SV Switzerland, the leading provider of innovative and sustainable solutions in employee and school catering, has successfully completed the Swiss Triple Impact (STI) program and has been included in the STI Directory. Through this inclusion, the company has set ambitious goals aligned with the UN Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With this initiative, SV Switzerland marks another milestone on its path to sustainable development.
Ambitions for the Future
The company aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 17% (Scopes 1 to 3) by 2023 compared to 2018, setting target goals according to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) guidelines. Furthermore, SV Switzerland aims to increase the share of environmentally, socially, and ethically produced food in its procurement to at least 30% by 2030. In 2018, this share was 18%. Additionally, the company strives to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030 compared to 2022. Employees are also an integral part of this important journey and are regularly trained and educated on ecological and social topics.
Since 2013, the SV Group has been committed to climate-friendly nutrition. To reduce our ecological footprint, we continuously expand our range of plant-based dishes. The STI program supports us in aligning our sustainability strategy with the key SDGs. Dörte Bachmann, Sustainability Manager, SV Group
Goals and Progress
SV Switzerland has already achieved significant intermediate goals. Last year, the company submitted its Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) commitment and is currently working with SBTi on defining concrete CO2 goals. Additionally, SV Switzerland was able to reduce its CO2 emissions (Scope 3) by 16% between 2012 and 2021. The company is also investing in expanding its vegetarian and vegan offerings to achieve further improvements. Currently, 75% of the meat comes from animal-friendly farming practices.
Sustainability is a central part of SV Switzerland's corporate strategy. By participating in the STI program, the company has been able to further optimize its sustainability measures and align them specifically with the achievement of the SDGs. The results of the STI assessment have reinforced SV Switzerland's belief that they are on the right track while also highlighting potential areas for improvement.
In addition to climate protection, we also aim to have a positive impact on other SDGs, such as biodiversity - life on land and underwater - as well as responsible consumption and production through sustainable supply chain management. Dörte Bachmann, Sustainability Manager, SV Group