Emmi’s emissions strategy gets good assessment from CDP experts

LUCERNE, 20-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Emmi has set itself the target of reducing its global CO2 emissions by 25 % by 2020. At the same time, Emmi is creating full transparency with regard to its greenhouse gas emissions. One of the measures the company is taking is its participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The climate experts working with this global non-profit organisation have given Emmi’s commitment the third-highest rating of B. This places Emmi well above the average both within its industry and within its region (German-speaking countries).

Once a year the non-profit Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) uses standardised questionnaires to collect voluntary data and information on companies’ CO2 emissions, climate risks, targets and strategies. Various groups such as investors use this data and information as a means of evaluating companies. Political decision-makers, scientists and the media also use the CDP data to find out about companies’ climate-relevant activities and strategies.

Emmi disclosed its global emission data for the first time in the summer 2017 CDP survey. The CDP panel of experts assessed the information and data provided, found it to be above average and gave Emmi the third-highest rating of B.

Gerold Schatt, Head of Sustainability at Emmi: “This good assessment by the CDP experts confirms that we are on the right track with our emissions strategy and are addressing the key issues.”

You can find out more about CDP and Emmi’s detailed assessment in the online sustainability report.

Sibylle Umiker, Emmi Group Communications & IR, Head of Media Relations
T +41 58 227 50 66, E-mail: nachhaltigkeit@emmi.com

About the Carbon Disclosure Project
Founded in London in 2000, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a non-profit organisation that encourages companies and governments to disclose their environmental data such as greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption. Once a year CDP – acting on behalf of investors – uses standardised questionnaires to collect voluntary data and information on companies’ CO2 emissions and climate risks and on their targets and strategies for reducing them. CDP now manages the biggest database of its kind worldwide.

More than 655 institutional investors support the project as Signatory Investors. These investors manage a combined total of more than USD 78 billion in assets and thus control most of the world’s biggest listed companies in terms of sales. CDP is independent and funded by a wide range of sponsors, as well as through membership contributions and specific projects and partnerships. The data disclosed by companies and the annual CDP reports are available free of charge on the CDP website for all interested parties to view. Investors who support CDP also have access to information that is not publicly available.

About Emmi
Emmi is the leading Swiss milk processor and one of the most innovative premium dairies in Europe. In Switzerland, the company focuses on the development, production and marketing of a full range of dairy and fresh products as well as the production, ageing and trade of mainly Swiss cheeses. Outside Switzerland, Emmi concentrates on brand concepts and specialities in established European and North American markets, and increasingly in emerging markets outside of Europe. The primary focus in fresh products is on lifestyle, convenience and health products. In the cheese business, Emmi positions itself as the leading company worldwide for Swiss cheese. Emmi’s customers are the retail trade, the hospitality and catering sector and the food industry.

In Switzerland, the Emmi Group includes around 25 production sites of every size. Abroad, Emmi and its subsidiaries have a presence in 13 countries, seven of which have production facilities. Emmi exports products from Switzerland to around 60 countries.

In 2016, Emmi posted net sales of CHF 3,259 million and a net profit of CHF 140 million. In the first half of 2017, it generated sales of CHF 1,600 million and a net profit of CHF 66 million. The company employs nearly 5,900 staff (full-time equivalents), of which 3,000 in Switzerland.

SOURCE:  Emmi Group

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