SUSTAINABILITYBeet sugar as part of a sustainable diet

Sustainability considerations are increasingly being linked with the way we eat. Sugar is a natural product which has always had a fixed part in our diets. It provides energy and treats us to special moments which make our day-to-day lives that little bit sweeter.

FOR A SUSTAINABLE DIETNutrition is individual – enjoy diversity.

We want to contribute to consumers being able to choose a diet that is tailored to their own needs – one that also includes enjoyment. This requires nutritional competence based on scientific facts. Eating sustainably means enjoying a variety of foods and not excluding any nutrient from the outset. This also applies to sugar. Beet sugar has numerous functions in food. It is not just about sweetness, but rather about texture, shelf life and browning of food.

Meanwhile, more and more sugar alternatives are emerging on the market. Beet sugar or alternative sweeteners? Find out which is the more sustainable choice here: Fact Sheet (PDF, approx. 420 KB).

About our beet sugar

Watch our video clip (external link, YouTube) to find out how sugar meets different dietary requirements. Video Clip (externer Link, YouTube).

Zero Waste

The way in which we treat food is part and parcel of a sustainable diet. Sugar is a natural product with no best-before date. Stored correctly, it will keep indefinitely. This means nothing needs to be thrown away – and that helps to reduce food waste.

When we produce sugar, we also use 100% of our beet. In our view, beet is a wonder of the natural world because we can use every single part of it. As well as giving us sugar, it can be processed to make animal feed in the form of pressed pulp, dried pulp or molasses. We even reuse the water which we extract from the beet in our production processes. This makes it a great example of circularity and waste prevention – and a contribution towards the EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy.