In its inaugural Annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report for its operations in Europe & AMEAP, Dawn Foods showcases its commitment to the ‘Dawn Circle of Excellence’ – comprising people, products and customers.
The report provides an overview of the company’s progress and goals in key CSR areas in the region, including:
- People – making a better planet for people
The company details its charitable initiatives, training and development programs, as well as its partnerships with local organizations, underscoring its commitment to support the health, safety and well-being of its team members, the baking industry, and the communities in which Dawn operates.
- Products – operating responsibly with products that delight
The report highlights Dawn’s progress to produce responsible, delightful products: the company’s better-for-you ingredient solutions contribute to the reduction of sugar, salt, and fat, and deliver on specific lifestyles and diets, like vegan, without compromising on the qualities and indulgence of sweet bakery treats.
The report also details the company’s ambitions and achievements in energy-efficient manufacturing processes, waste reduction strategies, and water conservation efforts, showcasing its commitment to environmental sustainability.
- Customers – developing partnerships that make a positive impact
The report outlines Dawn’s responsible sourcing initiatives and actions to secure key raw materials while minimizing environmental impact. Furthermore, it highlights that all operations within the Dawn Foods’ Europe & AMEAP region will manage, assess, and report on sustainability performance through its Sedex registrations, ensuring transparency and accountability.
“We are proud to present our first Annual CSR Report, which exemplifies our commitment to sustainability and social responsibility,” said Steven Verweij, President of Dawn Foods Europe & AMEAP. “Progress and change take time, but every step we take together counts in the journey that lies ahead of us. Looking at the incredible progress we made in 2022, I’m confident that we’ll keep inspiring sustainable bakery success in 2023 and beyond.”
Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, Dawn Foods has a team of more than 3,500 people globally and works with over 50,000 customers in more than 100 countries.
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