At HARIBO we aim to minimise the impact we have on the environment and to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. We aim to have sustainable development at the core of all our operations including:
Corporate Responsibility (CR)
HARIBO’s corporate responsibility focuses not only on the highest quality and product safety, but also on environmental and climate responsibility and human rights standards.
We are committed to provide high standards of safety within our manufacturing sites for our employees and visitors.
We are members of the Food and Drink Federations Climate Change Agreement. All of our electricity supply is provided by renewable sources.
We have installed a sophisticated monitoring system which allows us to analyse where and when we are using energy (electricity, gas, water, compressed air). We monitor all our main supplies and are constantly expanding the system to help us tackle energy use in particular areas.
Ongoing we are investing in new processes and looking at ways to reduce and reuse our water. We work with the Food and Drink Federation to help reduce water use in the Food and Drink sector.
We are committed to waste elimination, reduction and recycling. We are also members of the UK Plasics Pact, working across industry to reduce the damage caused by plastics. We have invested in waste segregation facilities within our factory and offices. All of our packing is marked with a reminder to always bin or recycle empty packaging. We have worked hard to achieve ZERO waste to landfill and have succeeded in meeting this target for the last 4 years.
We work closely with our suppliers and logistics partner to ensure we minimise the impact any transportation has on the environment. Our main distributer of finished product is also committed to minimising its impact on the environment.
We encourage our employees to use sustainable modes of transport – walking, cycling or public transport. We run an annual Cycle to Work scheme giving our employees the opportunity to purchase a bike for commuting at reduced costs. We have also updated our Company car scheme to offer PHEV vehicles.
At Haribo UK we aim to procure all goods and services in a responsible and sustainable manner. We consider social, economic, health, safety, environmental, food safety and quality issues at every stage of our supply chain. By working with our suppliers, customers, internal stakeholders and sector organisations we can implement improvements.
We want our staff, customers, suppliers and neighbours to be aware of what we do and what impact this has on the environment. Our staff take part in regular awareness sessions, covering environmental, health, safety and quality issues. We work with our suppliers, partners and other industry bodies to help reduce our impact throughout the supply chain. We are also members of the Food and Drink Federation.
To help tackle litter we worked closely with the local council and the Love Where You Live campaign to replace the litter bins in the immediate area in which we operate in Pontefract. We now have three branded bins.
An anti-littering symbol is printed on all our packaging to encourage our customers to dispose of their litter responsibly. We all love a treat, but if you can’t reuse or recycle the packaging please always bin it where possible.
HARIBO sweets always aim to raise a smile. From the famous slogan ‘Kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of HARIBO’, which has been part of the brands TV advertising since it launched in 1994, right through to the most recent award winning creative that showcases adults talking with kids’ voices!
Each advert celebrates our inner child by capturing the happy and playful side within us all, bringing to life the fun and childlike enthusiasm that people have for HARIBO.
Through its fun and playful adverts that always raise a smile, HARIBO captures and celebrates the love that people have for HARIBO and its products.
As a popular confectionery brand HARIBO recognises the importance of always taking a responsible approach when marketing and advertising its products – in the creative way in which its adverts are produced and through the channels it uses to communicate.
Acting in line with current regulations, HARIBO adheres to all standards set out by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP). Directing advertising to gatekeepers HARIBO does not advertise in any media primarily directed to children under 16 years.
HARIBO also positions its products as treats to be enjoyed in moderation and through its adverts celebrates variety, so that consumers can make the choices that are right for them and their families.
As a family-run business, community and charity are very close to our heart.
We are very proud to have supported Martin House Children’s Hospice, who provide care for children with life limiting illnesses, for many years. They provide care to individuals of all ages and support for their families across Yorkshire, and we are pleased to increase our support moving into 2023 for this very worthy cause.
Team HARIBO took part in Martin House’s Dragon Boat Race in July 2022, which raised over £81,000! This goes a long way towards delivering care to the young people at the Hospice, providing activities such as Art and Music Therapy, and enables their expert community team to visit families in their own homes.
In 2022, we also supported the local Prince of Wales Hospice during their annual events and with a group of HARIBO colleagues taking part in their Three Peaks Challenge.
Our Grocery Aid support is ongoing for 2023, after achieving a Gold Award for our involvement in 2022, This was awarded for HARIBO involvement in GroceryAid’s 10 mile boat raced across Lake Windermere and cross-border cycling challenge from London to Paris.
After the successful launch of HARIBO’s Happiness Together Fund in partnership with Wakefield Community Foundation, we are excited to be launching the second year of our fund in 2023. In the first year, this fund supported seven local projects in the Wakefield area receiving invaluable funding to projects and events that brought generations together and created many moments of childlike happiness.
With nine stores across the country, HARIBO has chosen to take its support for worthy causes even further with charity collection tins now proudly situated at the till point in each shop.
Chosen by team members, HARIBO will champion causes which are local to each store. It is hoped that every contribution, large or small, will have a positive impact on the fantastic work that each organisation undertakes.
The nine chosen charities are:
- HARIBO shop, Pontefract – Prince of Wales Hospice
- HARIBO shop McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, York – Martin House Hospice
- HARIBO shop McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Ashford – Pilgrims Hospice
- HARIBO shop Clarks Village, Somerset – Children’s Hospice – South West
- HARIBO shop McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Cheshire Oaks – Hospice of the Good Shepherd
- HARIBO shop Designer Outlet, West Midlands - Katherine House Hospice
- HARIBO shop Designer Outlet, East Midlands - John Eastwood Hospice Trust
- HARIBO shop Braintree Village, Essex - Rainbow Trust
- HARIBO shop McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Swindon - CALM, Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Movement
This latest gesture builds upon the longer-term support that HARIBO continues to offer to charitable organisations throughout the UK and also in West Yorkshire, home to its UK Headquarters.
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