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    We are looking to the future and planning to ensure that we will meet
    the increasing demand for our products in the most sustainable way.
    Read on to find out more about how Nordzucker is leading the way
    and tackling this challenge.
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    Nordzucker uses a wide network of growers and suppliers.
    To drive sustainable improvements throughout
    this supply chain, we work in partnership with
    our growers and suppliers to raise awareness of
    best practice.

    tonnes per hectare

    We strive to make the process of sugar
    extraction from beet increasingly efficient
    and sustainable. This involves using natural
    resources as efficiently as possible, as well
    as reducing energy consumption.

    reduction of carbon emissions

    Nordzucker is both a European and local company,
    based primarily in the rural countryside. We aim
    to give all our colleagues a rewarding, healthy
    working environment, where everyone has the
    opportunity to develop and realise potential.

    years of reliable partnership

    As a food producer, we see it as our responsibility
    to work together with our customers, suppliers and
    beet growers, so we can help to develop shared
    sustainability Standards and promote a wider
    awareness of them.

    young and adolescents every year are in Nordzucker’s health promoting sponsorships

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“Growing together”: Ensuring sustainability along the entire value chain

Sustainability is a top priority for Nordzucker. As a food producer, sustainable thinking and acting are a natural part of our daily business. Environmental and social considerations are major factors in our decision-making.

In doing so, we always have the development of our value chain in a sustainable way in mind. Our aim is to continually optimize it together with our suppliers, service providers, employees and customers. Traceability, quality and reliability as well as demanding social and ethical standards provide a guarantee for our customers that they have found the right partner in us. We want to grow with our stakeholders all along our value chain and to continually improve every aspect of our performance together. 

The upcoming changes to the sugar market regime and the internationalization of the markets present us and our partners with challenges and opportunities. Our sustainability approach will play a decisive role in helping us face them.

Reducing our energy consumption as well as our CO2 emissions have been important components of our sustainability strategy for a long time. We are increasingly working with supplier audits to document and improve our sustainability approach. The aim here is to ensure sustainability along the entire value chain. Together with our farmers in Europe, we are improving the efficiency and sustainability of beet cultivation and we are actively engaged in the development and application of the SAI framework (Sustainable Agricultural Initiative). Additionally, supplier audits are extremely important when it comes to sugar that we import from countries outside the EU, because in these countries the environmental and social standards are often at a different level compared to the EU.

Our social commitment can clearly be seen from the activities we have in place at our sites, from the responsible stance we take as an employer and from the responsibility with our partners in rural areas. We also take the discussion about the role of sugar in our diet very seriously and are working to provide accurate information on this topic.

Our primary objective is to be a proven sustainable and reliable partner for our customers and to satisfy the wide range of social requirements. You will find evidence of performance that demonstrates our dedication to sustainability on this website. We have placed an emphasis on making our challenges, strategies and objectives transparent and clearly documenting the continuous improvement in our company’s sustainability. We have used lots of data, figures and facts from along the value chain, accompanied by several featured stories, to present you with the broad range of our sustainability activities.

We kindly invite you to come and learn about the various aspects of our sustainability strategy at our microsite.

We wish you a lot of fun while discovering and reading,

Nordzucker AG

The Executive Board

Bringing our customers into the field


Prior to the annual conference of the SAI (Sustainable Agriculture Initiative) at the end of April in Aarhus, Nordzucker invited SAI members - especially Nordzucker customers – on an excursion to...

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Speak Up System: Open the dialog


Since March 2017, Nordzucker employees and external parties have been able to use our Speak Up system to report possible deviations from legal requirements or from Nordzucker regulations to the Ethics...

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Customer appreciation for sustainable sugar production


This year, Nordzucker has reached an important milestone on its journey to sustainable beet sugar production. In all our countries our sugar is now third party verified according to the Farm...

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