Geneva, 3 April 2018: The Kuwaiti Danish Dairy Company (KDD) has today joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
KDD’s main activities include manufacturing, distributing and marketing of dairy, juices, ice cream and culinary products to the highest international quality standards. KDD started its operations in 1962 and has become the market leader in Kuwait. The company’s products are also widely available to consumers throughout the Middle East region. KDD is fully committed to sustainable manufacturing and environmental protection, while also being focused on nudging consumers towards healthier eating habits, hence striving to deliver its promise of “pure wholesome goodness”.
KDD’s Chairman and CEO Sir Mohammad Jaafar stated: “We are delighted to join WBCSD and look forward to exploring innovative sustainable development solutions together. Being a manufacturer of food products, we are committed to working towards a safe and sustainable future and are continuously seeking new ways to fulfill our environmental and social responsibility. We see working collaboratively with WBCSD and its members as a definite means to achieve this.”
WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker said: “I am excited to welcome KDD as WBCSD’s first Kuwaiti member company. As one of the longest-established and most-respected food and beverage manufacturers in the Middle East, KDD has the potential to have an enormous influence in scaling up sustainability across the region and beyond. I am particularly encouraged by KDD’s engagement with our Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) project, as we work together to drive change in global food and agriculture systems.”
KDD becomes WBCSD’s first Kuwaiti member company and second member company headquartered in the Middle East. KDD is WBCSD’s twelfth member in the food production industry.