Sustainability is at the heart of SVZ and transcends every level of our business. As part of the Royal Cosun farming co-operative, our operations are built using sustainable agricultural practices. We are committed to efficient supply chain management and work hard to drive production efficiencies that minimise our use of energy and water and reduce harm to the environment.

For us, sustainability is an essential responsibility that we take seriously, and that’s why we’re committed to achieving 100% sustainable sourcing by 2030.

It’s only by shifting our own mindset – and the mindsets of our stakeholders – that we can transform our business and implement real positive change across our supply chain. That’s why we’re passionate about introducing new sustainable initiatives and sharing knowledge with our partner farmers – so that more environmentally responsible ways of thinking can be introduced and maintained at every level of SVZ. So we can all grow better together.

Our three pillars

SVZ’s sustainability commitment underpins the entire business, and our focus is primarily on three core areas: agriculture, operations and people. By ensuring that ethical, environmentally responsible processes are introduced into each of these core areas, we can make a real difference.

Sustainable Agriculture

We pride ourselves on a strong supply chain network that encourages collaboration and communication at every level of the business. It’s in this way that we ensure the very highest quality and sustainability standards are implemented – from fields to factories. Through initiatives like farmer training, ecosystem monitoring and constant auditing, we guarantee that all fruits and vegetables delivered are grown through responsible techniques.

Efficient Operations

All our factories and processing plants are located close to source, ensuring that our ingredients have optimal taste, colour and nutrient retention. It also means we reduce our dependency on transport, while other initiatives focus on minimising waste, as well as our water and energy usage.

Valuing people

At SVZ, we care deeply about people. We believe that everyone should be treated equally and with respect – not only at our own production locations, but also across our supply chain and the communities we operate in.

Sustainable Initiatives
Knowledge Sharing

For SVZ, adopting sustainable processes across our business is only the beginning. Sharing the knowledge we have is also crucial, to inform future generations and ensure that the entire supply chain benefits from environmentally responsible ways of working.

Our annual farmer training sessions are a great tool for us to share sustainable best practices and ensure greener crop production from the very beginning. It’s through knowledge sharing like this that we can embark on new sustainability projects with our partners – exploring initiatives from biological control plants to biodegradable mulching paper.

Let's create a better future, together