In April 2014, representatives from Coca-Cola attended an agricultural event arranged by Nordzucker on sustainability in the field. The event gave Coca-Cola a chance to see beet farming in action and find out about sustainability practices in beet cultivation. The group also visited the Institute of Sugar Beet Research (IfZ) testing grounds near Göttingen/Germany, to learn more about ongoing sustainability projects.
At the beginning of 2015, Nordzucker was awarded the Unilever Sustainability Diploma in recognition of its high sustainability standards at two of our factories. The factories had followed the Unilever Sustainability Code, which is considered to be a top industry standard. This is a further step in the development of our sustainability strategy.
Leslie Leinders, Sustainable Sourcing Manager, Unilever
In 2014, Nordzucker was named the best supplier in the world for sustainability by Coca-Cola HBC (Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company). This award is highly prestigious, as it covers all sustainability categories.
Coca-Cola HBC is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and is ranked second in the world among drinks manufacturers. The award inspires us to continue giving our best to increase our support for sustainable beet farming in Europe.
Gary Brewster, Sustainability Director at Coca-Cola HBC