SWITZERLAND – The milling equipment and service provider, Buhler has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a CEO-led organisation that looks to enhance a sustainable way of doing business.

Buhler joins more than 200 company members of the organisation with a focus to address some of the world’s pressing challenges and transform them into sustainable business solutions.

Buhler said by connecting with WBCSD, it can make a real impact on global corporate sustainability and on providing the growing world population with the nourishment and mobility solutions of the future.

“Innovations are key to driving change, and these are sparked with broad, inclusive collaborative networks,” said Stefan Scheiber, chief executive officer of Bühler.

“We have been joining forces with conscientious market participants to scale innovations for years and the move to join WBCSD’s innovative network is an important step to furthering our sustainable business goals, and most importantly, in developing new means to feed to world.”

According to Buhler, 2 billion people enjoy foods produced on Bühler equipment; and one billion people travel in vehicles manufactured with parts produced with the company’s machinery daily.

The company provides technologies and solutions in the global production and processing of grains, corn, rice, pasta, pulses, cereal, chocolate, snacks, wafers, coffee, and feed for fish, pets, and livestock.

Having this global relevance, Bühler said it is in an ideal position to address some of the world’s pressing challenges and transform them into sustainable business solutions.

“Industry must step up and take responsibility for reducing environmental impacts. We are already hitting planetary boundaries,” said Ian Roberts, Bühler CTO.

“Now, more than ever, it is time to take decisive action to ensure quality of life today and for future generations.

“In joining the world’s most responsible business leaders in WBCSD, we are broadening our collaborative approach to bringing about the sustainable turnaround that we so urgently need.”

The WBCSD galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society, and the environment.

Together with its members, who represent all business sectors, the council shares best practices on sustainable development issues and develops innovative tools that change the status quo.

“WBCSD is pleased to welcome Bühler as our newest member.

We are dedicated to working towards a transformation of the key systems across society, and this can only be achieved in collaboration with companies across the full value chain,” said WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker.

Buhler’s focus on technology can be a real game-changer in sustainability terms. We are keen to begin working together.”