Sustainability is all about safeguarding our natural resources and utilizing these in the best possible way while avoiding waste.
Even though avoiding waste has not been at the top of the list for many years as far as commercial development is concerned, this is actually the very business foundation for BHJ. We utilize the by-products that would otherwise go to waste and we continually strive to add value to these by-products.
The fact that we simultaneously do this with focus on efficient production processes, a reduction in energy consumption and C02 emissions and with quality and food safety at the centre means that we are able to run an efficient and profitable business on this basis.
Our day-to-day focus on sustainability can be expressed in four principles:
Taking good care of the environment
We invest in energy efficiency to make sure that our facilities produce more with less energy and to minimize CO2 emissions and waste. We work closely with our key suppliers to ensure that all our raw materials comply with relevant regulations and treaties. All disposals are handled according to the strict local regulations.
Developing high quality products
All products are manufactured and developed according to recognized standards within quality and food safety. Our products are manufactured and distributed efficiently, and we work with our customers to optimize their processes to increase yield, using fewer resources.
Providing the best working conditions for our employees
The employees are the most important resource in BHJ. To maintain and develop the necessary skills, we invest in employee training. BHJ is a safe place to work as we invest in workplace improvements to create safe and healthy working conditions for our employees.
Using profitability to create long-term sustainable business
BHJ is a profitable business, and we reinvest our surplus in developing new future opportunities in accordance with our values and business ethics.
For further information please contact:
President and CEO - Ingredients, Asger S. Jacobsen here
President and CEO - Meat and by-products, Torben T. Matzen here