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2018

December

  • Favourite farmers chosen

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    Emmi and dairy farmers belong together. This is demonstrated by the “Farmers as ambassadors” campaign. Some 60 Emmi milk suppliers are presented to the public, with everyone able to support their favourite by voting for them online. Brothers Aaron and Jonas Ruprecht, who run a dairy and arable farm with 95 Holstein cows, receive the most votes.

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november

  • Subsidiaries move closer to their parent

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    After a project to introduce SAP as the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for all Emmi’s Swiss sites, the systems at the foreign subsidiaries are to be integrated more closely with those of their parent company over the next few years. This will be made possible by a standardised, lean ERP system. The first go live at Emmi UK in London is a success.

october

  • Scoring points with naturalness

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    The easy-to-prepare Gerber fondue has been extremely popular since the 1960s. The recipe of this classic dish has now been adapted in line with the trend towards making products as natural as possible. It no longer contains emulsifiers, which were previously used to enhance the stability and shelf life of the product.

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  • Joining forces in Italy

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    Over the past eight years, Emmi has acquired no less than three dessert manufacturers in the greater Milan area. They are now united under one roof: Emmi Dessert Italia. This is the first time that Emmi has carried out such a comprehensive merger of different companies outside Switzerland. The bundling of know-how and innovative strength will support the continued successful development of the dessert business.

september

  • From the mountains to Kaltbach

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    The people of Graubünden are rightly proud of their mountain cheese. There are many different varieties, mostly from small producers. One of the cheeses has made it to Kaltbach. Thirty farmers from across the region supply their milk to Lataria Engiadinaisa in Bever – one of the highest dairies in Europe. There, the milk is made into mountain cheese according to a tried-and-tested recipe and stored for 70 days before being sent to the Kaltbach cave for refinement.

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august

  • Original Swiss milk

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    The milk in Emmi products comes from 6,000 farmers all over Switzerland – from Vaud to Grisons, from Schaffhausen to Uri. Each of these regions has its own characteristics, not least when it comes to language. The wide range of dialects are part of Swiss culture, and for many people form part of their personal identity. With milk packaging in twelve different dialects, Emmi brings this popular topic to the breakfast table in autumn 2018.

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july

  • Mittelland Molkerei on the path to carbon neutrality

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    Emmi aims to reduce its global CO2 emissions by 25 % by 2020. With the connection of the Mittelland Molkerei in Suhr to the local district heating network, it takes a major step towards achieving this target. The annual COemissions will thus be reduced by 80 % or 5,000 tonnes from 2020.

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 June                

  • We plant a forest

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    The tree symbolises Emmi’s sustainability efforts. As part of the Company Challenge sustainability competition, three apprentices develop a project dedicated to the tree. They motivate around 450 employees at the Ostermundigen site to plant a tree. Over 300 larches, Douglas firs and oaks are planted in the storm-damaged Bremgarten forest in Berne.

    emmi.com/nachhaltigkeit

  • Interest in the global goat’s milk market confirmed

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    Emmi has held a stake in Dutch goat’s and sheep’s milk product trader AVH dairy trade B.V. since 1 January 2013. The company plays an important role in Emmi’s international goat’s milk network. The stake is now being increased from 75 % to 90 %.

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  • Changing the good for the better

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    What began as a simple tidying-up operation has greatly influenced Emmi’s working culture and economic success over the past decade: the Emmi Operational Excellence (EOE) optimisation programme. The importance of this programme is recognised with an anniversary celebration in Kirchberg.

April

  • A breath of fresh air on Emmi’s Board of Directors

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    Christina Johansson and Alexandra Post Quillet, two proven managers with international experience, succeed Stephan Baer and Josef Schmidli, who do not stand for re-election to the Board.

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March

  • Protein-rich dairy perform well

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    Dairy products containing high-quality proteins are still very popular, leading Emmi to further expand its activities in this area. The new addition in the spring is lactose-free skimmed milk within the “good day” range. It contains 7 % protein, twice as much as ordinary milk.

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February

    January      

    • End of collaboration with “siggi’s”

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      The shareholders of The Icelandic Milk & Skyr Corporation (“siggi’s”) decided to sell the company to French milk processor Lactalis. As a result, Emmi and siggi’s end their collaboration after six successful years.

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    • Commitment to Tunisia strengthened

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      Kaiku, which is part of the Emmi Group, has held a stake in the second-largest Tunisian milk processor, Centrale Laitière de Mahdia SA (“Vitalait”), since 2012. Emmi and the other Kaiku shareholders decide to increase their stake in Vitalait from 45.4 % to 54.7 %, and then to 64.0 % in 2021.

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    2017

    December

    • There’s rarely any routine or boredom – even after 47 years.

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      Around 20 % of employees have been with Emmi for more than 20 years. Christian Zaugg has been with the company the longest. He represents a whole host of employees who have supported Emmi for decades, and the cheese dispatcher in Kirchberg will continue to contribute his expertise and experience to the company in 2018.

    November      

    • Emmi cheeses are again successful at this year’s World Cheese Awards.

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      More than 3,000 cheeses from 31 countries go head to head at this year’s World Cheese Awards in London. Emmi puts selected Swiss cheeses before the jury, along with several cheese specialities from the United States and the Netherlands, and picks up a total of 16 awards. The cave-aged KALTBACH cheeses were successful once again, winning two gold medals and a silver.

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    • CDP experts give Emmi’s environmental commitment third-highest rating.

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      Emmi has committed to reducing its global CO2 emissions by 25 % by 2020. The climate experts of global not-for-profit organisation CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) give Emmi’s environmental commitment the third-highest rating of B, with Emmi’s handling and measuring of emissions rated as above-average. The risk management approach to climate change was also rated as good.

      emmi.com/sustainability

    October               

    • Emmi takes a majority stake in Mexican trading company Mexideli.

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      Emmi takes a majority stake in Mexican trading company Mexideli.

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      Emmi increases its stake in Mexideli from 50 % to 51 %. It now holds a majority stake in Mexico’s leading importer of premium food products. The company is very well established after nearly 30 years of successful operation in this market. Mexideli helps Emmi strengthen its position in an attractive, growing market and increases the potential for exporting Emmi Group products – currently Swiss cheese and Italian desserts – to Mexico.

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    • The Kaltbach cave also wows Federal Councillors.

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      Federal Councillor Alain Berset, Cantonal Councillor for Lucerne Guido Graf and the Social Security and Health Committee of the Council of States take a tour of the Kaltbach cave at the invitation of the outgoing Chairman of the Committee and Chairman of the Emmi Board of Directors, Konrad Graber. Anyone can make an appointment to visit the unique cave and discover the secret of the premium cheese with the black rind.

      emmi-kaltbach.com

    September                

    • The latest Gerber fondue is fresh but ready-made.

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      Gerber ready-made fondues are well-established in Swiss food culture. First launched back in the 1960s, they are now the most popular fondue in Switzerland. This is no surprise, since they are practical and perfect every time. However, demand for fresh fondue mixes is constantly increasing. Emmi aims to impress fondue fans with the new Gerber Mélange Maison fresh fondue. High-quality speciality cheeses and Swiss apricot brandy – which is used instead of Kirsch – give the fondue a unique taste.

      gerbercheese.com

    • The Luxembourg investment company ÖKOVISION LUX S.A. honours Emmi with the ÖKOVISION Sustainability Leadership Award.

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      Founded in 1995, investment company ÖKOVISION LUX S.A. invests solely on sustainable principles. Investment decisions are based on the ÖKOVISION investment universe, made up of companies selected by an independent investment committee. It currently comprises 350 companies. Emmi recently became one of them and has now also been awarded the ÖKOVISION Sustainability Leadership Award.

      oekovision25.de

    August                    

    • Half the sugar but still all the flavour is not just wishful thinking, but reality.

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      In its Milan Declaration to the Federal Council, Emmi committed to reducing the sugar content of its yogurts. In keeping with the two-year anniversary theme, Emmi launched two new yogurts with 50 % less added refined sugar: YoQua strawberry and YoQua forest fruits. Other reduced-sugar varieties will follow.

      emmi-yoqua.com
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    • Ooola Secrets: The new desserts taste as great as they look.

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      The current trend is for healthy eating and sensible indulgence – alongside practical, time-saving convenience products. Ready-to-eat desserts are therefore extremely popular. Emmi believes this segment has considerable potential for high-quality, innovative products and is therefore launching a new range of desserts: Ooola Secrets. To this end, a completely new production line has been installed in Emmen, near Lucerne.

      ooolasecrets.com
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    July  

    • myclimate Company Challenge: Apprentices demonstrate how climate protection works

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      Emmi combines employee development and sustainability Emmi launches the Emmi Company Challenge in partnership with the myclimate foundation. The company-wide project competition is open to all apprentices. The goal is to devise projects to save energy, promote energy efficiency, foster staff awareness or help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in some other way.

      energie-klimawerkstatt.ch

    June   

    • In Thomas Morf, Emmi gains valuable expertise in the global dairy industry.

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      In Thomas Morf, Emmi gains international experience and proven dairy industry expertise. The 42-year-old Swiss national has headed Emmi’s worldwide marketing since June 2017. He previously worked as a consumer goods specialist in Belgium, France, Germany and most recently at Danone in South Africa.

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    • The practical pouch makes popular JogurtPur a convenient snack for on the go.

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      Daily routines that don’t allow for set mealtimes are becoming commonplace. As is eating on the go – while driving, on the train or when walking. Consumers are therefore increasingly turning towards convenience products that are not only practical and save time, but that are also of great quality and made with natural ingredients.

      emmi-pur.ch

    April                   

    • Emmi acquires its dream candidate in Brazil.

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      Laticínios Porto Alegre is set to become Emmi’s second strong base in South America after Surlat in Chile. Its size, profitability and market position are a great fit for Emmi and its strategy: the company is one of the five largest dairies in its key market of Minas Gerais, which is comparable in size to the French market. It is well positioned in the cheese, fresh cheese, UHT milk, butter and whey powder product categories. The stake in Porto Alegre gives Emmi a presence in a market with an attractive long-term outlook.

      laticiniosportoalegre.com.br
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    • Greater focus placed on the international supply chain.

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      Kai Könecke joins Emmi Group Management as Chief Supply Chain Officer in April 2017. His post is newly created in order to optimise production and logistics processes in Swiss and international production facilities. The 50-year-old German national is a proven expert in supply chain management, with experience gained in a number of countries.

    march       

    • The introduction of SAP is successfully completed.

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      The migration of sales processes to SAP in January 2017 marks the final step in the OneERP journey. After around four years of hard work, Emmi officially brings the project to a close at the end of March 2017. SAP is rolled out as planned to all major Swiss production facilities and selected departments. More than 1,500 Emmi employees now use the new OneERP tools in their work.

    february      

    • Emmi gets involved in the World Ski Championships and is delighted by the fantastic days in St. Moritz.

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      Emmi’s choice of Wendy Holdener and Tina Weirather as brand ambassadors proves a successful one: Tina Weirather wins silver in the Super G, while Wendy Holdener takes gold in the Alpine combined and silver in the slalom – both sporting an Emmi Caffè Latte start number. The images were broadcast around the world, elating ski fans young and old.

    • The Operational Excellence optimisation programme launches in California.

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      Cypress Grove, the Arcata-based subsidiary, is the first Californian Emmi company to launch the proven Operational Excellence programme. The company doesn’t just want to distinguish itself as a manufacturer of top quality goat’s cheese – it also aims to come top in making processes even more efficient, reducing waste and saving costs.

    january                

    • Leading position in Italian desserts strengthened further.

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      Emmi has grown to become the leading supplier of Italian dessert specialities in recent years with A-27 and Rachelli. Northern Italian company Italian Fresh Foods (IFF) is yet another building block in Emmi’s pursuit of this niche strategy. IFF generates the majority of its sales abroad, as do Emmi’s other Italian dessert producers. Gaining access to Emmi’s international distribution network will therefore be the main source of growth opportunities for IFF.

      italianfreshfoods.it
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    • Meyenberg – another Californian gem joins the Emmi family.

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      Jackson-Mitchell, Inc., a family company with Swiss roots and 80 years of history, becomes the leading producer of evaporated and powdered goat’s milk with its Meyenberg brand.

      meyenberg.com
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