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No one knows a company better than its employees. We have used this fact for many years to boost its efficiency and cut its costs. After all, Emmi Operational Excellence (EOE) is fundamentally nothing more than an extensive employee suggestion scheme.

We are convinced that the knowledge of its employees is also necessary to make the company more sustainable, because in addition to the four priorities that are managed top-down, the foundations for many aspects of sustainability in the company’s daily operations are set by the 5,700 people who work at Emmi.

To ensure that these foundations are set properly, a broad understanding of sustainability must be created among employees. Besides continuous communication around smaller and larger sustainability projects along the value chain, we also use an annual sustainability motto to achieve this awareness.

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2018: We are proactive and not afraid of hard work – together

Only together can we achieve our targets. In 2018, Emmi therefore deliberately focused on cooperation – within the team, and across disciplines and countries. The Sustainability Competition looked for projects in which collective strength was used to promote Emmi in a sustainable manner in various respects and the company’s greatest experts were brought together.

2017: We are proactive, and not afraid of hard work – with focus

For the past ten years or so, Emmi’s culture has been expressed through five corporate values. “We are proactive (and not afraid of hard work)!” This value guarantees that Emmi tackles challenges bravely, openly and proactively. For all the challenges to be tackled, however, the importance of focusing on the essentials must never be forgotten. Emmi therefore sees 2017 as a year for focusing its activities across the board – not only with regard to sustainability. For example, this motto can be construed in the context of resource savings or leaner processes and product ranges.

2016: In motion at Emmi!

It’s not just Emmi that has a lot going on. The company is also constantly changing. One reason for this is a clearly defined growth strategy that is attracting an increasing number of new companies to the Emmi family. Another relates to major projects, such as the introduction of SAP. The changes are challenging Emmi employees at all levels, as they must demonstrate flexibility and support change or even initiate it themselves. In line with the company’s sustainability motto “In motion at Emmi!”, projects were sought that are conducive to physical, mental or structural flexibility.

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