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Emmi’s European Sites Go Green

Emmi’s European Sites Go Green
November 03
09:49 2017

Emmi, the Swiss and international dairy group, has committed to reducing its CO2 emissions by 25 % by 2020. As an initial measure, the company converted all its Swiss sites to sustainable power at the start of 2017 Emmi is now taking another major step by converting all its European sites to 100 % hydropower, thereby reducing its CO2 emissions by a further 17,500 tonnes per year.

Emmi is the leading Swiss milk processor and one of the most innovative premium dairies in Europe. In Switzerland, the company focuses on the development, production and marketing of a full range of dairy and fresh products as well as the production, ageing and trade of mainly Swiss cheeses. Outside Switzerland, Emmi concentrates on brand concepts and specialities in established European and North American markets, and increasingly in emerging markets outside of Europe. The primary focus in fresh products is on lifestyle, convenience and health products. In the cheese business, Emmi positions itself as the leading company worldwide for Swiss cheese. Emmi’s customers are the retail trade, the hospitality and catering sector and the food industry.

In Switzerland, the Emmi Group includes around 25 production sites of every size. Abroad, Emmi and its subsidiaries have a presence in 13 countries, seven of which have production facilities. Emmi exports products from Switzerland to around 60 countries.

In 2016, Emmi posted net sales of SFr3.259 billion and a net profit of SFr140 million. In the first half of 2017, it generated sales of SFr1.600 billion and a net profit of SFr66 million. The company employs nearly 5,900 staff (full-time equivalents), of which 3,000 are in Switzerland.

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