Each year, GNT produces more than 11,500 metric tons of EXBERRY concentrates from edible fruit, vegetables, and plants – enough to color more than 40bn servings of food and drink.
The company has unveiled a sustainability roadmap for 2030 to optimize its environmental and social impacts across its global operations. The full plans feature in GNT’s new ‘Sustainability Report 2021,’ which also includes information on its performance last year.
GNT said its sustainability strategy is built around four key pillars: better products, better operations, better agriculture, and better for people. It features 17 targets for 2030, including cutting the product environmental footprint for EXBERRY product ranges by 25% and reducing the intensity of factories’ CO2-equivalent emissions by at least 50%.
The company said it will soon be in a position to report on greenhouse gas emissions for 80% of EXBERRY products. Covering scopes 1, 2 and 3, this data will provide advantages for food and beverage brands as it will enable them to calculate final products’ total environmental footprint.
Rutger de Kort, sustainability manager at GNT Group B.V., said, “We’re positioning our EXBERRY brand as the most sustainable food coloring solution on the market. GNT is committed to driving industry standards higher than ever before by providing colors that deliver on cost-in-use, performance, naturalness, and sustainability. Achieving our goals won’t be easy, but we’re already making excellent progress across multiple areas.”