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Victory Nursery School

 

The DAVA Foods group is sponsoring a school project in Tanzania, Africa. The Victory Nursery School in the Majengo District is preparing children aged 4-8 for primary school. The district is very poor and many children are growing up with parents who suffer from alcohol and substance abuse.

Helping the children attend school and ensuring them one healthy meal a day will contribute to society in the long run.

Health problems, both physical and psychological, can be discovered at an early stage. Less school drop-outs mean less alcohol and drugs abuse, and less crime in the future. It is a long term project which we will follow closely.

Minimizing the impact of transport

 

DAVA Foods continuously optimizes logistics. A major step was taken in 2010 when egg collection switched to plastic trays and pallets. This allowed us to have even more eggs per pallet, thereby reducing costs as well as the environmental impact.

60 % of all our eggs are transported in our own vehicles. By using our own drivers to deliver and pick up the eggs we ensure a consistently high level of service to our customers and manufacturers.

We are continuously working on minimizing the environmental impact and CO2 emissions. Our own drivers take part in driving skills training to reduce diesel consumption. All lorries are fitted with class 5 diesel engines.

Logistics are also optimized by consolidating goods on the lorries, coordinating pick-ups and deliveries where possible, and ongoing route planning and adjustment. In Finland we achived the Green Fleet award.

 
 

Focus on resources

 

The optimization of resources in our production is equally important. For example, we closely monitor and optimize our consumption of electricity, water, chemicals, etc. In Sweden we take part in the REPA organization’s recovery system and a system has been established for internal recycling. We strive to reduce or even eliminate waste in our production. All broken eggshells are dried and used for animal feed and fertilizers, while all discarded eggs are used for biogas production.

Our packaging is made from recycled paper and recyclable PET plastic. All pulp trays are compostable and labels are FSC marked. Our Swedish and Finnish plants are certified to ISO 14001, and DAVA Foods in Hadsund is also working towards an ISO 14001 certification.