Zuegg's commitment to sustainability
Zuegg is a family story intertwining people and orchards, Italian recipes and wisdom. This is why, for over 130 years, ours has been a story of respect: for the values we believe in, for the land we till, for the people who make our company unique. Sustainability therefore becomes a matter of the heart for us, now more than ever. This report tells you how we have evolved and where our journey has taken us, relating our focus on our employees and our commitment to the environment and its inhabitants.
Ours is a path of responsibility and awareness, because we are certain that our success is driven by our respect for people and nature. Since I was a little girl, my father always explained to me that working with nature teaches you to have the greatest respect for it. This is why we have always been committed to protecting and improving the environment in which we operate. We strongly believe that the only way to make sustainable products is to take care of the earth by preserving its biodiversity and natural resources, and reducing waste. For five generations, we have been cultivating and processing the fruits of the earth to other people healthy, tasty and genuine Mediterranean food. Food is nourishment for our bodies and for our well-being.
My grandparents knew this, my father taught it to me and now I will carry on this commitment with pride. There is one thing I know for sure: respect is not only something to be understood, but above all, it is something to be experienced and pursued. Passion for the land, love for life. Martina Zuegg
At Zuegg we observe Mother Nature's rules, respect her and work with her: we care for the integrity of the soil and the ecosystem. We follow the flow of nature We respect and preserve the natural ecosystem We design products that have a positive impact on our bodies, our minds and our planet. Our products taste great, are simple, honest, authentic and nutritious. They are nourishing for our bodies and our well-being.
Our social impact is important, we have shared values with our partners and we take care of our people.
We believe it is essential to integrate a water management system into our strategy that allows us to reduce water consumption especially in areas subject to water stress and to enhance natural capital as a corporate asset.
Our commitment to contribute to people's health and well-being continues, with natural, short and simple recipes: reducing the list of ingredients and reducing the sugars contained in our products.
End hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
At Zuegg, we let nature work. We apply responsible agricultural practices with which we respect the rhythm and harmony of nature. In order for nature to regenerate and not be exploited, we guarantee adequate space for each plant and preserve the natural oases for the flora and fauna present; We promote the cultivation of varieties that allow us to minimize our interventions and we respect nature through sustainable agriculture;
Provide inclusive and equitable quality education and learning opportunities for all.
Zuegg believes that quality passes through awareness. For this reason, it creates training and talent retention courses that can improve the company's footprint. Zuegg is committed to training motivated young people, responsible farmers and informed/aware consumers.
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Zuegg is committed to guaranteeing sustainable management of water resources in the context of production processes and plants, through a rigorous policy on water consumption and resource reuse; the goal is to integrate the management of water resources among the key points of the business strategy.
Build a resilient infrastructure and promote innovation and fair, responsible and sustainable industrialisation.
Zuegg is committed to transferring a resilient and fertile ground to future generations. We recognize and reward the work of our farmers by assuring them of the tasteful reward. This allows them to plan their future activities and pursue their trade with certainty. Our Zuegg technicians are at their side to give advice and find innovative solutions with them. Only vacant land remains farmland for the future.
Ensure sustainable models of production and consumption.
Zuegg is committed to producing responsibly by reducing the impact of its product packaging, improving energy efficiency and reducing waste and water consumption. Furthermore, Zuegg recycles 95% of its waste and reintegrates its waste products into supply chains of other sectors. Zuegg participates in international projects that commit us to reducing Food Waste by 2030. It also raises awareness among its employees through training courses on sustainability and internal communication on the company's commitment and news from the outside.
Promote actions, at all levels, to combat climate change.
Zuegg carries out projects to measure CO2 emissions related to company activities and establishes strategies to reduce emissions. We are setting targets to reduce the short and long-term CO2 emissions, with specific indicators.
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of the earth's ecosystem.
Zuegg knows that the future of food systems depends on the permanence of the natural resources that support agriculture and food production. We are attentive to the health of the soil, the environment in which we work and the biodiversity it hosts. We strongly believe that only through respect for ecosystems can we ensure the livelihood of our activities. This is why we adopt an approach that involves only ¼ of the treatments normally envisaged in the open field and which considerably reduces, thanks to precision instruments, the dispersion of chemical substances and nutrients into the environment, favoring biodiversity.
Peace, justice and strong institutions.
Zuegg has drawn up a code of ethics, which develops ethics in entrepreneurial activity is a fundamentally important approach for proper functioning and credibility towards shareholders, customers and suppliers and, more generally, towards the entire economic context in which we operate.