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Ostermundigen site: dynamic product loss management
Product losses during production are a key area of focus in Emmi’s commitment to sustainability. Such losses are visible in both waste and wastewater. At Emmi’s largest Swiss production site, in Ostermundigen, Berne, sensors in the wastewater now not only register product losses or discrepancies in wastewater quality but also report them automatically. An alarm signals to employees that they must investigate the cause and remedy it immediately following a defined schema. This development helps reduce food waste.
Projects such as dynamic product loss management at Ostermundigen are important from a sustainability perspective, as they prevent wastage of valuable resources and thus help reduce the cost of raw materials and wastewater treatment. The measure also has a relevant ethical-social component in the context of the food waste debate.