The relationship between food and sustainability lies in the fact that the food industry relies on renewable resources. The way the raw material is treated is reflected in the final product.  The quality of the raw materials can be measured by modern methods and ensures the food manufacturers with a consistent quality of raw materials for the benefit of consumer health protection. In the food industry to the responsibility for the quality of raw materials is also a special responsibility of organic production and environmentally efficient logistics chain. This environmental responsibility in production is closely coupled with the economic needs of high-quality food produce to consumer prices. 


The dimensions of sustainable development within Hela can be divided in four categories. This dimensions are the focus of Hela's efforts in ensuring sustainability:


  • Companies in the food have a responsibility for consumer health protection. This includes the quality of consumer protection and risk prevention from raw materials to completion of the final product and also includes the nutritional physiology.
  • Environmental responsibility extends from the promotion and control of raw material production to the ecological supply chain and an ecologically sound production of the products.
  • The economic responsibility is the measure of the viability of the company under the mandatory restrictions of the health and environmental responsibility. Between these three dimensions are close relationships.
  • The social responsibility as the fourth dimension is closely together with the economic responsibility among the first in the two dimensions described restrictions. Social responsibility extends to education and training, employment and more far-reaching civic engagement.