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  • Royal Wessanen nv Wessanen & sustainability 25 July 2012www.wessanen.co @RoyalWessanen
  • What is organic?! Strict criteria to be allowed to be labelled organic Demonstrably free from GMO, pesticides and growth hormones Strict rules on animal welfare Severe restrictions on fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides Severe restrictions on additives and processing aids All about being produced and processed in line with organic principles Organic products promote health and well-being Holding benefits for the planet and for future generations All about nutrition and taste ! Organic food is controlled by a unique European certification system At Wessanen, our vision is to make our organic brands most desired in Europe nd en tial a san ess work.” nab ility i ur daily “Sustai part of o al natur 2
  • Wessanen’s Strategy ARENAS  Healthy & sustainable nutrition through organic food in EuropeSTAGING VEHICLES Boost growth of current  Own/build organic business and resolve ‘big pioneering brands in all bets’ (OGSM!) ECONOMIC LOGIC relevant food channels At least one major  Preferred brands that can  Focus on sizeable, growing acquisition p.a. command a premium markets and categories Divest non-core businesses  European scale (COGS, where organic creates value at sensible speed innovation, expertise)  Acquire businesses with strong brands and European potential DIFFERENTIATORS  Preferred brands and impactful innovation  Superior product quality  Orchestration of a fast, flexible and efficient value chain  We are Europe’s No 1 and committed to Organic: our people have credibility and expertise (OEC) and we provide the most comprehensive thought leadership, service, consumer insight, product range 3
  • Attractiveness organic food markets European organic food an attractive, growing segment  Size €21 bn; 2011 growth around 6%  <3% of total European food market Increasing consumer appreciation Still low per capita consumption  European Union <€30> p.a. Consumers increasingly convinced of benefits of organic food regarding health, taste and environment Grocery and HFS channels developing at different growth path  Decline percentage of households shopping in HFS channel in the Netherlands halted 4
  • Wessanen Business principles Compliance with laws: being a responsible partner in society, acting with integrity towards all stakeholders and others who can be affected by our activities Environment: in line with commitment to sustainable development, we will do all that is reasonable and practicable to minimise adverse effects on the environment Product safety: we aim at all times to supply safe products and services Free market competition: we support free market competition as basis of conducting business; we observe applicable competition laws and regulations Child, bonded and forced labour: under no circumstances we are making use of forced or bonded labour; we do not employ children in violation of relevant conventions of ILO Human rights: we support and respect human rights and strive to ensure that our activities do not make it an accessory to infringements of human rightsWe expect suppliers and business partners to comply with the above principles 5
  • Commitment to minimise environmental impact Committed to minimising impact on environment by measuring and monitoring the effects of our operations All our organic products are free of GMO We are working on reducing our CO2 footprint and usage of water Additionally, organic products do not use pesticides, therefore contributing to a decrease ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard for embedding processes to analyse and reduce our impact on the environment for .com sanen w.wes at w w formation nal in such as et dditio ct she A ty, nce fa nabili forma sustai table | Per 3 GR I G 6
  • Wessanen’s supply chain 7
  • Palm oil - member RSPO Palm oil is important, versatile raw material for food  Only be cultivated in tropical areas of Asia, Africa and South America  Concerns that demand causing expansion of plantations into eco-sensitive areas Since March 2011 Member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)  Global multi-stakeholder initiative  Encouraging sustainable production/use palm oil  Wessanen commits to organisation’s objectives In 2011, we developed policy to govern palm oil sourcing and guidelines for implementation in partnership with our suppliers Committed to switching palm oil to RSPO certified sustainable palm oil during 2012-13  RSPO certified segregated palm oil for organic  GREEN PALM certificates for conventional 8
  • Organic Expertise Centre (OEC) We established our internal expertise - named OEC - in 2010  To stimulate exchange of knowledge / experience that is widely available within Wessanen  To educate and inspire our internal / external stakeholders in organic values Specialists join forces and work on pan-European issues To legitimise our position in organic world by championing the organic case Focal areas will be:  Training (incl. training package for newcomers) and founding Organic Academy  Knowledge building by teaming up with external researchers and experts  Lobbying to promote organic food  Communication for more general awareness / knowledge of organic food 9
  • Employee engagement  2012 Leadership development programme  Top-65  Focus on strategy execution, connected leadership  Employee turnover is key focus area  Competency model deployed  Defines behaviour expectations for all employees  Translates ambitions/values into behaviour conventions and skills100% 120 875% 6 8050% 4 4025% 2 0% 0 0 Executives Managers Associates 2009 2010 2011 2009 2010 2011 10 Men Women Injury severity rate Injury frequency rate