ZERO LOSS AND ZERO WASTE FROM SOIL TO SHELF

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Our goal is to keep food loss to a minimum from soil to shelf. At Ülker, we want to grow sustainably without wasting even a resource not only in our production and supply stages, but also all our activities. Since 1944, we have been working with the zero loss model and reducing waste at its source.

We’re continuing on our “zero loss” journey by enforcing as internationally recognized techniques as we can. Our approach to operational excellence means that we address our supply chain end-to-end within a continuous development cycle so that we lose less and gain more. Here’s proof:

In 2019, we recycled 91% of our total waste in line with our zero loss target.

Moreover, we’ve internalized the culture of waste-free production model and converted 98.9% of our raw materials into tangible products. No other food company anywhere else in the world has yet to beat our record with a higher ratio.

We help all of our suppliers avoid losses at source by offering them ways to improve how they go about their duties. We’ve launched a zero-error in quality program for all of our sales, distribution and logistics operations. We continuously update our warehouse and dealer standards in order to prevent storage and distribution-related loss. We’ve also managed to lower customer return and packaged product losses to below 1%.

We revere cooperation so that we can protect food and prevent waste. We’re proud to support the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry’s “Protect Your Food” program and the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO). We want to set example for the rest of the world in this regard.

Last but not least, we happily back the World Resources Initiative’s (WRI) “10x20x30” and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – both of which aim to cut food loss and food waste worldwide in half by 2030.

Collaborations

We feel a responsibility towards the society, so we seek out collaborations to develop projects for “tomorrow’s happiness.”