Our sustainability commitment is at the center of our Group mission to delight consumers by conserving the goodness of nature. We have always looked to nature as our partner and feel we need to do even more to drive change. Therefore, we are making a commitment to actively work on improving our products, reducing our environmental footprint, and positively contributing to the lives of the people that make Hero a success.
As a food company operating worldwide, we understand our responsibility and include our full value chain in our sustainability strategy. Our ambition follows the EU Farm to Fork strategy and covers our full supply chain, our production, our portfolio and our people.
Focusing our efforts
Our sustainability strategy is based on our commitment to Planet, Products and People. We are implementing actions to address our material topics. Over the last few years, we have spoken to hundreds of partners to understand the impacts our operations have on the world, and are taking the right steps to achieve our sustainability commitment.
We want to make a positive difference, not only for our customers, consumers, partners, and employees, but for the planet as a whole.
Reduce our environmental footprint within our production and along the full value chain
Conserve the goodness of nature through naturally healthy products
Positively contribute to the lives of the people who make Hero a success
Our sustainability pillars
Sourcing and supplier partnering
We work in partnership with our suppliers on sustainable agriculture and fair labor conditions. We are also innovating to make our ingredient sourcing and packaging more sustainable.
Production and transport efficiency
We continuously improve the efficiency of our production, switch to renewable electricity, conserve energy and water, and reduce waste. We optimize our transport and deploy technologies for decarbonization.
Naturally healthy food
Conserving nature's goodness via naturally healthy food. We will leverage our brands to educate and collaborate with consumers on a holistic diet good for us and for the planet. We will enhance our portfolio to give consumers more naturally healthy options – more of the good like nuts and whole grain and less of the bad like refined sugar and red meat.
Growing and developing our people. Hero is a values-led family company and that's reflected in our culture. We work hard to keep our team feeling engaged, included, and motivated. We encourage personal development, health and safety in our workplaces, and we engage with local communities.
Sustainability Report 2022
Sustainability is not a trend – it’s about taking responsibility for our and future generations. Our Hero Group Annual Report 2022 integrates our GRI Sustainability Report, underlining our commitment, highlighting the path we have been on, and the roadmap to our destination. The Sustainability Report can be found starting on page 183.
“Sustainability is key to future profitable growth and to achieve our goals for people and planet. We are implementing measurable initiatives to further embed sustainability across the Hero Group.”
Sustainability Director Hero Group