Dodoni achieves Top 10% rating in sustainability
Dodoni, the leading Greek dairy and best-selling Greek Feta PDO brand, now ranks within the Top 10% of global dairy peers in terms of sustainability.
Based on the latest independent assessment and rating by EcoVadis, Dodoni has realised its new global-leading score for the way it works with and supports its suppliers, the company’s corporate social responsibility programme and its employment and ethical policies.
For over 57 years Dodoni has recognised and valued the important role it plays in the wider community, procuring milk from over 5,500 local farmers in Greece, and now also in Cyprus, and providing employment to more than 800 employees. Dodoni is recognised for the dedicated support program to its farmers and its superior efforts in helping the farmers to increase the milk quality and volume whilst maintaining strict animal welfare and quality criteria, and aiming to limit the impact on the environment. Dodoni collaborates with many of its farmers over several generations and accepts milk from even the smallest farmers who otherwise would not be able to sell their milk, their limited size rendering them too small for industrial dairy producers. It is one of many ways that Dodoni supports the local community.
Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has become the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, having created a network of over 75.000 companies. EcoVadis’ methodology is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000, covering 200 spend categories and 160+ countries. Through its Sustainability Scorecard, performance is measured across 21 indicators in four themes: environment, labor & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.
Mr Tom Seepers, CEO of Dodoni stated: “In the Greek language, Dodoni’s corporate motto is the Taste of Good (which can be loosely translated as the Taste of Goodness), underlining not only what great tasting food is about, but also that acting in the right way and doing good, is what we as a Company are about. The Dodoni team are proud to be ranked amongst the top 10 of our peers globally and look forward to increasing our efforts even further. Greece is recognised throughout the world for its high-quality, pure and great-tasting food ingredients. We believe that Greek companies also can lead the world in terms of sustainability, and are convinced of the obvious connection between the two.”