We are building our future
Westfort opened its brand-new slaughterhouse in late 2015. We went the extra mile when it came to investing in animal welfare, better meat quality and sustainable energy solutions. At the beginning of 2019, Westfort started the second stage of the project: the construction of a brand-new cutting plant and deboning facility, including a built-in cold-storage and freezing warehouse. Once this stage of the project has been completed, Westfort will be able to proudly able to call itself one of the world's most cutting-edge meat processors with one of the most comprehensive product ranges.
The decision to house all of the new facilities under one roof has a number of benefits, one of the most important being vastly improved centralisation of the internal logistics. What's more, it will enable staff to work with the very latest meat processing technologies. Finally, customers will be safe in the knowledge that they are purchasing better products that have been produced in the most efficient manner possible, using more sustainable techniques, in accordance with the highest quality standards.
In order to be able to achieve its CSR goals in its new premises, in the preparatory phase Westfort Vleesproducten opted for a project based on the BREEAM-NL methodology. The BREEAM-NL objectives for energy conservation, health and the social aspects all fit seamlessly with Westfort Vleesproducten's CSR ambitions. Westfort Vleesproducten attaches great importance to health, comfort and social interest in particular.
In line with Westfort Vleesproducten's goals for its own socially responsible enterprise, we have set the bar high for the construction of the new premises by aiming, at a minimum, for a BREEAM-NL score of 'Excellent'.
Click here to read our BREAAM-NL case study (in Dutch only).