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Towards a more sustainable future

We have been a cheese family since 1920. From a traditional cheese trader to a specialist in ripening, cutting, grating and packaging of hard and semi-hard cheeses. You could say that when we talk about cheese, we are talking about everything that we love and that drives us to expand our boundaries every day. 

It is this search for new opportunities and progress that led to our new sustainable development strategy, Vepo Forward. Social issues such as climate change, the protein transition and the use of plastic are impossible to miss. These themes resonate with Vepo Cheese. While we are very proud of our product, we are also aware of the impact of cheese, packaging and our business processes on the climate and the environment.

By launching Vepo Forward, we are introducing a strategy for sustainable business development. Innovation and cooperation with suppliers are key drivers towards achieving our 2030 targets. On the basis of four strategic pillars, we take responsibility and assume our role as producer, as chain partner and as employer.

Our sustainability pillars

Sustainable product assortment

Healthy and sustainably produced product assortment

We have been making cheese for 100 years. A great product, but also one that could be more sustainable. Cheese has a considerable impact on the climate. This is due to the CO2 emissions from the cheese production chain, from cow to cheese.

Circular packaging

Reducing, reusing and recycling packaging

We supply our products worldwide in various forms and packaging. However, a lot of packaging also means a lot of plastic. A material that ends up in the waste after use, and in some areas can also contribute to the problem of ‘plastic soup’.


Climate-neutral organisation

Reducing energy consumption, sustainable transport and reducing waste

Our products are made in Bodegraven and Oudewater. The production process does not consume a lot of energy, but we want to reduce CO2 emissions as much as possible. Moreover, we can take immediate steps towards making our sites more sustainable.

Safety & Well-being

A safe, healthy and inspiring work environment

There would be no cheese without our employees. This is why we continually strive to create a safe, personal and committed working environment.

Safety is deliberately our top priority: all our employees must be able to do their jobs in a safe and healthy manner.

Contributing to Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Vepo Cheese wants to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. These 17 goals are also known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and focus on achieving a sustainable and inclusive world by 2030.

We have chosen SDGs with which we can make the biggest impact with our products and business processes.

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