WORKING GROUP SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability requires proper management

Sustainability is one core element of our corporate strategy. We lay down measurable goals and we monitor the results. This has been independently verified since 2016. Our actions are based on firmly anchored management structures.

For the planning and control of its sustainability measures, the Uelzena Group follows the globally accepted GRI Standard 4.0 Food Processing. We have a key advantage from being a cooperative: Our statutes are the foundation and the essence of our economic activities. We develop appropriate strategies from our statutes. 

Sustainability as an integrative part of our strategy comprises economical, ecological and social aspects of our corporate management. We have introduced a control method which we intend to update constantly: the strategic score card of the Uelzena Group. 


THE MANAGEMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY


 

Dialogue with stakeholder groups

The strategic score card is the most important instrument of the management team, the Working Group Sustainability. Across the different sites, this team organizes and is engaged in an intense dialogue with stakeholders from all levels. These include our member companies, milk producers, employees, customers, suppliers and investors. 

In this context their various demands are reviewed and weighed. Among the important criteria are the future opportunities and risks for the Uelzena Group. On this basis we are developing targets and measures for a time horizon of four years. 

Frequent reporting

Every year, the Uelzena Group compiles and publishes an integrated annual and sustainability report that contains all relevant key performance indicators (KPI). In this way we are showing the largest possible level of transparency for all steps that we plan and execute.

New from the reporting period 2016: We have had an independent chartered accountant recalculate and certify the quantitative results and achievements of our sustainability objectives from our internal Strategy 2020 based on the “International Standard on Assurance Engagements ISAE 3000”. See also Audit letter


WORKING GROUP MEMBERS

UWE RADKE
Managing Director Marketing and Sales
Uelzena eG
Sustainability officer and head of the working group

 

CHRISTOPH BONMANN
Managing Director Finance & Human Resources
Uelzena eG

 

OLAF BRAUMANN
Managing Director Production & Technology
H. Schoppe & Schultz GmbH & Co. KG

 

HINRICH KRÖGER
Managing Director Administration, Production and Technology
WS Warmsener Spezialitäten GmbH

 

TIMO KLAUBENDE
Head of Controlling
Uelzena eG 

DR. PETER FICHTL
Managing Director Production & Technology
Uelzena eG
Deputy sustainability officer

  

INA HINRICHS
Head of Human Resources
Uelzena eG

 

BERND NÖRENBERG
Manager Central Purchasing
Uelzena eG

 

VOLKER SUDERBURG
Manager Milk Management
Uelzena eG

 

KARINA BODE-KOCH
PR Manager
Uelzena eG