SDG 12

UN goals NNZ: SDG 12

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Sustainable consumption and production for transition towards low-carbon and green economies.


Worldwide consumption and production — a driving force of the global economy — rest on the use of the natural environment and resources in a way that continues to have destructive impacts on the planet.  Each year, an estimated one third of all food produced – equivalent to 1.3 billion tons worth around $1 trillion – ends up rotting in the bins of consumers and retailers or spoiling due to poor transportation and harvesting practices. Sustainable consumption and production contribute substantially to the transition towards low-carbon and green economies.


NNZ contributes to the specific SDG 12.5; by 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse, by:


1. Continue to promote and design energy efficient and therefore carbon reducing packaging materials and concepts on behalf of our partners;


2. Facilitating sustainable packaging choices to minimize food waste and environmental impact: NNZ disseminates its #rethink approach to allow customers to make a fact base sustainable choice of packaging materials;


3. Corporate Purchasing Policy

  • Suppliers sign and abide the NNZ ‘Supplier’s code of conduct’ with respect to transparency, compliance with legislation, food safety and consumer interest. NNZ will verify compliance:
  • Suppliers should be transparent in their business operations and provide us with accurate and complete information on their business policies, activities, and products, it relevant to our sustainability performance;
  • Suppliers must comply with all applicable national laws and regulations of the countries in which they operate;
  • Suppliers must ensure the fitness and safety of their products for human consumption. They must fulfill our quality and food safety criteria for raw materials and other ingredients, research, and manufacturing and packaging processes. Suppliers must be able to guarantee whether products delivered to NNZ contain genetically modified ingredients;
  • Suppliers should furthermore comply with marketing and labeling requirements as defined by law and as required by NNZ. NNZ reserves the right to verify the suppliers’ performance in this respect. We believe in cooperation with our suppliers, and we value long-term relationships. We are willing to work with our suppliers to achieve workable and satisfying solutions in each Individual case;
  • Suppliers shall keep NNZ informed about where each order is being produced. We reserve the right to have third party auditors make unannounced visits to all factories producing our goods, at any time, and suppliers shall allow third party auditors access to such factories to ensure compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct. In addition, for this purpose, representatives from NNZ may make announced auditing visits to all factories producing our goods, and suppliers shall allow these representatives access to the factories;
  • NNZ or the third-party auditor representing NNZ shall comply to the extent reasonably possible with the Suppliers disclosed plant rules and regulations regarding safety and hygiene. Except where there are special circumstances, audits shall be limited to once per year


4. Corporate Quality Management policy

With respect to quality, NNZ aims to be a preferred partner of packaging solutions. We ensure product consistency with respect to quality and food safety. For us quality is when the customer comes back and not the product. To fulfill this we continuously improve business, production, customer service and quality related systems and processes, in accordance with all laws and regulations applicable to the company’s activities and all legal and ethical aspects of business operations:

  • Our certified Quality Systems strengthens our basis to continuous improvements of our processes and quality systems. Its effectiveness is reviewed and validated using data and fact-based related tools. Our tools: GFSI & ISO9001 compliance, focus on first time right execution and compliant reduction using root cause analysis and corrective action;
  • Our organizational knowledge, resources, capabilities, and products allows us to make Quality a competitive advantage for us and our customers. Our tools: Employee’s skills are continuously improved through education and training, and we are One NNZ, which means we work collaboratively on global scale and apply our NNZ values and quality standards in all that we do;
  • We focus on recognizing our customer’s needs and expectations through open, honest communication to build long-term trusting partnership. We are committed to creating satisfied customers by providing the highest standards of quality and services. Our tools: Soliciting customer feedback on performance and satisfaction; collection of feedback from relevant stakeholders and we always conduct our business ethically internal and external.


We identify sustainabale opportunites and describe real world commitments.

Worldwide strategic locations
Reliable and ethical


Long-term partnerships
#Rethink innovation
Full service logistics


Independent advice
Innovation insights
Customer intimacy
Broad portfolio

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