Reducing food loss and waste

Our commitment: Reduce food loss and waste

 

Accelerating progress towards greater resource efficiency

We are committed to reducing food loss and waste to contribute to a resource-efficient circular economy. This will help us secure supply and availability of agricultural raw materials for both our operations and stakeholders while supporting rural development, water conservation and food security. Food waste not only generates unnecessary GHG emissions and wastage of water but also affects farmers' incomes as well as the availability and cost of food.

We have implemented Project Zer'Eau at our milk factories to replace the water used in milk processing by recycling the water contained in the milk itself. Since milk is made up of about 88 to 90% water, this has led to a reduction of 25% in the water used for manufacturing at the Moga factory.

Another successful initiative is the reuse of spent coffee grounds as fuel for internal combustion needs at our Nanjangud plant. The grounds are channelled through a biomass generator, which provides 50% of the steam required by the coffee process and lowers furnace oil consumption by 30%. This also helps us in reducing CO2 emissions.

Technological advances have helped us increase our production capability while reducing the environmental impact by reducing carbon emissions, water consumption and waste.

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