Food manufacturers

Top 10 Sustainable Food Manufacturers

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting chaos in the supply chain, consumers want to know more about where their food comes from.

As the reality of the climate crisis sets in, consumers also want to know what environmental impact is caused by the products they buy.

Here are our top 10 sustainable food makers working from farm to factory to aisle seven of your local supermarket, to make sure dinner tonight doesn’t cost the earth.

Based in Bristol, UK

Founded in 1981

Known for its tofu, falafel and veggie sausages, Cauldron plans to be Net Positive by 2030. In the meantime, the company is investing in compensation initiatives in the UK, Brazil, Nicaragua and Nigeria.

“We have moved to 100% renewable electricity at all of our factory sites and currently 97% of all packaging is recyclable,” a Cauldron representative said.

Headquarters in Castelletto Stura, Italy

Founded in 1878

In a recent interview with Digital Manufacturingmarketing director of Venchi, Cecile Ostiexplained how the luxury chocolate brand was moving in a sustainable direction.

“Venchi’s investments, dedicated to reducing its environmental impact, have increased steadily over the years, focusing on the continuous improvement of production processes and the careful selection of materials and suppliers,” he said. she stated.

Headquarters in Burgstall, Italy

Founded in 1981

Sustainable and certified products play a huge role in Dr Schär’s food production.

“Since 2016, we have only used certified palm oil and offer a variety of palm oil-free solutions, such as blends of other vegetable oils. In addition, we are helping to make cocoa farming more sustainable and to improve working conditions in the industry,” said a representing.

Headquarters in North York, Canada

Founded in 2013

As certified B Corp, Riverside Natural Foods is a trusted sustainable food manufacturer. Producer of MadeGood’s popular granola and cookies, the company believes the food chain needs a complete business transformation if the company is to thrive in the 21st century. The company is committed to reducing its Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and reuses, recycles or composts 90% of its waste.

Headquarters in Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen

Founded in 1980

Sue Garfitt, Managing Director of Alpro, knows that modern diets are no longer sustainable for the planet

“We need to change our outlook on food production and consumption,” says Garfit. ”Our brand is on a mission to promote more flexitarian diets. We want to continue to offer more choice and that’s why innovation is at the heart of what we do at Alpro.”

Headquarters in Wayzata, Minnesota, USA

Founded in 1865

Food manufacturers are aware of consumer trends, such as the growing number of vegans and flexitarians avoiding meat due to the environmental impact of agriculture.

“Caring about the sustainability of the planet is not only the right thing to do for people and the environment, it’s also good for business,” said David MacLennan, President and CEO of Cargill.

Based in London, UK

Founded in 1998

Innocent’s new $250 million carbon-neutral factory was built with sustainable manufacturing in mind. Powered by solar panels and wind turbines, the ‘mixer’ facility in the Netherlands claims to be the ‘world’s most sustainable healthy drinks factory’ which will produce up to 300 million liters a year.

Innocent’s new $250 million carbon-neutral factory was built with sustainable manufacturing in mind. Powered by solar panels and wind turbines, the ‘mixer’ facility in the Netherlands claims to be the ‘world’s most sustainable healthy drinks factory’ which will produce up to 300 million liters a year.

Headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland

Founded in 1866

Nestlé has come a long way since the baby formula scandal and is really pushing for “Good Food, Good Life” for everyone – from factory to store shelves.

“Our organic growth has been strong, with large-scale market share gains, following disciplined execution, rapid innovation and increased digitalization,” said Mark SchneiderCEO of Nestlé, performance of Nestlé in 2021.

Headquarters in Paris, France

Founded in 1919

More than 50% of Danone’s global sales are covered by B Corp certification, demonstrating that the company has made significant progress in meeting the highest social and environmental criteria.

In the Nutricia Cuijk factory, specialized manufacturing processes are applied to allow Danone to produce foods for special medical purposes

“The installation of Nutricia Cuijk is an important investment in the realization of our One Planet. Vision One Health. We will produce food for vulnerable babies; and we are also doing everything we can to preserve a healthy and clean environment for future generations,” said Veronique Penchienati-BosettaDeputy Managing Director Danone Specialized Nutrition.

Based in London, UK

Founded in 1872

As one of the world’s largest food manufacturers, Unilever understands that it has a responsibility to influence the global food system in a way that is fair to all. The Future Foods initiative is designed to help consumers reduce their impact on the environment.

Future Foods will see Unilever commit to:

  • Halve food waste in direct operations from factory to shelf by 2025
  • Continue to reduce calories, salt and sugar in all products