04 May 2017 – Kerry, the global taste & nutrition and consumer foods group, issues the following Interim Management Statement for the first quarter ended 31 March 2017. This statement is issued in conjunction with the Group’s Annual General Meeting which is being held today.
As a world leader in Taste and Nutrition and as a major consumer foods organisation in Europe, we recognise our dependence on natural ecosystems, our responsibilities to our communities and the changing expectations of our customers and consumers.
This puts sustainability at the heart of what we do, with an impact on all areas of our business. From the raw materials we use, to how we produce our products and right through to the final goods we provide to customers, sustainability touches everything we do. We welcome the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and believe that they provide a clear roadmap for action. Through our ‘Towards 2020’ programme we will support their ambition and are equipped to play our part in helping to achieve the vision for 2030 and beyond.
At Kerry Group, we seek to identify the challenges and opportunities presented by sustainability through an inclusive process of engagement with our stakeholders. In 2015, the Group launched its current five year sustainability programme ‘Towards 2020’. It builds on our success to date and is a comprehensive strategy based around four key pillars that cover all aspects of our business. The programme provides a strong framework for action and sets out clear commitments that help to direct our Group-wide activities.