Sustainability

In Neuenegg near Bern, we develop and produce foodstuffs that have been family favourites in Swiss households for generations. What started out small and simple 150 years ago is today a production centre with state-of-the-art facilities. Our high quality standards ensure that Wander products always deliver maximum taste. And the same is true of the industrial products that we manufacture for the food industry. We try to be as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible in every stage of the process. 

We want to be an expert partner in the field of high-quality food for both our customers and the industry. We are committed to quality, the environment and social responsibility.

Engagements

UTZ

Wander buys UTZ certified cocoa to support sustainable cocoa farming. The UTZ programme promotes sustainability through efficient farming methods that improve the harvests of UTZ certified producers. 

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RSPO certification – Sustainable palm oil

Wander is also focussed on sustainability in the cultivation of vegetable oils. Where possible, it uses sunflower or rapeseed oil in its products. However, to ensure that a product can be spread easily, we occasionally have to use palm oil.

The palm oil we use is certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and originates exclusively from sustainable farming.
Among other things, RSPO plantations commit to a ban on forest clearing in important natural habitats for plants and animals. RSPO also supports fair pay for smallholders and provides them with funding.
 

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ClimatePartner

Wander constantly reduces its carbon emissions. In addition, Wander compensates all unavoidable CO2 emissions from its packaging. Wander works with ClimatePartner for this purpose and supports a certified carbon Offset project for water purification in Odisha, India.

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Renewable energy – Green electricity

Renewable energy – Green electricity

 

Wander uses electricity from renewable sources. All electricity comes from Swiss hydropower and is labelled with the corresponding Guarantee of Origin.

Wander has been purchasing green electricity from naturemade star since 2004. The label stands for environmentally friendly energy production from renewable sources. Wander uses 1 million kWh of green electricity per year, the average annual consumption of 500 Swiss households (two people in an apartment, hot water included in utilities).

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FSC certified packaging

Wander uses Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cardboard packaging to protect the environment. The FSC is a global, non-profit organisation.

The FSC has defined a set of core principles to promote sustainable, responsible forestry. These aim to protect the forests from overexploitation and destruction and to ensure their long-term survival through good forest management.

Caritas

Caritas promotes healthy eating for people in need and is committed to equal health opportunities in Switzerland. In the Caritas markets, people who are affected by poverty are guaranteed to find a range of everyday products at rock bottom prices. Wander AG supports the Caritas Market cooperative by offering its products at greatly reduced prices.

Schweizer Tafel

Wander AG gives food to Schweizer Tafel. Every month, it sends a crate of tea, cereals, Ovomaltine powder and other drinks to the non-profit organisation. The products are given to people in need in Switzerland.

SGE

Wander is a sponsoring member of the Swiss Society for Nutrition (SGE), cementing its commitment to healthy eating in Switzerland.

ICI (International Cocoa Initiative)

Wander is a member of the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), which is comprised of non-governmental organisations, unions and representatives from the chocolate industry. In partnership with the authorities in the respective countries, the Initiative has sought to improve the living conditions of cocoa farmers and their families since 2002.

ETP (Ethical Tea Partnership)

As a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), Wander AG buys tea only from plantations that belong to the programme. The ETP has been monitoring social and ecological conditions on tea plantations since 1997. It aims to improve the living conditions of workers on these plantations.

Save the Children

Save the Children is one of the largest independent children’s rights organisations in the world and has been committed to promoting children’s rights since 1919. Save the Children ensures that children in more than 120 countries have access to medical treatment, food, education and protection, no matter what their gender, origin or beliefs. Save the Children is Zewo certified. 

UNICEF

Many girls in the tea region of Assam suffer from nutrition-related anaemia. The mortality rate of mothers and children in this area is also very high. Wander supports UNICEF projects. The United Nations Children’s Fund helps around 7,000 of these girls in partnership with ABITA (Assam Branch of the India Tea Association). It ensures the girls have access to better nutrition and medical treatment.