Vreugdenhil operates from the heart of society and aims to add value throughout the entire chain on aneconomic, social and ecological level.
What is your Dairy Dream? The two of us were asked this question during the recording of the video made for this sustainability report. Curious about our Dairy Dreams? Then make sure you watch the video:
We take responsibility with our ambitious sustainability policy: People, Planet and Profit are inextricably linked to our company and our sustainability ambition. Not just because we have to, but especially because we have the intrinsic conviction that we want to. As a family business, Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods is sustainable from the ground up.
Sustainability was taken seriously by Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods from the very beginning of its introduction 10 years ago. We went for certification: if you're going to do it, do it right. We started with the CSR performance ladder, became a member of the global Sustainable Agricultural Initiative (SAI) platform and thus embraced the so-called Dairy Sustainability Framework (DSF). This ensures that Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods is prepared for the future step by step, and allows us to be transparent about the entire chain and share this with our customers. The fact that we, as a company, are on the right track is also demonstrated by our EcoVadis score, in which we received a silver award. Something we are proud of.
Now, 10 years later, sustainability is part of Vreugdenhil and embedded in the entire chain. Over the past year, the first steps have been taken towards the new sustainability strategy. To this end, we approached 250 stakeholders and asked them which sustainability themes were important to them. Next year we will share the outcome of this materiality analysis, together with our revised 2022-2026 strategy. The ambition has since been reformulated: By 2050 we want to be CO₂-neutral throughout the chain, from grass to glass.
Finally, we offer a little peek into our Dairy Dream, which is linked to sustainability throughout the chain. Because only by working together, each with their own expertise, will you achieve optimal results. We want to thank all parties involved in our chain, from dairy farmers and suppliers to customers, for the faith they have had in us. We would also like to thank our employees for their hard work and flexibility. In the past year in particular, our employees have enabled us to continue to perform as a company in bringing the best of milk to the world. We hope you enjoy reading this annual report featuring stories, figures and pictures.
Jan Vreugdenhil, Chairman
Albert de Groot, CEO
Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods, together with all partners in the chain, took valuable steps in the field of sustainability in 2020. The situation around COVID-19 posed challenges and we have paid close attention to the safety and health of our employees. More than 90% of dairy farmers took part in Vreugdenhil's sustainability programme, the CO₂ emissions of milk transport were further reduced, and the roofs of our production sites in Barneveld and Scharsterbrug were fitted with solar panels last year. You can read this and more about our sustainability performance on this website.
Dutch average 83.7%
billion kilograms of milk.
were processed by Vreugdenhil
of dairy farmers participating in sustainability programme
are the palm oil and soy lecithin we use in our milk powders
CO2 emissions from milk transport
Target 2022: -20%
In 2019 it was 5.6% Target 2021: sickness absence is 1% below the average CBS figure for the industry
the ISO safety standard according to which we intend to certify all sites
This is 3.9% more staff than in 2019
countries are supplied with our tasty and nutritious milk powders
exports outside Europe to countries around the equator
Ethiopians will have clean drinking water from the drinking well in Ethiopia for at least 20 years
- Vreugdenhil Annual Report Glossary 2020
- Vreugdenhil GRI Table 2020
- Vreugdenhil Results Goals and Value Creation 2020
- Vreugdenhil Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality Analysis 2020
- Vreugdenhil Sustainability Management 2020
- Vreugdenhil MVO Report 2020 EN
- Vreugdenhil Glossery 2019.pdf
- Vreugdenhil GRI 2019.pdf
- Vreugdenhil leaflet ENG 2019Online.pdf
- Vreugdenhil MVO Matrix ENG 2019V1.pdf
- Vreugdenhil Results 2019.pdf
- Vreugdenhil Stakeholder 2019.pdf
- Vreugdenhil Sustainability 2019.pdf
- Summary annual report 2018.pdf
- Glossary annual report 2018.pdf
- Results Objectives and value creation 2018.pdf
- Sustainability management 2018.pdf
- GRI table annual report 2018.pdf
- Stakeholder engagement and materiality analysis 2018.pdf