Sustainable Cheese Production

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Sustainable Cheese Production: The Environmental Improvement Programme of “Marin
French Cheese Company”
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Executive Summary
Every human activity has a corresponding consequence upon the environment. Business is a
great part of the economy and uses a lot of natural resources. Hence, it falls under the
responsibility to contribute towards conservation of environmental resources. This paper studies
how a German cheese making company addresses its environmental and social issues with the
implementation of an Environmental Improvement Programme. With the accomplishment of
various targets enshrined in the programme Bergader aims at reducing its emission of
greenhouse gases and its amended business operation practices directed towards using less
energy so that there is a profound impact not only the improvement in climatic conditions but
also helps in saving more money for organisations increasing its profit margin.
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Table of Contents
Introduction..................................................................................................................................... 4
Overview of Bergader..................................................................................................................... 4
Environmental effects of Bergader................................................................................................. 5
Social effects of Bergader............................................................................................................... 6
Overview of the Environment Improvement Programme (EIP 2016)............................................ 7
Components of the Environment Improvement Programme.......................................................... 8
Carbon footprint.......................................................................................................................... 8
Practices to be Included in the EIP ............................................................................................. 8
Cost- Benefit Analysis of the Environmental Improvement Programme of Bergader................. 11
Effect of Bergader’s Environment programme on its business.................................................... 13
Key miles stone in its implementation.......................................................................................... 15
Conclusion .................................................................................................................................... 16
Reference List............................................................................................................................... 17
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Introduction
Sustainability is the demand of the hour and has been the prime concern of all manufacturers
doing business all over the world irrespective of their size of operation. Every human activity has
a corresponding social and environmental consequence and this makes it all the more important
to undertake certain measures which can make positive contribution towards human
development. Manufacturing is one of the largest contributors towards environmental and social
damage (Kluin, 2014). Hence, it is the greatest concern for them to address issues of
sustainability. This has brought to light the relationship between manufacturing operations and
natural environment and its influence over the decision-making among industrial communities.
Managing business operation so that they are sustainable requires a balance between economic
and environmental, societal goals. Such initiatives require policies and practices which can
support its implementation (Rosen and Kishway, 2012).
Many dairy processors, farmers, cheese manufacturing company and consumers have expressed
their concern regarding energy consumption by this sector and the issue of global sustainability
with respect to milk and cheese production. The utilisation of energy is directly related to the
cost of production, thus, affecting the profitability of the concerned firms. There has been a
growing concern regarding within the consumers and purchasers regarding the environmental
impact of the various dairy products that they are purchasing from the market. Now-a-days if an
organisation is not transparent regarding their business operation or provides very little
knowledge regarding the effect of their business operation upon environment and societies then
it only degrades their reputation as a brand towards their target customer (Isik and Yasar, 2015).
It is a fact that much of the energy consumption is associated with the production of green house
gases. Hence, using less energy directly impacts not only the improvement in climatic conditions
but also helps in saving more money for organisations increasing its profit margin.
Overview of Bergader
Bergader is one of the oldest Cheese manufacturing companies in Germany. The company is
based in Bavaria and has been in the business since 1902 (Bergader, 2016). Basil 


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