One in three of our suppliers are small businesses
Long-term partnerships with suppliers is important to us at Ölz Meisterbäcker. One in three of our suppliers is a family company, a small business or a cooperative.
Ölz der Meisterbäcker has been a retail partner for around 7 decades now. Ölz believes in regionality. Economic and ecological sustainability complement one another. As such, we prefer to locally source as many raw materials as possible.
Around two thirds of our packaging material and boxes are produced locally in Austria. This ensures that value is created within the region and short transport routes reduce CO2 emissions.
We believe that comprehensive quality control is important at every stage from the raw materials to the finished product. Ölz has the highest standards - certified according to the International Food Standard (IFS) as “high level".
For more than 10 years we have maintained our partnership with Caritas. We are pleased to say that in 2022 we made a donation of 20,000 euros to Caritas Vorarlberg. This money will be used to support the children and young people at the Caritas Lerncafés.
Our donation allows more than 400 children from poor social backgrounds to engage in a programme of activities as well as equipping a chill out zone in 13 Lerncafés.
For the sixth time now, Ölz der Meisterbäcker and SPAR Vorarlberg came together to run their annual sales campaign and was able to collect 13,174 euros for charity Netz für Kinder .
As part of this campaign, Spar customers were able to do their part by purchasing Ölz products. Part of the revenues from these sales goes directly to aid organisation Netz für Kinder. This money goes towards giving children in difficult living conditions a little normality.
Netz für Kinder has been supporting children in Voralberg who are at risk in their family situation since 1996. Netz für Kinder provides someone to turn to, helps soften falls and provides support to children. The aim to help children in difficult situations grow into happy adults. The donation helps to give these children a little normality: There are five projects - educational groups for the children, volunteering, talEnte.mobil, talENTE.schmiede and talENTE.rat.
‘We are committed to doing our bit for the Team Österreich Tafel initiative and be a reliable partner for them” says Bernhard Ölz (Managing Director and Co-Owner).
He goes on to say: “Small things for individuals can often make a big difference. We therefore do our part for those people in our society who need some additional support in their current life circumstances!”
The Team Österreich Tafel, food aid from Ö3 and the Red Cross brings together excesses and shortages to provide a point of contact for people in need. Every Saturday , volunteers and helpers at Team Österreich collect food from supermarkets that can no longer be sold, but is still safe to eat. This excess food is then distributed straight to the people who need it, providing them with a reliable source of good food.
Since 2009, START Vorarlsberg has been supporting young people with a migrant background through a special grant programme to help them complete secondary education.
Ölz der Meisterbäcker has been supporting the Vorarlberg grant programme for young people with a migrant background since day one.
We are very pleased to be supporting the START project. Providing help to young talent, regardless of where they come from, is of great importance to us. Ultimately, committed and well educated employees are what businesses need to succeed. Our country needs educated young people in order to secure our future”, explains Daniela Kapelari-Langebner (Director of Marketing, Sales & Human Resources).
Food is often thrown away despite still being perfectly good. Ölz der Meisterbäcker is actively doing its part to counter this problem, providing daily products that have been removed from retail sales channels directly to the SOMA stores.
This collaboration with SOMA gives our Ölz products a second life! Simply because these products are no longer visually attractive due to damage caused during storage, or because there is only 1 day left before the best before date, does not mean they need to be thrown out. Ölz der Meisterbäcker supports SOMA Österreich 100% following the principle of “help instead of throwing out”!
During the annual joint campaign between Ölz der Meisterbäcker and SPAR Kärnten & Osttirol , Ölz products are sold for good causes. Customers can support the campaign very easily: When purchasing certain Ölz products, 10 cents go directly to the Kärnten Children’s Cancer Support organisation. At the end of the campaign, the total amount collected is divided equally between Kärnten Children’s Cancer Support and the Marienhof Maria Saal. A total of €12,382 was collected.
The Children’s Cancer Support provides direct help, care and advice to families who are struggling financially and experiencing difficulties due to a child with cancer. Using private donations things such as equipment suitable for children can be provided, development, training and educational measures taken, as well as support provided to research projects.
Many years ago, together with SPAR Oberösterreich, Ölz der Meisterbäcker started a sales campaign to support the PIA association.
All SPAR stores in Upper Austria offer a range of Ölz bakery products of which a part of the sales revenue goes to PIA. A total of 9,620 euros was donated to PIA this year.
The PIA organisation - prevention, advice and therapy for sexual assault - provides therapeutic help and advice to victims of sexual violence as well as to the people around them.
Rettet das Kind is an independent Austrian children’s aid organisation that works to actively support children’s rights and the rights of people with mental and multiple disabilities. Ölz der Meisterbäcker also helps out this organisation with donations.
The aim is to offer support to people with disabilities, children & young people as well as their families and to protect them from poverty, exclusion, isolation, violence, neglect and being overburdened within our society.
“Share, don’t destroy” is the guiding principle of TISCHLEIN DECK DICH Vorarlberg. As a food producer, we support his principle 100%. Ölz bakery products that become damaged during transport, are left over due to overproduction and products with only a short time left on their best before date are provided to the organisation.
This provides people in need good quality food that can no longer be sold in normal retail.
The idea behind “Stunde des Herzens” also convinced us at Ölz der Meisterbäcker to provide our support. Together with SPAR Vorarlberg , we started a sales campaign that railed almost €7,000. This was handed over to Joe Fritsche to fulfil the wishes of children.
Stunde des Herzens is a children’s aid organisation that looks after children and families whose lives are not always as bright and joyful as they should be. “Giving time” is their main aim.
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