ways to reduce food loss. With the research-based knowledge obtained through the project, we will be able to develop the most effective raw material-specific measures to reduce food waste.
Every year, the average European causes 680 kg CO2-eq by throwing away food. That’s about the same amount as caused by a round-trip flight between Helsinki-Berlin.
WE DON’T SKIMP ON FOOD SAFETY OR QUALITY
Product safety and quality is a fundamental part of our daily job and guides our processes – and the processes of our suppliers. Our production plant in Järvenpää has had a FSSC 22000 food safety system certificate since 2018, and our food safety management procedures are based on HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) principles. We’re continuously developing our processes and knowledge to improve the quality of the end product.