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 for effectively linking supply and demand and establishing supply chains that promote more sustainable production and consumption practices.

That is why preserving biodiversity, fighting climate change and responsibly managing waste are our top environmental priorities.

Our results

 

83%
Waste from the operations sent for recovery
19
Distribution Centres with environmental certification
A -
Score obtained in the CDP Climate Change 2016
1.6%
Reduction in energy consumption per €1,000 of sales

Our Priorities

We govern our activity based on 3 main pillars

Climate Change

We adopt a responsible and proactive stance, with the aim of minimising the emissions from our activities.

Biodiversity

We believe we have a role to play in protecting biological diversity.

Waste Management

We invest in preventing, minimising and recovering the waste generated.

Operating Principles

These pillars are materialised in the following principles:

  • 01

    we link the legitimate demand for growth to the protection of the environment

  • 02

    we include environmental performance criteria when developing and carrying out all activities and in the management of decision-making processes.

  • 03

    we promote and encourage environmental management and eco-efficiency practices throughout the supply chain

  • 04

    we promote and encourage eco-innovation, by developing and supporting environmental projects and services that have differentiating features

Environmental Management Systems

The Environmental Management Systems aim to ensure compliance with the Group’s Environmental Policy, as well as with the legislation in force, namely through the certification of our Distribution Centres and audits on our stores and suppliers.

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