Paulig switches to renewable fuel for its largest shipments of Tex Mex products in Sweden

The food and beverage company Paulig has switched to the renewable fuel HVO100 and biogas for its largest shipments of Tex Mex products between our production and warehousing sites and the port of Gothenburg in Sweden. This means a reduction in transport CO2 emissions of 85 per cent on a distance of 450,000 kilometres per year. The initiative is a step in Paulig’s aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations by 80 per cent and from the value chain by 50 per cent by 2030.

Paulig is an international, family-owned food company with a revenue of 920 million euros and operations in 13 countries. The company’s products are sold in approximately 70 countries around the world. Paulig’s portfolio includes the brands Santa Maria, Risenta, Poco Loco, Gold&Green and Paulig. Santa Maria Tex Mex products are produced in Sweden (Mölndal and Landskrona), Belgium (Roselare) and the United Kingdom (Milton Keynes).

The reduced logistics emissions are an interim target in Paulig’s overall goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations by 80 per cent and from the value chain by 50 per cent by 2030. Paulig has also signed the Swedish trade association DLF’s Transport Initiative with the aim of having all shipments be fossil fuel free by 2025.  In April 2020, Paulig announced an ambitious sustainability strategy up to 2030. The strategy is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The company has chosen three focus areas with the following goals:

1. Products and services that promote human and planetary health and well-being: By 2030, 70% of Paulig’s net sales will come from products and services that promote human and planetary health and well-being.

2. Climate action and circular economy: By 2030, Paulig will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations by 80% and from the value chain by 50%, compared with the 2018 baseline. Paulig’s science-based goals are approved by the Science Based Targets initiative and the goals are in line with the reductions required to keep global warming to a maximum of 1.5° C. Paulig has also switched to using carbon-neutral chep pallets. Paulig has set a target to use recyclable and renewable or recycled materials in its packages by 2030.

3. Fair and inclusive approach: Paulig aims to be a fair and inclusive partner and employer throughout the value chain. All of Paulig’s coffee already comes from verified sustainable sources and the company strives to expand this to include other raw materials. The goal is for 100% of the raw materials from high-risk areas to come from sustainable sources verified by external parties by 2030 at the latest.

Source Paulig Group

Author: Saara Kämppi