Our sustainability strategy

Sustainability is important for us – naturally!

For generations Wernsing has attached great importance to sustainable management. "Sustainable management - shaping the future" is the guiding principle for all our activities in the area of sustainability.

Sustainable management is an essential element of our company policy. We know that our long-term success can only be sustained if we reconcile value creation with responsible business practices. This combination allows us to make our contribution to good nutrition and to safeguarding the basis of existence for future generations. Our approach is holistic and takes into account economic, ecological and social objectives.


PEPE – at Wernsing, sustainability has a name

We examine and analyse our products and processes according to PEPE.

PEPE stands for Products – Energy – Personnel – Efficiency.

These are the most important aspects of sustainability for Wernsing. Products and Energy covers the elements of ecological sustainability; Personnel looks at the social aspects and the area of Efficiency deals with all topics related to economic efficiency.


Sustainability certification

Since 2017, we have been certified according to the ZNU Standard – driving sustainable change! This standard, awarded by the ZNU – Center for Sustainable Leadership from the University Witten/Herdecke helps us to structure, process and develop our sustainability management programme.

We are a member in the partner network of the Center for Sustainable Leadership from the University Witten/Herdecke where we work with other organisations to develop a better understanding for the importance of sustainable management.

Das Zentrum für Nachhaltige Unternehmensführung (ZNU) ist ein Forschungsinstitut an der Universität Witten/Herdecke, das es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht hat, Nachhaltigkeitsarbeit in der Lebensmittelindustrie anwendbar und greifbar zu machen.

Further information is available at www.znu-standard.com or on the ZNU homepage at www.mehrwert-nachhaltigkeit.de.


A view to the future

Wernsing is committed to climate neutrality

Wernsing has committed to making all company-specific activities climate-neutral by 2022 at the latest in order to achieve climate neutrality. We plan to achieve this in conjunction with the ZNU goes Zero initiative of the Center for Sustainable Leadership (ZNU).

We wish to make a further contribution to the sustainability of the Earth and, in addition to avoiding, reducing and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), will implement additional projects under the slogan "Education, Soil and/or Trees". The offsetting measure will only take effect when all existing energy efficiency potentials have been exhausted. At that point, unavoidable greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be offset by various compensation projects.

Managing sustainability – shaping the future

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Ecological perspective

Our guiding principle for environmentally friendly and sustainable action is ‘refrain, reduce, recycle’.

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Economic perspective

The economic dimension of sustainability, to us, above all means improvements in the logistics, the production as well as the products and their packaging.

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Social perspective

Wernsing is aware of its social responsibility towards employees, trade partners and society in general.

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