Lamb Weston’s European joint venture, Lamb Weston / Meijer has published its sustainability report for 2015-2016. This sustainability report shows that Potato Processor Lamb Weston / Meijer is well on its way to achieving the sustainability objectives it has formulated for 2020. Over the last two years the company has made a number of significant investments to support those ambitions. Compared to the reference year 2008, energy consumption per tonne of product has reduced by more than 21% and potato utilisation has improved by 4.5%. Furthermore, Lamb Weston / Meijer pre-fries more than 82% of its products in a healthier frying oil. On an annual basis this equals a reduction of 9.6 million kilos of saturated fat through its products.
According to Bas Alblas, CEO Lamb Weston / Meijer, “There’s a limit to what you can ask Mother Nature to give you. Yet, if you treat her well she will respond in kind. It’s a symbiotic relationship in which both parties need to benefit.” This standpoint is fundamental to our sustainability programme and strategy. We believe in give and take. In the micro and the macro. In the company and society.”
The full report complies with the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) guidelines at G4 Core level. The Chapters on three of the Sustainable Six themes – Water, Energy & Emissions and Potato & Waste – have been reported at G4 Comprehensive level. The full English report and a summary in eight languages are available online.