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Innovation Day Ruhr 2024 - Business Metropole Ruhr

Our Sustainability Manager Julia Möller attended Innovation Day Ruhr 2024 in April, which was organised by Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH, and gained inspiring insights into the topic of value creation with impact.

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Lean young talent in action: students gain practical experience!

Lean management - what is it anyway?
Lean management is not only about streamlining processes and procedures and making them more efficient, but also about significantly improving communication within the company.

As part of the Agricultural/Food Engineering and Management degree programme at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, students complete a practical project in our chocolate factory in the 5th semester. The theoretical knowledge acquired during their studies is applied directly to…

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Vivani wins the German Sustainability Award 2024

23 years of pioneering work. Organic before organic was mainstream. Vegan before vegan was a trendy topic. Our subsidiary EcoFinia receives the German Sustainability Award 2024 for its ecological commitment out of conviction with the chocolate brand VIVANI!

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Circular value creation in the chocolate factory

"As with all foodstuffs, the production of chocolate is subject to high hygiene requirements," reports Nadeshda Gudi, our Environmental and Energy Management Officer. "In order to comply with these, disposable products such as gloves, film, hairnets etc. are often used in production. As they come into contact with chocolate, we have to dispose of them afterwards as mixed waste. But we want to move away from single-use. How can we become more sustainable here?" This question is firmly anchored in…

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Welcome to China!

We are still overwhelmed by the many impressions we were able to gather in the colourful, vibrant and diverse China.

In April, we visited the China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu together with our partner company Ecofinia GmbH.

Participating in the China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu was a valuable experience for our company. We were able to present our products to a broad target group, discuss potential cooperation opportunities and gain valuable insights into the Chinese market. The trip was…

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New Corporate Logo

With the development of the sustainability strategy, we have embarked on a new path towards the future. We want to embody a family business that builds on proven traditions and competencies while focusing on social and environmental sustainability. This brand message should become an integral part of our corporate identity in the long term and convince our customers, partners, suppliers, employees and end consumers of Weinrich in the long term.

The heart of a corporate identity is the corporate…

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Our Anniversary Chronicle: 126 years of Weinrich

Our anniversary chronicle:: 125 plus one

Rummaging through old photo cases in the attic of the old founding family villa, exchanging letterheads from the 19th century with the museum in Herford, conducting moving interviews with colleagues, collecting facts and figures, pondering paper and colours with graphic designers and reminiscing with our CEO Mr Budde. This is what the year 2021 looked like in our marketing office. And now we can finally hold the result of this special project in our…

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NRW Award for Food 2021

This year, numerous companies from various food sectors were awarded the "Landesehrenpreis für Lebensmittel 2021" - the North Rhine-Westphalia Award for Food 2021.

We are also pleased to have been awarded the prize once again.

This prize is awarded to companies based in North Rhine-Westphalia in the food industry that, in addition to producing high-quality food, are also particularly committed to social and ecological sustainability.
Mrs Ursula Heinen-Esser from the Ministry of Agriculture…

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So much sustainability is in the region: the Wandeltage

Rethinking the world and finding solutions so that everyone can live well on our planet! That's what we want to do locally - together with many people and many small or big steps!" - Katharina Walckhoff

There is so much sustainability in our region: once a year, the WandelTAGE take place, where companies, schools or initiatives present their contribution to a fair, ecological, common good-oriented present and future.

Weinrich can also be found on the WandelKARTE:

In our Bruchbude on…

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Sustainable Anniversary Display

Due to the ongoing situation, we were unfortunately unable to celebrate our 125th anniversary last year as planned. Nevertheless, in order to honor this special event appropriately, we worked together with Recyclingbörse Herford on a special project over the past few months. Our goal was to create an anniversary display that would, on the one hand, highlight Weinrich's long corporate history and, on the other, underscore our commitment to sustainability. The worthwhile result of this project can…

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