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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 carefully choice of materials for packaging production are our top environmental priorities.

Our results

 

85%
WASTE FROM THE OPERATIONS SENT FOR RECOVERY
20
DISTRIBUTION CENTRES WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
21.3%
REDUCTION IN THE CARBON FOOTPRINT PER €1,000 OF SALES

Our focus

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.

MATERIALS AND PACKAGING

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

WASTE MANAGEMENT

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

Operating Principles

These pillars are materialised in the following principles:

  • 01

    LINK THE LEGITIMATE DEMAND FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH TO 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 PRACTICES AND ECO-EFFICIENCY THROUGHOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN

  • 04

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

Raising Employee and Consumer Awareness

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

Independent Verification

The data referring to the number of locations with environmental certification was verified by an external and independent auditor within the scope of the Group’s 2018 Annual Report.