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AAK Annual Report 2015

  Further, our work with local women’s groups sourcing shea kernels in West Africa continues to show great progress. During the season 2014/2015, AAK has locally in Burkina Faso been reaching out to 55,000 women, a 49 percent increase compared to the season before.   Great improvements have also been made for a number of key resource efficiency parameters, which is particularly impressive given that our main focus today is on specialized and tailor-made products that, in general, require more resources per produced unit.   We’re also very pleased to see that our dedicated focus on safety has paid off globally with a 58 percent reduction in Lost Time Injury Rate at our production plants.   We are, of course, very proud of the progress across all of our key sustainability areas. Responsible growth is one of the cornerstones of our strategy and essential to our aspiration to be our customers’ first choice. The years ahead With this foundation we will continue to work hard in order to create even better conditions and opportunities for all of our stakeholders – customers, shareholders, employees and suppliers. One of our top priorities is to further improve our organic growth in speciality and semi-speciality products through our dedicated work with customer co-development.   With a very strong belief in our business strategies, our now very international organization and our market capabilities, we are certain that our value propositions for health and reduced costs and our customer co-development and solutions approach are in demand.   With all of the above, we continue to remain prudently optimistic about the future. We have seen some very good achievements during 2015 and our clear intention is to bring that momentum into 2016 and the years ahead.   We would like to thank all of our customers, shareholders, our Board and business leaders and their teams for all your support. Arne Frank, CEO


AAK Annual Report 2015
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