“Our participation in the PEFEMD pilot test has allowed us to approach and deepen our understanding of the EU environmental policy” declares Ioannis Vastardis, Operation Manager of DELTA FOODS.
DELTA FOODS S.A. was established more than 65 years ago and operates with six factories in Greece, one subsidiary company in Bulgaria and one industry of dairy animal feed. It has a leading position in the fresh dairy category with a market share of 24%. DELTA employs around 1200 people and is the largest buyer of milk in Greece, absorbing 25% of Greek cow’s milk production. The company already implements an environmental policy in all areas of its activities, investing significant budget to carry on many initiatives and actions to protect the environment and to reduce the environmental footprint.
Their participation in the PEFEMD pilot test has allowed them to approach and deepen their understanding of the EU environmental policy as well as to get more familiar with the use of such methods and tools, in order to better evaluate the contribution to each step of the product life cycle to the environmental footprint. Another very interesting aspect of this experience is that it gave DELTA the opportunity to identify the weak points of the feta production chain and to put forward suggestions and recommendations for the improvement of the whole methodology itself, such as a stronger consideration for the biodiversity and the social cohesion aspects of the production.