For a greener world

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On our road to sustainability, we are guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and have examined how we can contribute to achieving them.

 

Sustainable Packaging

A key commitment is to optimize our use of packaging materials wherever possible to continuously strive to reduce our environmental impact.

"We are committed to reducing plastics wherever possible and replacing them with other raw materials."

Daniele Antona, Corporate R&I – Application Research

On the way to sustainable packaging we have defined three strategic goals:

  1. Eliminating all unnecessary packaging and reducing the size of necessary packaging.
  2. Helping consumers to dispose of packaging correctly through communication on recycling and simple instructions on the packaging.
  3. Monitor and evaluate progress on environmentally friendly packaging for a waste-free future.

 

Presenting: “The new sustainable recipe for the bread market”

In November 2021 we will launch new packaging for gluten free bread made from recycled plastics. The new packaging of the Panini Rolls is made with 46% recycled plastic from chemically recycled mixed post-consumer plastics.

“We aim to be in the vanguard of sustainability. And we worked to achieve this big step – offering more sustainable solutions and at the same time continue to provide great tasting and safe products.”

Philipp Schoeller, CEO Dr. Schär

The new sustainable recipe for the bread market

    

    

 

Our way to more sustainable packaging
  1. 2020

    Since 2020, 35% of our product packaging has been made from recyclable material.

  2. 2021

    In November 2021 we will launch a new packaging for gluten free bread made from recycled plastics. The new packaging of the Panini Rolls is made with 46% recycled plastic from chemically recycled mixed post-consumer plastics.

  3. 2022

    From 2022 we will start in some markets to eliminate the tray and reduce the foil from the Wholesome Loaf product series. Wholesome Loaf’s packaging represents 39% of the overall Schär plastic packs – the perfect basis to initiate impactful change. This will account for an overall reduction of Schär plastic packaging of 15%.

  4. 2023

    In 2023 we plan for the foil of the whole Wholesome Loafs product series to be recyclable. Furthermore, we expect to complete the validation of recyclable solutions for almost every product family by the end of 2023.

     

  5. 2024

    We are committed to ensuring that all packaging is 100% recyclable, recycled or compostable by 2024. In addition, optimization of pallet handling and transport will be completed by 2024. By the end of 2024, we have also set ourselves the ambitious target of reducing the use of all materials - whether plastic, paper or glass - in product packaging by a further 25%.