Intersnack Group

Responsibility for the

Environment

Global environmental challenges are a threat to people and planet alike.

Hands holding freshly harvested potatoes

Many of these challenges are interlinked. Food waste, for example, accounts for 8% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions. This is of particular relevance to our sector. Globally, approximately one-third of the world’s produced food ends up as waste. In a world in which many people are hungry and malnourished, this is both an environmental and a human tragedy.

Core activities

Our environmental efforts are focused on minimizing waste in our production – especially packaging and food waste – and on reducing our CO2 footprint by reducing our energy consumption.

As a large part of our environmental footprint occurs in our supply chain, we partner with our suppliers to extend our activities and the positive impact we can have into our supply chain. By removing waste and losses every step along the way, we are able to further contribute to a circular economy.

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Key progress made so far

21%

CO₂ reduction

vs 2010

6%

reduction

in packaging material vs 2014

0%

food waste

in our production in 2020

17%

water reduction

in chips production vs 2014

Our

Packaging pledge

Our aim is in line with our circularity ambition: to eliminate all unnecessary packaging, while working towards full recyclability of our packaging materials.

We have developed a company-wide strategy to ensure we become more efficient in how we use packaging.

Employee transporting a pallet of packages

Reducing our CO₂ footprint

Based on the Paris Agreement global ambition, we have set ourselves the target to reduce our CO2 emissions by 30% by 2025 compared with 2010. We developed a CO2 roadmap, with a clear focus on those areas on which we can have the most significant impact. By 2020 we had achieved a reduction of 21%.

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Reducing food waste to zero

We are proud that we have been able to reduce food waste in our own factories to 0%. In 2020, all our edible residual materials were recovered, mostly as animal feed, composting and recycling.

Illustration of a famer with a box of potatoes in his hand

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Circular Economy

Contributing to a circular economy through better packaging

We are concerned about the rise in plastic waste in the world and share the concerns many of our consumers have about it. For this reason, we have developed a packaging strategy. Our aim is in line with our circularity ambition: to eliminate all unnecessary packaging, while working towards full recyclability of our packaging materials.

View of a hand, holding a sign with a recycling logo