SATS aims to halve food waste intensity in Singapore operations from the 2021 baseline by 2028 and introduce 100% sustainable packaging by 2030
Country Foods, a subsidiary of food solutions and gateway services provider SATS, has teamed up with Hilton Foods to redesign the former’s protein processing capability in Singapore.
According to Singapore-based SATS, the partnership also includes the supply of proteins from Hilton Foods to Country Foods.
The deal aligns with the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals to promote responsible consumption and production and acting on climate change.
The food solutions provider aims to halve food packaging waste intensity in Singapore operations from the 2021 baseline by 2028 and introduce 100% sustainable packaging by 2030.
This partnership will use Country Foods’ distribution network and local market expertise as well as Hilton Foods’ capabilities in the production and processing of sustainable proteins.
The collaboration is anticipated to improve Country Foods’ operational effectiveness and capacity for sustainable packaging to provide its food service and retail clients with goods that are packed responsibly.
SATS Food Solutions chief executive officer Stanley Goh said: “Increasingly, customers are demanding packaging solutions that are sustainable. Hilton Foods is the best-in-class partner with the know-how and technology to drive scale and productivity in large-scale protein processing.
“They have the capability to produce packaging that does not require the separation of materials for recycling and packaging for chilled proteins that do not need soaker pads.
“That eliminates a lot of packaging waste. We believe this partnership will help SATS and Country Foods advance our sustainability goals.”
UK-based Hilton Foods is said to be a multi-protein producer with 24 processing facilities globally. The firm supplies 19 countries in Europe and Australasia.
The company is a meat processing firm with expertise in delivering customised solutions in its integrated, technology-driven production facilities. Its customer base includes retailers across Europe and Asia Pacific.