The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility was still many decades in the future when, in 1908, Palsgaard’s founder Einar Viggo Schou formulated a set of principles which would govern the company’s ethics for the future.
Einar Viggo Schou realized that a company has a major responsibility for the wellbeing of its employees and their families as well as for the local community and society in general, and that it should act accordingly.
This basic principle still guides us today.
A strategic priority
At Palsgaard, CSR is part of our strategic priorities. CSR means conducting ourselves in a responsible manner in every single aspect of our operations: Financially, environmentally and socially.
In comporting ourselves responsibly, we can continue to be a reliable supplier for our customers and an attractive, safe and caring workplace for our employees.
Our CSR efforts are overseen by a dedicated CSR Steering Committee comprising top management. Our 2015 CSR report details our strategic work within four specific CSR focus areas:
Energy & Environment
CSR in the future
Our CSR efforts will continue to focus on:
RSPO-certified palm oil
Waste water levels
Raw material consumption
We are committed to the UN Global Compact and its ten principles promoting ethical business conduct. Palsgaard’s CSR work is also framed by commitments to organisations such as Denmark's VFSA (Business Network for Social Responsibility), the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex).
Palsgaard and CSR
Check out our video explaining how we work with CSR around the world
Palsgaard celebrates CO2-neutrality
On 1 April 2016 Palsgaard celebrated that we have have achieved CO2-neutrality at our Danish plant, 5 years ahead of our goal of achieving a zero carbon footprint globally by 2020.