UZWIL, SWITZERLAND — Bühler said on March 19 that it has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, an organization working to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

The global, CEO-led organization has more than 200 company members.

“We want our customers to be successful, we want everyone to have access to safe and healthy food, and we want to live in a climate that supports and sustains them and future generations,” said Stefan Scheiber, chief executive officer of Bühler. “No one can manage the task of sustainable food production or sustainable mobility on their own. Innovations are key to driving change, and these are sparked with broad, inclusive collaborative networks. 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.”

 Every day, two billion people enjoy foods produced on Bühler equipment; and one billion people travel in vehicles manufactured with parts produced with the company’s machinery. Bühler technologies and solutions are used in the global production and processing of grains, corn, rice, pasta, pulses, cereal, chocolate, snacks, wafers, coffee, and feed for fish, pets, and livestock. They also are used for smart phones, solar panels, diapers, cosmetics, banknotes, energy-efficient buildings, eye glasses, and more.

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.

“We are dedicated to working toward a transformation of the key systems across society, and this can only be achieved in collaboration with companies across the full value chain,” said Peter Bakker, president and CEO of the WBCSD. “Bühler’s focus on technology can be a real game-changer in sustainability terms. We are keen to begin working together.”

 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.

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