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Sustainability commitment

Climate Positive 2030

Our sustainability commitment is at the centre 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 be net positive by 2030 in our environmental impact – we will give back more than we use.

It’s not just about packaging – the scope is far broader than that. In our ambition to be climate positive we will consider the full impact from “Farm to Fork”.

Our case for change

Few if any days go by without sustainability featuring in the news. And with good reason. Over the past century, we have collectively not been very kind to our planet. The time has come for everyone, the Hero Group included, to increase our efforts to reduce our impact.

For many years, we have been working towards this very goal. Now we want to step up a gear and do more. We owe it to the planet because it is nature that provides us with the raw materials we need to develop our own products and delight our consumers.

Our climate pillars

1

Sustainable sourcing

Conserving raw materials via strategic sustainable sourcing. We will need to do this in close partnership with our suppliers and farmers to ensure we have a positive impact on the biodiversity and health of our soil.

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2

Net neutral production

Conserving natural resources via net neutral production on all our products.

We will do this within our production facilities, but also work with our co-manufacturers to drive this ambition together.

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3

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.

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Working behind the scenes to deliver on our commitment


                                Leopold Oetker

Leopold Oetker

Shareholder Hero Group

Member Board of Directors

Sponsor of Sustainability


                                Rob Versloot

Rob Versloot

Chief Executive Officer

Sustainability Executive Sponsor


                                Witte van Cappellen

Witte van Cappellen

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Sustainability Executive Co-sponsor


                                Mita Sen

Mita Sen

VP Strategy & Business Development

Sustainability Lead


                                Sebastian Portius

Sebastian Portius

VP Product Development & Innovation

Lifecycle Assessment Lead


                                Désiré Mouanga

Désiré Mouanga

Director Procurement Hero Group

Pillar 1 Lead


                                Olivier Furter

Olivier Furter

Director Manufacturing Hero Group

Pillar 2 Lead


                                Luisma Sanchez

Luisma Sanchez

Director Research & Nutrition Hero Group

Pillar 3 Lead


                                Stephen Stones

Stephen Stones

Head of Technical & Sustainability

Core Team


                                Garmt Nieuwsma

Garmt Nieuwsma

Front End Innovation Scout

Research & Nutrition Hero Group

Core team


                                Marleen van der Wende

Marleen van der Wende

Project Manager Quality

and Innovation Semper

Core team