Our industry is committed to reducing its environmental impact significantly by 2030. To make the industry more sustainable EUPPA established a Sustainability Committee in 2013. The processing sector is taking responsibility for food loss and waste reduction by adopting a total chain approach and collaborates with suppliers and partners in the supply chains to reduce losses starting on the farm. Resource efficiency is integrated into the design of potato processing businesses in Europe to maximise the utilisation of valuable raw materials, and to control costs making affordable food at a competitive price in a challenging global market.
In combination with on-site windmills, wastewater treatment, water reuse & recycling and biogas production, the processing companies are reducing the carbon footprint of food manufacturing and producing more sustainable products. Transit of potatoes between facilities and transport of finished product to frozen storages is also kept to a minimum, while companies increasingly cut road kilometers and move to more sustainable transport modes (rail, water).