Paulig’s Annual Report 2020: Towards a sustainable future for food with a new sustainability approach


Paulig has published its Annual Report along with its Sustainability Report for 2020. The latest sustainability report is the first of its kind following Paulig’s announcement of new sustainability focus areas based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals last year.  

We at Gold&Green are happy to be part of our parent company’s ambitious sustainability journey! We are proudly committed to the Paulig sustainability approach and long-term ambitions, including the science-based climate targets. The work continues towards our common goal to become sustainable frontrunners in the industry.

Sustainability is an integral part of Paulig’s growth strategy, and the company’s goal is to become a sustainable frontrunner in the industry. There are three focus areas with related ambitions for the sustainability approach leading up to 2030: 

  1. 70% of Paulig’s net sales will come from products and services that enable health and well-being of people and the planet. 
  2. The company will reduce GHG emissions in its own operations by 80%, and in its value chain by 50% compared to the 2018 baseline. All the company’s packages will be recyclable and will be made from renewable or recycled materials. 
  3. 100% of raw materials from high-risk areas will come from sustainable sources verified by external parties. 

The strategic sustainability initiatives derived from the program for 2021-2023 are part of the company’s growth strategy. 

Highlights of the year 2020 for Gold&Green Foods:

  • We launched Deli OatBites, a new type of ready-to-use protein, to further diversify the selection of Gold&Green® products and help even more people choose plant-based meat alternatives.
  • We also made history by launching our hero product Pulled Oats® in the US through Sysco, the leading global food distributor company.
  • Our Gold&Green factory in Järvenpää switched to sourcing renewable wind electricity, which reduced greenhouse gas emissions from our own production by 96 %.
  • From the very beginning, our team has been very multicultural. In 2020 our 70 employees represented no less than 18 nationalities! This is incredibly valuable, as diversity and inclusion help us see things from various perspectives and it improves our company’s ability to create world-class innovations to change the world one meal at a time.

Read more from the new Paulig Annual Report and follow our journey towards the sustainable future of food from the new Gold&Green sustainability website: or Paulig Group website

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