UZWIL, Switzerland — Bühler announced it has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global corporate sustainability solutions coalition involving nearly 200 other companies.

“We are delighted to join WBCSD and to help contribute to their mission to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world via the realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We want our customers to be successful, we want everyone to have access to safe and healthy food, and we want to live in a climate that supports and sustains them and future generations. No one can manage the task of sustainable food production or sustainable mobility on their own,” Stefan Scheiber, Bühler CEO, said. “Innovations are key to driving change, and these are sparked with broad, inclusive collaborative networks. We have been joining forces with conscientious market participants to scale innovations for years and the move to join WBCSD’s innovative network is an important step to furthering our sustainable business goals, and most importantly, in developing new means to feed the world.”

Bühler’s solutions and equipment permeate multiple industries, including pet nutrition, and the company plans to utilize its new partnership with WBCSD to provide a wide range of sustainable business solutions.

“WBCSD is pleased to welcome Bühler as our newest member. We are dedicated to working towards a transformation of the key systems across society, and this can only be achieved in collaboration with companies across the full value chain,” said Peter Bakker, president and CEO of WBCSD. “Bühler’s focus on technology can be a real game-changer in sustainability terms. We are keen to begin working together.”

Members of WBCSD represent diverse business sectors to promote a transition to a sustainable world across industry lines. The organization is led by CEOs of the companies involved.

Ian Roberts, CTO of Bühler, added, “Industry must step up and take responsibility for reducing environmental impacts. We are already hitting planetary boundaries. Now – more than ever – it is time to take decisive action to ensure quality of life today and for future generations. In joining the world’s most responsible business leaders in WBCSD, we are broadening our collaborative approach to bringing about the sustainable turnaround that we so urgently need.”

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