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. This has been demonstrated by the company gaining the ROSPA President’s Award for providing a safe working environment for the last 15 years.
We are members of the Food and Drink Federations Climate Change Agreement. We have recently switched all our electricity supply to renewable sources. We are committed to energy reduction and our current target is to reduce energy use per tonne by 8.5% by the end of 2020 from a 2019 baseline.
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 and WRAP to help reduce water use in the Food and Drink sector. Our current target is to reduce water use per tonne by 7.0% by 2020 from a 2019 baseline.
We are committed to waste elimination, reduction and recycling. We are signatories to the Courtauld Commitment 3, a Government funded resource efficiency and waste reduction agreement, and are working with WRAP, our supply chain and the other signatories to achieve the agreements targets. 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.
We are very proud to say that for many years our chosen charities have been two very worthy causes - Martin House Children's Hospice and The Prince of Wales Hospice; these hospices provide care for individuals of all ages and support for their families too.
Both charities are local to our business and we have worked closely with them for several years now and supported their fundraising events.
Having celebrated 25 years of working alongside The Prince of Wales Hospice in 2019, HARIBO marked this significant milestone by handing over the keys to a brand-new Fiat 500, which was raffled off in honour of the Hospice’s 30th anniversary.
All funds raised will enable the organisation to continue its valuable work providing palliative care and assistance for local people in their time of need.
For further information about the Prince of Wales Hospice and the vital work that they deliver to the community in the West Yorkshire area, please visit the website: www.pwh.org.uk
With six 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 six 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 London Designer Outlet – St Luke’s Hospice
- HARIBO shop Clarks Village, Somerset – Children’s Hospice – South West
- HARIBO shop McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Cheshire Oaks – Hospice of the Good Shepherd
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.