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Wedel’s latest report highlights its journey toward sustainability, focusing on decarbonization and inclusive practices, setting a positive example for others.
Wedel, the iconic chocolate brand, is taking a significant step towards sustainable development by sharing its non-financial data for 2022, based on the GRI standard. This move includes calculating its carbon footprint and committing to measuring CO2 emissions within the organization. It marks a pivotal moment in Wedel’s history in the ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) sphere.
Leading the Way:
Until now, non-financial reporting was mandatory for around 12,000 companies under the NFRD (Non-Financial Reporting Directive). With the introduction of CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive), an estimated 50,000 EU companies will need to comply. Wedel voluntarily releases its report ahead of these regulations, demonstrating its commitment to sustainability.
“E” – Leading the Charge:
In response to the climate crisis and recognizing its reliance on natural resources, Wedel is actively reducing its CO2 emissions. The company purchases electricity from renewable sources, preventing the release of 12,616 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere in 2022. Carbon footprint reduction efforts extend to minimizing energy consumption, eco-design of packaging, and responsible waste management.
“S” – Building Relationships with Purpose:
Wedel’s commitment to its motto, “Our recipe is people,” includes fostering an inclusive workplace. Initiatives promoting diversity and employing people with disabilities, like the “CzekoSprawni” program, are at the forefront. The company ensures equal opportunities, fair pay, and advancement irrespective of gender.
“G” – Growing with Purpose:
As a responsible producer, employer, neighbor, and partner, Wedel emphasizes an organizational culture built on partnership. The company invests in food safety and quality control, boasting international certifications like BRC, IFS, RSPO, ISO 9001, and the recent addition of Rainforest Alliance. Encouraging sustainable production from suppliers and adopting sustainable sourcing practices are integral to its growth.