HiPP is not only interested in providing excellent baby food products from gentle-to-the-environment ingredients, it is also highly interested in environmental protection.
Preserving biodiversity is, together with climate change, one of society’s greatest challenges. The global loss of species and the subsequent projected long-term economic consequences are startling. HiPP is dependent upon functioning ecosystems for its organic product line. To reduce the risks and create new opportunities, HiPP has integrated the topic of biological diversity into its corporate sustainability management system.
HiPP is one of the founding members of the ‘Biodiversity in Good Company’ Initiative and has been actively participating in projects from the beginning. As a company, HiPP is not only interested in doing its part to protect biodiversity and contribute to a sustainable and livable future, but it advocates for an open dialog among the society, the business world and politics.
As one of the leading global manufacturers of organic food, it is in HiPP’s interest to protect its materials supply and therefore biodiversity. For this reason, HiPP procures its supplies from organic farms that operate in harmony with nature and are actively opposed to green gene engineering. Additionally, HiPP has been taking the following measures to protect biodiversity:
HiPP’s ingredients sources are site where the environment is protected. This baby food manufacturer is one of Germany’s pioneers of ecological farming.
For more than 50 years, HiPP has been procuring the materials it needs to produce high-quality baby food from organic farms. To maintain such production standards and to expand its product line, HiPP is reliant upon organic agricultural practices and sound ecosystems. It is with this in mind that the company supports the projects listed above in sustainable business practices. Today, more than 6,000 organic farmers cultivate HiPP’s fruit and vegetables on over 15,000 ha of land. This means that 15,000 ha of ground and ca. 122.5 million cubic meters of groundwater are free of artificial fertilizers and pesticides.
A consistent shift towards renewable energy (biomass power stations, biogas plants, green energy, solar power, and full thermal insulation) has enabled HiPP to operate a completely CO2 neutral headquarters and manufacturing plant in Pfaffenhofen, Germany. This equates to a CO2 reduction of over 13,000 tons per year.
HiPP was honoured as an outstanding enterprise for its EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) environmental management system. Among other things, the company was awarded for being engaged in dialogues with numerous initiatives and associations, including 'Biodiversity in Good Company'
Baby food, Baby care
Global turnover 2014
600 million Euro