We serve those searching for the finest flavors and culinary experiences. We create new ideas for cooking, storing and transporting food and cleaning the kitchen. Our customers lead the way as we search for new ways to craft the finest flavors. We want to fulfill customer expectations by acting responsibly while offering a superior customer experience.

Sustainable development requires long-term planning and work. As a family-owned business, setting long-term goals comes natural to us. Our current strategy runs all the way to 2040, and we want to employ future generations as well. In our work, we advance sustainable development and take into account our social, economic and environmental responsibilities. We are part of the Finnish Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development.

 

ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – COMMITMENT 2050

The Finnish Commitment 2050 project, looking to advance sustainable development, has garnered international attention and praise. Fredman Group is taking responsibility for caring for our planet by e.g. committing to further reduce our carbon footprint and declaring our offices and distribution center no-smoking zones.

PROFESSIONAL FOOD CONTACT

We have worked to further sustainable development for several years. We think that the best ingredients deserve to be handled with the best tools. That’s why we make sure our products cash in on our promise of “Professional food contact”. This means that our products are safe to use in contact with foodstuffs and that their production takes sustainable development into account. We have gained the trust of various entities who measure quality. Our products and production processes have been granted several certificates.

In our operations, we respect international BSCI principles and our production facilities in western Finland act as an example of a factory that respects the environment. We’ve managed to cut our CO2 emissions over the past seven years by over 30 percent and we recycle over 95% of our production waste.

 

TOWARDS BETTER WORKPLACE WELLBEING

Fredman Group has been awarded the OHSAS 18001 certification of Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series. We aim to prevent work-related accidents and to ensure even better well-being for our staff. We have been a no-smoking workplace from September 1, 2016 onwards.

 

PIONEERING INNOVATION

Besides sustainable development, our operations are guided by everyday innovation and the possibilities created by digitalization. To us, digitalization is much more than working from home or online meetings. It helps us create new solutions that help our customers make their operations more sustainable.

 

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS FIT FOR FOOD CONTACT

Among other things, we help our customers decrease food spoilage. Thanks to the Fredman Food Tech services, our customers can track the cooking and storage processes of foods, and predict and prevent risks that could cause undue burden to the environment.

We manufacture all of our products from materials certified for contact with foodstuffs, and we have been granted the ISO 22000 certificate, which proves that we meet international regulations for food safety.

Almost 90% of the materials we purchase are renewable. Domestic renewable materials make up over 45% of our purchases. We prefer local suppliers whenever possible.

 

AIMING FOR “ZERO” WASTE

Our ongoing goal is to reduce the environmental impact of our operations, and we try to reuse all of our production waste. For example, our coffee filter production process doesn’t produce any waste, because the process is guided by principles of circular economy.

The Finnish National Waste Plan stated a goal for 2016 of less than 20% municipal waste taken to landfills. As of now, we recycle over 95 percent of our production waste. Only 0,04 percent of the waste in our delivery enter is taken to a landfill. We have received the ISO14001 certificate, which proves that we take care of our environmental issues.

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