CSR IS THE CORE OF OUR DAILY POLICY AND THE BASIS OF OUR GROWTH. OUR CUSTOMERS WANT TO WORK WITH US BECAUSE WE CONCERNED FOR A HEALTHIER AND MORE PRODUCTIVE SOCIETY.
What are our ingredients?
Efficiency, responsibility and sustainability.
To be successful as a company, you must have an eye for the environment in which you operate. This is reflected in the way we treat our employees, suppliers and customers.
Through a continuous process of innovation and renewal, we want to manufacture and commercialize ever better products that meet the needs of the end consumer. Gold Meat responds to eating habits, current trends and local needs (regional products). Our products are produced with the highest quality standards.
We pay a lot of attention to our ecological footprint. Our production process is designed to be as energy efficient as possible and solar panels provide us with sustainable energy. Our waste water is also treated and our animal waste streams are converted into bio-energy.
Of course we save money by operating more efficiently, but the real reward is in the continuous flow of projects that raise awareness and inspire others as well. So we have clear long-term intentions. And want to look for and find answers in a structured way to the social challenges of today, but especially of tomorrow.
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WE ACTIVELY SEEK A DIALOGUE WITH OUR STAKEHOLDERS.
At Gold Meat we do business with respect for the environment and the surrounding area. Ecology and innovation are central to our long-term vision. We have respect for our customers, but also for future generations. We work together with various knowledge centers (UGent, UHasselt, VITO, KULeuven,..) and organizations. These synergies allow us to optimize processes, improve products and guarantee a better service.
Our knowledge of the market, contacts with consumers and input from our stakeholders are guiding principles for defining and realizing our objectives. This is how we keep our finger on the pulse:
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) IS INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT FOR BUSINESSES. BUT HOW DO YOU START THIS AS A COMPANY AND CONTINUE TO SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES IN ALL CSR ASPECTS AND CHALLENGES? AND HOW CAN YOU MAKE THE EFFORTS PROVIDED AND CONCRETE ACHIEVEMENTS MEASURABLE AND DEmonstrable?
Fenavian (Federation of the Belgian Meat Products Industry) took the lead in providing an answer to this. Gold Meat emerged as one of the pilot companies. With the support of the European Social Fund (ESF) and under the guidance of an external consultant (Anouk Van de Meulebroecke, sliding doors), Fenavian sat down with several stakeholders. Each party could indicate which challenges it saw as priorities for the sector in the pursuit of sustainability. This information was then bundled in a matrix and indicators were sought for the priority themes with which the theme in question can be monitored and the achievements made transparent.
The CSR sector passport, and thus the identification of the core themes, lowers the threshold for companies in the sector to get started with CSR. Through this sustainability report, Gold Meat tests this sector passport and we make our efforts visible as a source of inspiration for sector peers.