A new year, the same purpose: Take care of the planet
Despite the complexity that 2020 has brought to the entire Spanish industry, we want to share with you our achievements with the vision that our product and our actions contribute sustainable and supportive values ??to society, and that each year we can improve a little more until to become the reference company in the bottled water market.
This year our packaging is more sustainable
In terms of sustainability, this year we have improved our final product by implementing packaging that is, on average, 78% made with raw material of plant origin.
The cardboard that makes up our packaging is certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council or Forest Administration Council in Spanish), which guarantees that this raw material is extracted and processed in a responsible way and whose management of forests worldwide is socially beneficial and economically viable.
The novelty is the biopolymers that have been implemented both in the cap and in the internal lamination of the container, now they are made from sugar cane that is also certified with Bonsucro, which guarantees that this vegetable raw material and its supply chain, meets key production and chain of custody indicators, including its energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition, compliance with regulations, labor rights, economic criteria, as well as other human factors that affect the impact of production on the local population are evaluated.
Which brings us to the next goal achieved.
We are more efficient
One of the factors that characterizes cardboard packaging is its efficient transport, and it is because before forming the container, the paper is distributed in the form of reels of about 28,000 containers, which is summarized in a smaller amount of trips, or the use of less heavy transport, to move a greater quantity of containers.
In the same way, for this paper roll to take its commercial shape, less energy is needed than to blow or form other packages. Furthermore, this year we have managed to make the energy with which our offices and factory operate is 100% green.
Regarding the operation of our factory we also have something to tell you.
We have achieved a reduction of 6 tons of plastic
In the last year we have been committed to achieving a significant reduction in the plastic used in our shipments and thereby reducing our impact on our carbon footprint.
In order to optimize the logistics of our shipments, we have to wrap the pallets with a low-density polyethylene film (LDPE), therefore, despite the exceptional situation, the company has decided to invest in machinery that would allow us to reduce our plastic consumption.
With the previous machinery, 383.85 grams of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) were required per pallet, while with the new acquisition it has been possible to minimize the amount of LDPE to 136.75 grams per pallet.
Taking it on a large scale, last year our company shipped an average of 23,000 pallets, for which 9 tons of low-density polyethylene were needed. By implementing this change, a 60% reduction in plastic shipments has been achieved. In this way, we estimate that we can close 2021 with a consumption of 3 tons per year.