SADAFCO reinforces its sustainability practices through “Towards Sustainability” strategy

SADAFCO reinforces its sustainability practices through “Towards Sustainability” strategy

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, xx February 2021: Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO) reinforces their “Towards Sustainability” strategy with a company-wide effort to reduce carbon footprint, energy use, water consumption and food wastage.

SADAFCO’s “Towards Sustainability” strategy kicked off in 2018 with the implementation of sustainable initiatives such as GreenBox, Smart Electronic Fueling System and Solar Panels in offices and factories. As result for the period from Jan 2020 up to Oct 2020, Jeddah Ice Cream Factory sent 224.6 MT of mixed materials for recycling. In addition, water consumption was reduced from 1.55 litre per pack in 2017 to 1.38 litre per pack in 2020.

SADAFCO’s facilities, which joined the Green Box Community in January 2018, have successfully saved 15,540 gallons of water to date. In 2019, the Dammam factory received the GreenBox Contribution Certificate from InfoFort, a testament to the ongoing efforts and achievements of SADAFCO in driving sustainable practices across the company, protecting not only the communities it which it operates in but reducing its impact on the environment globally. Successes include offesting 27 tonnes of CO2 and saving 37 trees.

Through its partnership with Tera Pack, SADAFCO successfully reviewed and improved its recycling mechanisms of packaging material. As a result of the initiative, SADAFCO recorded a 20% reduction in operational wastage over a two-year period.

“At SADAFCO, we are strongly committed to implementing sustainable practices across all our operations, and addressing our product packaging is a key part of our strategy towards reducing our carbon footprint. Renewable resources emit a lower carbon footprint than fossil-based plastic, which means our new packaging has a much lower impact on climate change.” said Wout Matthijs, Chief Executive Officer, SADAFCO.

He added, “Safeguarding our planet and the communities we operate in is a key focus for SADAFCO, and we are commited to supporting environmental sustainability and operating responsibly across all business areas. Our commitment is underpinned by our dedication, through a series of strategic implementations, to effectively, and measurably reduce our environmental impact.”

About Saudia Dairy & Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO):

SADAFCO is a publicly-listed company which has been producing high-quality dairy and foodstuff products under the Saudia brand name since 1977, a year after the company was formed. Saudia enjoys being one of the market leaders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the production of tomato paste, ice cream and milk.

Based in Jeddah, SADAFCO operates sales and distribution depots in 24 locations across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan and Kuwait. Saudia products are also exported to several countries in the MENA region.

SADAFCO currently operates three ISO22000:2005-certified factories in Saudi Arabia, two in Jeddah and one in Dammam. All three factories also have ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 accreditation.

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