Corporate social responsibility and healthy business returns go hand in hand within Sligro Food Group. We firmly believe corporate social responsibility forms part of professional and sustainable entrepreneurship. This stems from our listed family business’ roots. It’s a simple fact that, as a family business, you want to treat your people and environment properly and decently, both now and with due consideration for the future.
The implementation is looked after by a multidisciplinary CSR working group. A CSR policy has been drawn up, which includes clear details of what we stand for and how we want to take the next steps where sustainability is concerned.
Our CSR policy is based on three core themes which are of particular relevance to us, including our most important opportunities and challenges and for which our responsibility in the chain is greatest and self-evident: people, the environment and the range. Our 2030 goals have been set per core theme.
We have formulated both qualitative and quantitative ambitions per 'People', 'The Environment' and 'The Range’ core theme.
These are based on the (United Nations’) SDGs, or rather the Sustainable Development Goals (van de Verenigde Naties) These are the sustainable development goals the world has set itself for 2030. The 17 main goals together form the most important international sustainability framework for the forthcoming years.
We took part in the VOKA Sustainable Business Charter for the first time in 2021 with Sligro Food Group Belgium, in order to further reinforce our own CSR commitment (more info: Voka Sustainable Business Charter | Voka). We have completed our 2021 action plan for the Voka Sustainable Business Charter and can now proudly call ourselves a VSBC laureate for the first time.
We’ll be able to obtain the United Nations’ Unitar certificate if we pass 3 x = 10 positively concluded approved campaigns (spread across the 17 SDGs) every year.