OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
In accordance with the guidelines provided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the European Commission’s Green Deal, Sammontana is committed to allocating resources and energy to sustainable growth, with an approach to our business based on three pillars:
1. Health and Wellbeing
2. A sustainable supply chain
3. The environment
Health and wellbeing
At Sammontana we aim to deliver deliciousness, creating moments of taste satisfaction for the customers who enjoy our products every day around the world.
We do this by looking to strike a balance between perfecting our recipes and respecting the raw ingredients we use for our ice creams, frozen treats and croissants.
With this goal in mind, we work tirelessly on our products:
Increasing food safety and hygiene levels
Addressing various nutritional aspects
Respecting animal welfare
Reducing food waste throughout our manufacturing processes.
In line with the Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy, Sammontana gives preference to supplies that are produced or manufactured in accordance with certified standards of sustainability, ensuring they meet sustainable prequisites in social, economic and environmental areas.
As part of the journey that we began in 2016, Sammontana continues to develop initiatives designed to reduce the environmental impact of our business. This allows us to continuously contribute to the fundamental objective of the "climate pact" contained in the Green Deal:
ie to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 and reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Our efforts cover 4 key areas:
Reducing greenhouse gases
Reducing water usage
Using renewable energy supplies
Decreasing the environmental impact of our packaging and waste
CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND THE GREEN DEAL
In 2015, with the aim of creating a sustainable future for our planet, countries belonging to the ONU signed off on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that make up the 2030 Agenda.
The Sustainable Development Goals cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: environmental, social and economic. These goals are recognised at a global level and are the benchmark for any entity committed to promoting a sustainable world.
At Sammontana, we have identified 9 SDGs where we believe we can make a difference:
2 Put an end to hunger, ensure food safety, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
6 Guarantee the availability and sustainable management of clean water and sanitation for everyone
7 Ensure access for all to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy
8 Foster long-lasting, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full employment and decent work for all
12 Guarantee responsible consumption and production models
13 Adopt urgent measures to help combat climate problems and their consequences
14 Conserve and use our oceans and marine resources responsibly
15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.
THE GREEN DEAL
AND FARM TO FORK STRATEGY
To become the first climate-neutral bloc in the world by 2050 and reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions. This is the ambitious challenge launched by the European Union, underlined by the Green Deal, Europe’s roadmap, which lays out the steps required and the measures organisations in our continent need to adopt if we are to achieve this extraordinary target.
This vision, promoted by Food Drink Europe, sets out the initiatives required to make a positive contribution to the 2030 and 2050 goals:
Reduction of the carbon footprint by working with partners across the supply chain, particularly in the agriculture sector;
Increased effort to reduce food wastage by focusing on raising consumer awareness;
Reduction in the use of pesticides, fertilisers and antibiotics;
Farm to Fork strategy.
Sammontana is a keen proponent of the Farm to Fork strategy, and we have committed to specific initiatives to:
aid access to food, promoting equity in the supply chain;
stimulate a transformation and distribution of sustainable foodstuffs;
promote healthier, more responsible dietary habits;
reduce food wastage;
combat fraud in the food supply chain.