FLEURY MICHON devoted against over consumption of production resources
Maximizing use of resources: (foodstuffs, additives and packaging)
- Implement monitoring processes
- Optimize raw material yield
- Ensure traceability, quality and control of raw materials for packages, going beyond basic practical and legal prerequisite
Fleury-Michon implements resource maximization measures, especially consumer goods (food raw material and packages.
Concerning food raw materials, Fleury-Michon develops two main lines: maximization of raw material use and quality control. Therefore, Fleury-Michon is committing to a nutritional approach for a well-balanced and sustainable eating habits (1999), for a better life quality for allergic and food intolerant consumers (2003) and in favor of nutritional balance and consumer health with the Charter for nutritional progress (2010-2012): Policy of a sustainable supply (porc, fish from responsible fishing..) reduction of food additives (salt, others).
Significant human means are implemented to ensure food raw material quality: teams in charge of monitoring the Quality Management System and important means dedicated to purchase control : 10 people dedicated to purchase quality, analysis laboratory with 9 people, daily health controls…
Concerning packages, Fleury-Michon tries to reduce their packages environmental impact (weight reduction, recycled materials used). For instance, in 2013: replacement of PVC with PET, the latter being included in 6 production lines of ham packing. Among the means implemented to reduce the environmental impact of packages, there are important industrial investments and R&D projects (for the development of biosourced materials)
Best Practice spotted in 2014 by the World Forum for a Responsible Economy.
CONTRIBUTION TO COMPANY PERFORMANCE
- Lower quantity of raw material used and better yield in terms of tons of raw materials used: 7982€/ton in 2012 and 8223€/ton in 2013.
- Maximization of the production line thanks to the reduction of the packages weight/size
- Consumer trust (transparency control and traceability of foodstuffs and material used for packaging in the production chain.)
- Maximization of food raw materials use: fight against food over-consumption (-2.1% in 2013) reduction of additives (f.ex salt) and better consumer trust and health: traceability, quality and control of raw materials.
- Maximization of packages: packages size reduction for a large range of products, use of new materials (PET instead of PVC), waste reduction and consumer healthcare security.