24 May 2023

Planted publishes second sustainability report

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Pioneering work for a sustainable future with plant-based proteins

Kemptthal, Switzerland, May 24, 2023- Planted, leading Swiss foodtech innovator in plant-based proteins, is proud to announce the publication of its highly anticipated second sustainability report. This report demonstrates the company's commitment to revolutionizing the perception of meat by promoting plant-based proteins and its relentless pursuit of sustainability, taste and health.

Planted's main goal is to stimulate a paradigm shift from animal to plant proteins by offering plant-based meat products that set a new taste standard, with only natural ingredients, no additives and with a juicy, meaty texture. In this way, Planted wants to give people the opportunity to make sustainable, healthy and delicious protein choices every day.

The second sustainability report serves as a comprehensive overview of Planted's remarkable achievements to date and provides an insightful outlook on the company's future direction. The report underscores Planted's unwavering commitment to prioritizing taste, environmental stewardship, pricing and health to create sustainable change in the food system.

Key highlights of Planted's second sustainability report include:

Climate innovation:

Awarded the renowned Green Business Award Switzerland

Labeling the carbon and water footprint of products on packaging that has up to 87% fewer CO2 equivalent emissions and 90% less water consumption compared to animal-based products

Pioneering work for the first corporate carbon footprint according to the GHG protocol, which covers all areas


Strengthening local sourcing through extensive testing of pure Swiss pea protein

No ingredients that come from rainforest areas

Firm commitment to abstaining from palm oil and genetically modified organisms (GMOs)


The main production facility is powered by 100% renewable energy

Impressive 100% cardboard recycling rate and zero landfill waste

Demonstrating the circular economy in action by upcycling sunflower oil industry by-products

Introduction of environmentally friendly delivery methods for web shop deliveries, including the use of electric cars or emissions offsetting for the DACH region


Introducing 80% recycled PET in Swiss sales packaging, resulting in a significant 66% reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions

Using responsibly sourced materials, such as FSC-certified cardboard and wooden skewers

Introducing 100% recyclable webshop packaging and reusable cooling pads

Team & Community:

A diverse team of 246 Planted employees from 28 nations, promoting a multicultural and inclusive work environment

Gender equality with 43% women in leadership positions

With an impressive Employee Net Promoter Score of 8.3 out of 10, which indicates high employee satisfaction and recommendation as an employer

Welcoming more than 2500 visitors to Planted's transparent glasshouse manufacturing facility in Switzerland, promoting transparency and community engagement

Planted believes strongly in combining sustainability and exceptional taste. The second sustainability report demonstrates the company's unwavering commitment to its vision of transforming the food landscape into a sustainable one. Planted invites all stakeholders to work together for a more sustainable future through the power of plant-based proteins.

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