By definition, sustainability refers to meeting current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs, ensuring a balance between economic growth, care for the environment and social well-being. The idea of sustainable development is a mode of progress that maintains this balance, without endangering the resources of tomorrow.
At Solchem Nature S.L. we are committed to ensuring sustainability in the development of our activity. To do this, over recent years, we have been implementing systems that provide progress in fulfilling our mission.
- Implementation of solar panels on the roof of our warehouse in Olesa de Montserrat. Thanks to the solar energy system, we generate enough electricity to supply our refrigerated and frozen chambers, together with the warehouses and offices. In addition, the surplus electricity generated returns to the electricity network company, which buys it from us to be able to supply it to other users.
- Hiring of an electricity company that supplies 100% renewable energy for the Barcelona offices. The company guarantees that it supplies 100% green energy through GDO certificates (100% renewable guarantee of origin) issued by the CNMC (National Markets and Competition Commission), which periodically confirms that the electricity company represents the same volume of renewable electricity than the one you need to meet the demand of your customers.
- Recycling of plastics and paper in offices and warehouses.
- Acquisition of 7 hybrid electric vehicles. This technology provides us with greater efficiency and lower fuel consumption, managing to reduce CO2 emissions and even make them disappear for limited periods of time in electric mode.
Solar panels in the Olesa de Montserrat warehouse by Solchem Nature.
Generation and consumption panel of the Solchem solar energy network
Since its creation, Nexira has been committed to sustainable development at different levels:
- Environmental protection.
- Participation in the social development of the local populations that supply the raw materials. SOS SAHEL project.
- Contribution to the economic growth of the regions of the world where its ingredients come from.
- Neutral carbon footprint for one of its main ingredients, Inavea™.
Our partner Rousselot, world leader in collagen-based solutions, is strongly committed to responsible production and sustainable development.
You have clear objectives to achieve your goals:
- Reduce energy consumption by 5% per unit of production in 2025 and develop green electricity.
- Reduce water consumption by 5% per production unit in 2025.
- Responsible production: improving production processes and the responsible acquisition of safe, traceable and high-quality raw materials.
- Waste management: generate zero waste. All of its by-products can be processed and used for feed or fertilizer, stimulating a circular economy, free of waste.
- Responsible Sourcing: Your suppliers must meet strict regulatory requirements and require them to provide all necessary information. By working with suppliers that meet sourcing standards, we can help foster an industry that values traceability, animal welfare, safety, and sustainability.
Aker BioMarine believes in a world where everyone can have access to quality nutrition and good health without compromising the future of our planet.
They have decided to be part of the solution and act as an environmentally responsible producer of marine ingredients on a daily basis.
Aker BioMarine has partnered with the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) and WWF-Norway to establish the Antarctic Wildlife Research (AWR) Fund. The purpose of the fund is to facilitate and promote research on the Antarctic marine ecosystem. Since its inception, AWR has funded nine research projects that have improved the management of the Antarctic krill harvest. Aker BioMarine has committed to supporting the Antarctic Wildlife Research (AWR) Fund with $1 million over a five-year period.
In a united campaign of the krill industry, Aker BioMarine is promoting effective sustainability practices through the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies (ARK). In 2018, ARK adopted Voluntary Penguin Buffer Zones to protect penguins during their breeding season; later, in 2020, the area was expanded to encompass a permanently closed area at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.
In 2020, Aker BioMarine received its third consecutive unconditional certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for its sustainable harvesting method for Antarctic krill following an independent assessment. The company was initially certified in 2010, being the first krill company to carry the MSC label.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Antarctic krill catch received an "A" rating from the Sustainable Fisheries Association (SFP) for good management. The independent report states that fish stocks are in “very good condition”, and the Antarctic krill catch in the Southern Atlantic Ocean stands out once again as being particularly well managed.https://www.akerbiomarine.com/sustainability
EuroCaps constantly seeks to improve its sustainability profile and maintain a high level of corporate social responsibility.
Carbon Footprint. They continuously track energy use, reporting it through their quarterly corporate monitoring regime, while also having an active climate change agreement (CCA) with the UK government. They have opted for green energy by installing two wind turbines, which are very well suited to their location on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. They also have solar panels on their roofs, which make a great contribution to their energy supply.
Sustainable Solutions for Raw Materials. EuroCaps is actively seeking sustainable raw materials to use and promote in its products. They are certified and approved by the following organizations and can offer fully certified products, using certified raw materials, which (subject to agreements with the end customer) can carry the sustainability logos of the relevant organizations on the packaging:
- Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
- Friend of Sea (FoS)
- Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
Reduce, reuse and recycle. Most of its waste streams have been successfully diverted from landfills. Naturally, as our high-quality products demand, packaging is of great importance to the integrity and quality of our raw materials. Efficient management of the waste streams that result from this process results in most plastics, metals, paper and wood being separated and presented for recycling. Our surplus raw materials provide a constant input to a variety of industries. All office and dining facilities operate segregation and recycling schemes, including food waste for anaerobic digestion. Working with industry leaders and environmental experts, our in-house specialists seek to ensure that our waste streams are managed in accordance with government and industry standards.https://www.eurocaps.co.uk/about-us/