News from the sustainability front

Discover the projects and measures currently being implemented by our competence centres in the areas of product responsibility, environmental responsibility and social responsibility.

Prod­uct re­spon­si­bil­ity

Radically local!

Fredag is now producing delicious, protein-rich bean burgers and yellow split-pea falafel for the Swiss food start-up Fabas Foods. What makes these products so special is that they are not only completely organic, but are also prepared with raw materials from Switzerland, and all the ingredients are processed exclusively in Switzerland. Using the QR code on the packaging, the origin of the ingredients can be traced all the way back to the farm. Thanks to their premium quality and culinary appeal as well as being easy to prepare, these products have already succeeded in gaining a foothold among organic specialist retailers. We were particularly pleased that Fabas Foods was named the winner of the Grand Prix Bio Suisse in November 2023. You can find more information about Fabas here.

En­vi­ron­men­tal re­spon­si­bil­ity

Packaging innovation

Rapelli is once again setting new standards in packaging with its innovative separable paper packaging, which allows the plastic that protects the product to be easily separated from the paper sleeve. This significant innovation means that more than 70% of the packaging weight can be recycled. Migros Bio Lasagne is also packaged using the same concept. However, the lasagne packaging is not only separable, but is also designed in such a way that it can be used for heating in the oven and microwave. In addition, the thickness of the plastic was reduced even further. Thanks to these measures, the amount of plastic used in the entire ORIOR Group was lowered by over 10 000 kilogrammes in 2023. Looking towards the future, we are confident that Rapelli will continue to achieve successes in the area of packaging as a result of these ongoing efforts.

So­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity

Management workshop

Every year, the ORIOR management staff meet together to discuss and work on current topics that are relevant to the ORIOR Group. In 2023, the meeting was held in Ticino and hosted by ORIOR’s salumeria specialist, Rapelli. One of the top items on the agenda was the assessment of which relevant sustainability topics will need to be addressed in the future. This assessment was conducted on the basis of a double materiality analysis, with all participants able to contribute specialist knowledge from their own units. The result was an updated list of material sustainability topics that will influence and guide our strategic work and reporting until 2025.