OUR SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK
Our mission is to find ways to feed a growing world population with healthy and safe food and to translate the sustainability issues facing the global food, feed, and automotive industries into opportunities for our customers. To do this, we identified five core topics in 2016 that are decisive for driving change: food and feed safety, energy and waste reduction, mobility, nutrition, and digitalization.
Food and feed safety
We are continuously improving our solutions for the production of safe foods. In 2017, 34% of our R&D projects focused on the topic, and we launched a digital food safety alert system.
In 2017 we exceeded our 2020 target of ensuring that 20% of our food-relevant R&D projects would focus on improving nutrition by 3%. This is just the beginning.
Energy and waste reduction
Our goal is to reduce energy and water consumption, CO2 emissions, and waste by 30% by 2020. In 2017, we introduced 50 new products and technologies that do just that.
Digital solutions will help us – and our customers – improve quality, reduce waste, energy, and downtime. We currently have over 50 digital services in development.
We contribute to making cars lighter with our die-casting systems, and electric vehicles more energy efficient with our new electrode slurry solution.
Aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Bühler is committed to making a meaningful impact for its customers, employees, partners, and the environment. To realize this on a global scale, it has aligned its sustainability strategy to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).