Goal-oriented Responsibility Programme
Raisio’s Responsibility Programme for 2016 – 2018 sets objectives and indicators for important, selected sustainability themes. In 2016, Raisio began the determined implementation of its Responsibility Programme.
Objectives of the Responsibility Programme support the implementation of Raisio’s business strategy. Responsibility Programme is a practical tool to be used in Raisio's responsibility work: it sets targets and indicators for important sustainability themes to the company management and personnel. All Raisio’s businesses actively participated in the preparation of the Responsibility Programme and are committed to its implementation.
Raisio operates in many countries and in several sectors. Therefore, important responsibility themes vary by business. The Group’s Responsibility Programme has three themes that are material to every business. To promote these themes, concrete goals and indicators were determined to monitor progress. Some of the objectives are business-specific.
Raisio’s clear and concrete Responsibility Programme supports the business strategy and is focused on material responsibility issues. Main parts of Raisio’s value chain are matters related to responsible procurement of raw materials, innovations and product development, healthiness and work safety. Since these themes were also highlighted in Raisio’s Materiality Assessment, they are also the key themes of the Responsibility Programme.
Key themes in Raisio’s Responsibility Programme
- Sustainable food chain
- Ethical and environmental aspects are related to the procurement of raw materials. Management of these aspects is material to Raisio. In addition, Raisio aims to reduce the environmental impacts of its own production and affects the sustainability of milk production and fish farming through its feed innovations.
- Healthier food
- Development of healthier products and services is important to consumers and at the core of Raisio’s strategy. At Raisio, we never compromise on product safety.
- Safety and well-being at work
- Staff safety and wellbeing are of particular importance in Raisio’s operations so that we can ensure product safety, process reliability and the ability to develop new innovations that interest consumers and customers.
Raisio’s businesses have also identified other responsibility-related issues on which Raisio is actively working. Our Responsibility Programme brings together all responsibility themes material to the whole Group, on which Raisio will focus 2016 - 2018.
During the first year, the focus of the programme was on the harmonisation of processes and data management, the development of sustainable procurement and healthy foods. To achieve the targets, we set an internal schedule. Part of the programme implementation is continuous work and quality assurance.