Europastry adds its support to the Lean & Green initiative by emphasizing its commitment to sustainability
Europastry has signed up to Lean & Green, the European initiative to reduce greenhouse gases produced by logistics operations. Europastry has undertaken to reduce 20% of the CO2 emissions generated by its distribution logistics within a period of 5 years.
Europastry, the specialist in the frozen dough sector, has added its support to the Lean & Green initiative, a project that has just been launched in Spain by AECOC and which aims to help companies reduce CO2 emissions from their logistics operations.
Through this initiative, Europastry adheres to the group of companies that share its commitment to continuous improvement and are committed to efficient and sustainable transport based on a model of collaboration between all stakeholders in the supply chain.
Therefore and within a period of five years, Europastry has undertaken to reduce the CO2 emissions caused by its production logistics by 20%.This is an area the company has been working on for some time now, hence the introduction of more sustainable vehicles, such as electric bicycles for capillary distribution in large urban centres, lorries powered by natural gas or mega lorries to reduce journeys, for example.
Mariano Pérez, Front End Operations Manager, comments that “sustainability is an issue of great urgency for companies. Here at Europastry, every time we make a decision, we ask ourselves if we are being sustainable, and that is where we start working from. We have been investing a lot of effort in our operations for quite some time now, as can be seen by the way we renew our vehicles and how we use other types of fuel and intermodality”.
BAKING A BETTER WORLD TOGETHER
Europastry remains committed to responsible growth, through different initiative that will allow it to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative in which Europastry is a partner.
The Company is involved in several sustainable projects that are directly aimed at caring for the environment, such as the implementation of 100% green energy in its production plants in Spain or the logistics projects mentioned above.
Francisco Javier Fernández, Warehousing & Replenishment Manager, mentions that "in our energy-intensive negative cold storage processes, it is vital that we use energy as efficiently as possible and that the source of energy is green. This can be seen in the investments we have made in recent years to improve the performance of our refrigeration compressors”.
In addition, Europastry remains strongly committed to the quality of its products, producing ranges that use 100% natural ingredients, local raw materials that reduce food miles, the Clean Label seal, UTZ or Fairtrade certified cocoa, free range eggs, GMO free and partially hydrogenated fat free products, among others. It also produces special ranges for specific groups, such as vegan or gluten-free products, and it is involved in many other projects related to food quality.
Finally, Europastry is increasing its commitment and responsibility to people, through investments that generate new jobs or through its collaboration with the Cuina Justa (Fair Kitchen) Foundation, which entails employing people at high risk of social exclusion.