Responsible milk production

The basic requirements for the milk produced for Cremo are good animal welfare and an environmentally sound milk production.

Cremo processes the milk of around 3'500 milk producers from the cantons of Fribourg, Vaud, Valais, Berne, Neuchâtel, Basel and Jura. As well as supplying the milk milk to Cremo, the producers are also the main shareholders. The relationship of trust established between Cremo and the dairy producer promotes constructive dialogue, which is essential for the good functioning of the company.

All milk producers meet the requirements of the "Suisse Garantie" label, which guarantees sustainable, ecological production and careful animal husbandry.

Environment & Climate

Cremo is committed to environmentally friendly production methods and packaging materials so as to minimize the burden on our ecosystem. Waste is avoided and recycled when possible.

Certificate ISO 14001 – Environmental Management
Since 1999, Cremo has had a certified environmental management system that ensures the systematic management of environmentally relevant processes, the monitoring of measures and the resolution of relevant issues. The certificate is renewed regularly.

ISO 14001
Environmental Management

Certificate “Reduced CO2- & KWH”
Cremo has been committed to reducing CO2 emissions and energy consumption for a long time. With this in mind, it has set target values in agreement with the federal government and the local cantons. These are reviewed by the Federal Energy Agency (EnAW). The first target agreement was from 2008 to 2012 and the second for 2013-2020. The aim of the latter is to reduce CO2 emissions by 15% at all sites, which corresponds to an annual reduction of 4,300 tons of CO2. Thanks to targeted investments, Cremo reached its target in 2014 thanks to wise process investments. Cremo will continue optimize energy consumption and pursue further reductions in CO2 emissions.

Reduced CO2- & KWH

Social Responsibility

Cremo takes its social responsibility seriously be it towards the employees, the community and their environment. In addition to occupational health and safety, employees should also pay attention to maintenance of a healthy work-life balance. Since 2003, Cremo has had a collective agreement with its employees and the trade union Unia. Compliance is monitored by a joint committee that meets regularly.

ISO 26‘000
In 2015, compliance to the ISO 26000 "Social Responsibility" standards was certified for the first time. The standard contains guidelines in the areas of governance, human rights, stakeholder relations and corporate ethics.

ISO 26‘000
Social Responsibility

Health & Safety

The health and safety of employees and safety of its facilities are ensured by the application of preventive measures in the area of hygiene and technology as well as the systematic control of the applicable rules and regulations. Regular adjustments are made based on observing behavior in particular situations. They take into account practical and economical aspects. Systematic monitoring of new legal requirements ensures that all is up to date.

Cremo has a specific concept for the safety of employees, facilities and things. This is based on the guideline "Occupational Health and Safety Specialists, (Arbeitsärzten und anderen Spezialisten der Arbeitssicherheit )" (ASA), which in turn is based on the "Regulation on Accident Prevention, (Verordnung über die Unfallverhütung) " (VUV).

Fair Trade

Fair trade is of prime importance for Cremo, b ased on the maintenance of long-term, stable and trusting relationships with all partners. These are milk producers, suppliers and customers.
The Max Havelaar quality seal for orange juice stands for fair trade according to international standards. The compliance is controlled by an independent certification body.