Dr. Oetker Wants Completely Recyclable Packaging

Dr. Oetker has published the company’s sustainability targets. For example, the Group aims to achieve climate neutrality in 2022, reduce plastic and make its packaging fully recyclable.

“As a food-producing family business with production and sales companies on all continents of the world, we are aware of our special responsibility towards people and nature,” says Albert Christmann, CEO of Dr. Oetker. With the Dr. Oetker Sustainability Charter, the company wants to promote a conscious lifestyle among consumers, ensure fair and sustainable conditions along the entire supply chain, and reduce its ecological footprint at the same time.

The Sustainability Charter, which was rolled out internally in 2020, comprises a total of 27 projects under the umbrella of which interdisciplinary teams are working to achieve the sustainability goals set. The specific goals are assigned to the three themes “Our Food”, “Our World” and “Our Company”.

With “Our Food”, Dr. Oetker wants to pursue the approach of enabling consumers to lead a health-oriented and sustainable lifestyle. For example, the development of healthier foods is to be driven forward. By 2025, the company aims, among other things, to optimize the nutritional profiles of its products and reduce the use of salt, sugar, and fat by up to 20 percent.

According to the company, “Our World” bundles all activities with which Dr. Oetker aims to positively shape the social and environmental impact of its corporate activities. According to the company, climate neutrality will be achieved at all sites as early as 2022.

The amount of food waste that Dr. Oetker can directly influence is to be reduced by 25 percent by 2025. In addition, all packaging materials are to be recyclable by 2025, thus reducing plastic waste. In addition, Dr. Oetker plans to make its supply chains sustainable – in both social and environmental terms. “Our Company” covers topics with which Dr. Oetker wants to stay a social employer.