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Sustainability Report
HZPC Holland B.V. 2014/2015

Sustainability Report 
HZPC Holland B.V. 2014/2015
Background
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Feeding the world. With this theme for the year we provide content for our mission: to contribute to the development of responsible food for a growing world population. The need for affordable, good quality food is increasing more and more as the result of an ever growing world population. We believe the potato has a key role to play in this global food problem. This lies at the core of our business.

Our three pillars of sustainability
HZPC: Putting sustainability into action

The global population is expected to grow to 9,8 billion people in 2050. Our mission is to contribute to responsible food for this growing world population. Sustainability is strongly integrated in our business. With this video we’d like to share our way of putting sustainability into action...

Essential data 2014/2015 and highlights

Results
Results in mln € 2013/14 2014/15
Consolidated net sales 282.7 241.6
Gross margin 47.5 41.3
Net income for financial year 9.2 4.5
Depreciation of tangible fixed assets 2.6 2.7
Investments in tangible fixed assets 2.8 3.4
Balance
Balance in mln 2013/14 2014/15
Shareholders' equity 42.3 44.0
Cash flow from operating activities 18.6 5.8
Cash and cash equivalents 32.9 27.6
Growers' deposits 23.8 20.9
Total assets 96.4 94.1
Vermogen in % van het balanstotaal 43,9% 46,8%
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Essential data sustainability*
Total electricity consumption (mln. kWh) 3.75 3.55**
Total gas consumption (m3) 225,000 152,191
Total water consumption (m3) 7,055

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Percentage of green electricity purchased for the Netherlands 0% 50%***
Number of growers who are members of Veldleeuwerik 53 30****

* The essential sustainability data relate to HZPC Holland. Overseas locations are not included.

** As of August 2015 1,424 solar panels had been fitted at ZOS Emmeloord. In addition to this, 120 new solar panels were fitted at the head office in Joure at the end of 2015. The power generated will be included in the next CSR report.

*** Since 1 January 2015 (halfway through the 2014/15 financial year) HZPC has been purchasing 100% renewable energy in the Netherlands. The 50% is the result of half a financial year.

**** The count for 2014/15 is based on groups of Veldleeuwerik members which have been formed in the regions in the Netherlands where HZPC is active. In 2013/14 growers were counted who do not grow for HZPC or who no longer do so.

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Company details
Employees (FTE) 261 270
% men 70 67
% women 30 33
Number of industrial accidents 1 0
Affiliated breeders 55 40
Affiliated growers 700 700
Acreage contracted seed potatoes in ha 17,700 18,000
Sale of seed potatoes (trade and licence) (tonne) 652,000 642,000
Own varieties 70 75
Export countries 87 90

** As of August 2015 1,424 solar panels had been fitted at ZOS Emmeloord. In addition to this, 120 new solar panels were fitted at the head office in Joure at the end of 2015. The power generated will be included in the next CSR report.

*** Since 1 January 2015 (halfway through the 2014/15 financial year) HZPC has been purchasing 100% renewable energy in the Netherlands. The 50% is the result of half a financial year.

**** The count for 2014/15 is based on groups of Veldleeuwerik members which have been formed in the regions in the Netherlands where HZPC is active. In 2013/14 growers were counted who do not grow for HZPC or who no longer do so.

Composition of the personnel base 2014/15:

  • HZPC Holland (excl. R&D): 37%
  • Subsidiaries outside of NL: 24.5%
  • R&D: 25.5%
  • Subsidiaries within NL: 13%
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HZPC and CSR

Our mission is to contribute to the development of responsible food for a growing world population.

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About the potato

A game-changer par excellence. This sums up the potato.
It is deliciously healthy and does not need much to feed
many mouths well and fast. The potato offers a way out,
in terms of the anticipated 9.8 billion world citizens by 2050.
This is because, with substantially lower water consumption
compared to corn, rice or wheat, the potato is many times
more efficient and more nutritious. No wonder the potato is
becoming more and more popular around the world, even in
countries where rice is preferred, such as China and India.

Highlights
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