Saarioinen is family-owned company and one of Finland’s leading food manufacturers, with annual net sales of around EUR 240 million. Saarioinen uses a lot of packaging to protect products from damage and from adverse impacts from the environment to keep the high quality of products from the manufacturer to the consumer.
Despite its size, Saarioinen reports its packaging data annually to Finnish Packaging Recycling Rinki Ltd in well ahead of the deadline. The data Saarioinen reports is comprehensive and carefully prepared.
What’s Saarioinen’s secret?
“We have always recognised the importance of reporting and want to ensure that we meet our producer responsibility. Financial responsibility also requires us to provide as accurate information as possible,” says Ari Matilainen, Purchase Manager at Saarioinen.
Saarioinen has done the groundwork for reporting packaging data thoroughly over the years. The family company has developed a reporting tool which it uses to accurately obtain the packaging quantities of products placed on the market. Based on the data in the purchase system and sales reporting, the tool reports the annual packaging quantities by material component.
Saarioinen is constantly developing its reporting tool in response to changing needs.
“Besides this, over the years our material managers at our production sites have developed a system to map the quantities of packaging materials imported with raw materials. This learning has also been shared with deputies to ensure continuity,” Matilainen says.
Saarioinen is constantly developing its reporting tool in response to changing needs. If an interpretation was needed to report an individual packaging or material, help has been at hand in just a single phone call from Rinki.
“It’s worth taking the time to plan and automate your reporting since will pay off going forward.”
Saarioinen’s 3 reporting tips:
- Develop a reporting tool that suits your company needs.
- Continuously develop a reporting tool in response to changing situations.
- Train deputies to ensure continuity.