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Business & Money | Sunday 11 December, 2022 2:23 pm |

Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Co. takes pioneering step forward in its digital transformation journey

Saudia Dairy and Food Stuff Company (SADAFCO), the leader in the UHT (long life) milk, ice cream and tomato paste in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia adopts digital signatures for all its official documents. Marking another major step forward in its digital transformation journey.


Commenting on the announcement SADAFCO CEO Patrick Stillhart said: " We are well on our way on our sustainability journey. We all at SADAFCO are committed to making sustainability the core fabric of how we do business. This announcement for us is a major step forward to how we operate but it is one of many key steps we are taking and continue to take on our path to greater efficiency and environmentally friendly practices. We are delighted to have emdha guide us through this next phase. Their experience together with their solutions makes us confident they are the right partners on our journey.”


The announcement was made after the signing ceremony for the emdha solution between SADAFCO and BTC . Signing for SADAFCO were Talal Alnounou, Director PR & Govt relations, Sultan Alghamdi, Director of legal affairs and corporate governance. For Emdha were Ibrahim Alkharboush, Executive Vice President and Merzah Ahmed Al Askar, Business development manager 


The announcement is a pioneering step for the industry in the Kingdom yet a natural next step for SADAFCO. Earlier this summer SADAFCO published its first sustainability report committing to a transformative journey with sustainability at its core. The company adopted digital signatures solution from emdha, a Trust Service Provider by NCDC which will means the company will be able to legally and securely digitally sign documents and contracts. As a result, dramatically reducing paper usage for official documents and increases efficiency. 


In its latest sustainability report, the company offered a clear picture of its sustainability vision for the future and the significant steps it is taking to realize that vision and manage its carbon footprint.  The company implemented printing service management at SADAFCO’s Head Office and Jeddah Factory with the aim to cut paper use by 25%. 


The company’s Adoption of an Electronic Fueling System, has resulted in reduced consumption of paper for fuel claims by 80%. Its Digital Factory Program is well underway and working towards complete elimination of paper on the factory floor. It is estimated to be completed by 2023 in the milk factory, and 2024 for in the ice cream factory. 


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