Commitment 2: Our planet
Our purpose of Nurturing a better tomorrow implies going beyond supplying the market with products with the best quality and safety, it means innovating every day with solutions that respond to the environmental and social problems that are affecting the world, through the permanent review of processes and the way in which we generate value to stakeholders, working every day to leave a better world for future generations.
We worked hand in hand with technical experts who have allowed us to understand the strengths and opportunities we have for climate change management.
This year, with the support of the consulting firm GAIA, we embarked on the path to establish corporate environmental goals by evaluating the guidelines of Science-Based Targets, starting with an in-depth review of the environmental indicators and operations of the company's seven facilities. We adjusted roles and responsibilities for the organization's climate management from the highest corporate level, creating an interdisciplinary work team.
We will continue to build capacities with 100% of our direct employees, who comply with the culture of measurement, analysis and reporting that represents us within the organization, focusing our actions on generating a positive impact on our environment, based on a rigorous review of our processes and the opportunities we have to continue contributing to building a better world.
We focus our actions on generating a positive impact on the environment, reviewing our processes and the way in which we generate value in our operations, which has allowed us to show progress in the following indicators in 2021:
Water intensity (m3/ t.e.).
Energy Intensity (MwH/t.e.)
Use of ordinary waste (%)
Emissions intensity (TON CO2/ton)
The protection and care of the environment, through the appropriate use of natural resources, the inclusion of circular economy processes, good practices in accounting and carbon footprint management from a full life cycle analysis perspective throughout the value chain. We reinforce our commitment through the following lines of work.
The Verde de Corazón team is made up of voluntary change agents in Colombia, Mexico and Chile, multipliers of the environmental message, with a genuine interest in positively impacting the environment and leaving a better world for future generations.
Refinery team at Alianza Team® Buga
In 2015 we took on the task of closing the used cooking oil (UCO, ACU in Spanish) cycle in Colombia, using this residue for the production of biodiesel, and six years later this commitment drives us to keep leading this change throughout the region. We built the largest UCO platform for Colombian households, and today we have more than 1,600 collection points in cities such as Bogotá, Barranquilla, Cali and Medellin. We also expanded the scope of collection for the HORECA sector, visiting 31,241 points of sale, including new restaurants, deepening our value proposition by offering solutions that provide traceability and security in the proper disposal of this waste.
In 2021 we collected 963,142 kgs of ACU, which represents 25% more than what was collected the previous year, avoiding the emission of more than 2,311,540 kg of CO2, and the contamination of 1,046,893,300 liters of water.
Manos Verdes team - Alianza Team®
Materials, packaging and containers are one of the greatest challenges for the food and beverage industry in terms of impact and pressure on the environment. From the generation of opportunities that maintain the design and quality of packaging, we aim to ensure that 100% of our packaging achieves its maximum potential for reuse, either by reusing those that are legally and technically possible or by ensuring their incorporation into a local production cycle, preventing them from being improperly disposed of in a landfill or water source.
Last year we proudly announced the launch of the first oil bottle made from 100% post-consumer recycled material, avoiding the use of 127 tons of virgin PET resin. In 2021, our Superfry brand in Panama shifted its packages to use PET made from 100% post-consumer recycled resin.
In Chile, we faced the new legal requirements regarding packaging, complying with the Recycling and Extended Producer Responsibility Law (REP Law), which establishes a framework for waste management and extended producer responsibility.
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We ensure compliance with economic, environmental and social criteria in all our agricultural and livestock chains by working together with our allies to make a difference.
We work every day to leave a better world for future generations; we are on the road to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
We believe in people, their talent and their potential, and committed to programs in health, housing, education, entrepreneurship and food security, we will achieve the comprehensivel development of our people.
We reach homes with relevant and differentiated solutions through brands that generate a positive impact, leveraged by our people, innovation and sustainability.
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