Bühler joins global ranks of the World Council for Sustainable Development

Swiss-headquartered Bühler has confirmed it has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global network of businesses focused on providing populations with food and mobility solutions.

As the company revealed, connecting with the global organisation of 200 companies will enable it to make a real impact on global corporate sustainability with regard to supporting international communities.

“We are delighted to join WBCSD and to help contribute to their mission to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world via the realisation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We want our customers to be successful, we want everyone to have access to safe and healthy food, and we want to live in a climate that supports and sustains them and future generations. No one can manage the task of sustainable food production or sustainable mobility on their own,” Stefan Scheiber, (pictured below) Bühler CEO, said.

“Innovations are key to driving change, and these are sparked with broad, inclusive collaborative networks. We have been joining forces with conscientious market participants to scale innovations for years and the move to join WBCSD’s innovative network is an important step to furthering our sustainable business goals, and most importantly, in developing new means to feed to world.”

Every day, two billion people enjoy foods produced on Bühler equipment; and one billion people travel in vehicles manufactured with parts produced with our machinery. Bühler technologies and solutions are used in the global production and processing of grains, corn, rice, pasta, pulses, cereal, chocolate, snacks, wafers, coffee, and feed for fish, pets, and livestock. They are also used for smart phones, solar panels, diapers, cosmetics, banknotes, energy-efficient buildings, eye glasses, and more. Having this global relevance, Bühler is in an ideal position to address some of the world’s pressing challenges and transform them into sustainable business solutions.

Peter Bakker, WBCSD president and CEO, said: “WBCSD is pleased to welcome Bühler as our newest member. We are dedicated to working towards a transformation of the key systems across society, and this can only be achieved in collaboration with companies across the full value chain. Bühler’s focus on technology can be a real game-changer in sustainability terms. We are keen to begin working together.”

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development is a CEO-led organisation of over 200 companies working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. The WBCSD galvanises the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society, and the environment. Together with its members, who represent all business sectors, the council shares best practices on sustainable development issues and develops innovative tools that change the status quo.

Ian Roberts, Bühler CTO (main image), said: “Industry must step up and take responsibility for reducing environmental impacts. We are already hitting planetary boundaries. Now – more than ever – it is time to take decisive action to ensure quality of life today and for future generations. In joining the world’s most responsible business leaders in WBCSD, we are broadening our collaborative approach to bringing about the sustainable turnaround that we so urgently need.”

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