Palsgaard has set an overall target of becoming CO2-neutral by
2020. This is an extremely ambitious target for a company with very
energy-intensive production processes. It is therefore gratifying
to note that Palsgaard in 2012 managed to keep its CO2 emissionper
kilo of finished product at 2011 levels.
As one of the larger measures to tackle CO2 emissions,a solar
cell system was installed at Palsgaard's factory in Mexico in 2012.
This ensures that min. 85% of Palsgaard Mexico's electricity
consumption is CO2 neutral.
In 2012, in the area of palm oil, we became certified to RSPO
SCCS (Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain Certification
Standard). This means that we have now, as is the case with parts
of the rest of the supply chain, been certified to handle certified
palmoil-based products. In this way, we support stability in
biodiversity and responsible production in the manufactureof palm
oil. During this process, we have also tightened up our management
of responsibility in the supply chain in general.
In 2011, we signed up to the ten principles contained in the
UN's Global Compact whose purpose is to promote ethical business
conduct. We have incorporated these principles in our CSR strategy
and work purposefully on permanent improvements in the ethical area
which are then communicated to our customers, employees, suppliers
and other stakeholders.
In keeping with the UN Global Compact's focus on employee
conditions, it is also part of Palsgaard's culture to ensure that
the company has satisfied employees. In 2012/13, the board,
management and specialists completed a training course to
strengthen collaboration, knowledge sharing and communication. A
strong, collaborative and adaptable organisation is a prerequisite
for continued growth and success in a world where competitiveness
is constantly challenged and where sustainable and ethical business
conduct is a requirement.
In this CSR report, we will describe the successes - as well as
the challenges - we face in our CSR work and thereby do what we can
to achieve transparencyin our activity reporting.