How is Mills working with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?
At Mills, we have never been concerned with quarterly results, but rather with long-term value creation. Therefore, the way we work to achieve our goals is important to us. For many decades we have referred to this as accountability. Today we call it sustainability. Our framework is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and our sustainability strategy is comprehensive with ambitious goals.
We have pinpointed areas where, by virtue of who we are, we can and should make a significant difference.
We have ambitious objectives for each area and annual action plans that are naturally integrated into our processes.
In recent years, we have celebrated concrete results from our long-term and targeted efforts towards a more sustainable business model. Here we will take a closer look at three highlighted areas, linked to their own sustainability goals:
UN SDG 2, Zero hunger:
During the period 2015-2018, we halved our food waste in our production. We are very proud to be the first Norwegian food producer to do this.
UN SDG 3, Good Health and Well-being:
In order for our brands to be relevant to current and future consumers, we must view them in a wider context than just taste and quality. The products must be good choices for both the consumer and the planet. An excellent example of this is our Plantego’ range. These tasty vegetable toppings makes it easy to eat plant-based food – a better choice for both the climate and our health.
UN SDG 17, Partnerships for the Goals:
This goal is at the core of our sustainability work. In 2019, we joined the UN Global Compact, which we believe will become an increasingly important player in Norway. We have a close dialogue about sustainability with our customers, and we have started several important collaborative projects with our suppliers to achieve the goals we have set ourselves.