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Input

We use valuable resources in our chain

Human Capital

Short-term focus
Trained and motivated employees

Strong cooperation with business partners and veal farmers

Long-term focus
Good earning capacity for farmers

An inclusive and vital workforce

Natural capital

Short-term focus
Efficient use of energy, water and raw materials

Healthy calves

Long-term focus
Fully sustainable use of raw materials

Promotion of animal welfare

Social capital

Short-term focus
A good relationship with stakeholders

Long-term focus
Strategic partnerships

Intellectual capital

Short-term focus
Knowledge, quality and expertise

Strong brands and concepts

Long-term focus
Innovation

Dialogue with stakeholders

Input from the Management Board, employees, suppliers, customers and livestock farmers

ADDED VALUE

Our objective

To make optimal use of the strength of our chain.

Our ambition

To improve the reputation of our products and services, while demonstrating leadership in terms of quality and sustainability.

Our values

  • Committed

  • One step ahead

  • With an eye for quality

  • Responsible

Our business model

Raw dairy materials

270,000 tonnes of raw dairy materials produced
200,000 tonnes of raw dairy materials traded

We make raw dairy materials ourselves and trade in them. This is done by Melkweg (NL), Zoogamma (IT), Serum Italia (IT), Eurolat (DE) and Schils Food (NL). The raw dairy materials (such as low fat milk powder, whey fats and WPC) are used in all kinds of food and beverage applications. Examples include milk drinks, yogurts, desserts, ice cream, confectionery, baked goods and sports food. The products largely go to dairy producers, food producers and dairy product importers. 

Animal feed production

450,000 tonnes of calf milk produced
440,000 tonnes of muesli produced

Tentego (NL), Navobi (NL), Alpuro (NL), Schils (NL), Brons (NL), Alpuro Breeding (NL), Zoogamma (IT) and Kalmi Italia (IT) make and trade in animal feed. We make many different types: in addition to calf milk, muesli and concentrated feed, products are also made for lambs, sows, piglets and poultry. The products are sold both under our own brand name as well as private labels and go to both our own veal/livestock farmers within the VanDrie Group and to third parties.

Calf husbandry

1.5 million calves included
in our integration

Van Drie B.V (NL), Sobeval (FR), Schils France (FR), Vals (FR) and Van Drie Calf Husbandry (BE) are responsible for the acquisition and selection of calves. The organisation provides veal farmers with support from our own specialists and regional managers in the areas of animal healthcare, feeding and management.

Veal production

258,000 tonnes of veal produced

T. Boer & zn (NL), Ekro (NL), ESA (NL), Sobeval (FR) and Tendriade (FR) make veal. France, Italy and Germany are the largest sales markets for veal. We sell veal products to (meat) wholesalers, retailers, supermarkets, butchers, hotels, restaurants, cruise liners, caterers, industry, pharmaceutical companies and the institutional market. We use the following (brand) concepts for veal: VanDrie Controlled Quality Veal, Peter’s Farm, Vitender and Friander. In France, the brands Finesse de Veau and Tendriade are on the shelves. In addition, we have two convenience lines: JAN and Gourmet.

Beef production

37,000 tonnes of beef produced

Ameco (NL) produces beef. The company focuses on the traditional Dutch dual-purpose dairy cattle. The beef products go to retail and to the catering and food service industries.

Calf skins

1.3 million calf skins processed.

Oukro (NL) processes calf skins. The majority of those calf skins go to Italy. The calf skins then make their way to tanneries, and shoe, bag and clothing manufacturers.

Marketing and promotion

+/- 159 million consumers reached

We carry out the marketing and promotion of our products ourselves via the Veal Promotion Foundation (Stichting Promotie Kalfsvlees, SPK) (NL).  

Trends and developments

Governance

Our vision

Our market position

We actively connect with customers and consumers, we fulfil our customers’ wishes and we spread risks across our sales channels.

Sustainability

We limit the impact on the environment and the surroundings, we optimise our raw material flows and we prevent waste.

Animal health and welfare

We safeguard the intrinsic value of animals in the entire chain and improve animal health in general, and in so doing, reduce the use of antibiotics.

Food
Safety

We use our unique track & trace system,
expand our quality policy and limit risks of food safety violations.

Good employment practices

We train our employees to meet the high social and statutory requirements.

Impact

We aim to produce our food in a sustainable way. In order to feed the growing global population, food production must be carried out more efficiently without harming ecosystems. We actively provide information about sustainable and varied diets to help put an end to malnutrition. 

We play our part in ensuring good and decent work and believe that it’s important to protect labour rights and offer safe working environments. We strive for inclusive and sustainable economic growth. We
want to deliver high added value by means of modernisation and innovation. That way, we can make an impact in the countries where our companies are located.

We want to be a resilient company. We know that we need technological progress for that reason in order to achieve climate goals. We are investing in our technological development, research and innovation. One of the ways we are doing this is via public-private research.

We make our products in line with the motto of ‘producing better with less’. We are responsible for sustainable and efficient use of natural resources. In addition, we are committed to combating food waste and limiting waste production by means of recycling, reuse and prevention.

We are reducing our impact by reducing our CO2 emissions. We believe it is important that we raise awareness about climate action.

A successful agenda for sustainable development requires partnerships. We know that we are dependent in that regard. We therefore collaborate actively with our stakeholders on all kinds of levels. We want to make an impact via effective public and social partnerships.