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Cherishing our planet

Environmental conservation is essential for the sustained growth of our businesses, coupled with efficient resource management.
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Respecting the Environment

Companies within the food sector face environmental challenges which, with the increasing scarcity of raw materials, may influence their business strategies and operational processes.

With our size comes the responsibility to effectively link supply and demand, and create supply chains that promote more sustainable production and consumption practices.

That is why preserving biodiversity, fighting climate change, responsibly managing waste and a careful choice of materials for packaging production are our top environmental priorities.

Our results

 

85.8%
WASTE FROM THE OPERATIONS SENT FOR RECOVERY
58.0%
DISTRIBUTION CENTRES AND MANUFACTURING UNITS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
37.9%
CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION PER 1,000 € OF SALES COMPARED TO 2017

As at 31 Dec 2020

Our focus

Climate Change

We adopt a responsible and proactive stance, to minimise the emissions from our activities.

Biodiversity

We have a role to play in protecting biological diversity.

MATERIALS AND PACKAGING

We seek to optimise the use of resources by developing reusable and/or recyclable solutions.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

In addition to prevention, we are committed to minimising and recovering the waste generated.

Operating Principles

  • 01

    COMBINE THE LEGITIMATE DEMAND FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH WITH THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

  • 02

    INCLUDE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE CRITERIA WHEN DEVELOPING AND CARRYING OUT ALL ACTIVITIES AND IN THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS

  • 03

    PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND ECO-EFFICIENCY PRACTICES THROUGHOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN

  • 04

    PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE ECO-INNOVATION BY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING DIFFERENTIATING ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS AND SERVICES

Raising Employee and Consumer Awareness

We recognise the importance of individual and collective behaviour for better management of natural resources, emissions, and waste. That is why we hold several awareness initiatives for our employees, customers, and consumers.

Independent Verification

The data referring to the amount of waste sent for recovery, the number of locations with environmental certification and the reduction of the carbon footprint was verified by an external and independent auditor within the scope of the Group’s 2020 Annual Report.