Corporate social responsibility

Improving the sustainability of its processes and products is a daily task for Suiker Unie. Royal Cosun’s sustainability programme is based on three pillars: Stakeholder Stewardship, Sustainable Sourcing & Agriculture, and Environmental Sustainability.

" Corporate Social Responsibility" 

 Stakeholder stewardship; supply chain responsibility

  • Forging sustainable relationships with consumers by encouraging healthy diets and active lifestyles.
  • Lowering the incident frequency to less than 10 in 2020.
  • Reducing local environmental complaints to two per annum per production site at most.


 Sustainable sourcing & agriculture; sustainable beet harvest

  • Achieving an average yield of 16.2 tonnes of sugar per hectare of sugar beet.
  • Sourcing 100% Bonsucro-certified cane sugar (or equivalent).
  • As from 2018, all the sugar beet growers work to SAI Gold level.


 Environmental sustainability; the environment and society

  • Reducing sugar production’s carbon footprint by 40% by 2020 in comparison with 1990.
  • Energy saving of 50% per tonne of sugar by 2020 in comparison with 1990.
Supply chain responsibility
Sustainable beet production
The environment and society
Green Circles
Site development
Facts & Figures