We understand the profound responsibility we have in shaping a better society. Our dedication to creating a positive impact drives us to adopt a holistic operating model that is sustainable, respectful, and balanced. We embrace commitments that not only benefit you, but also future generations. In pursuit of this vision, we are actively implementing plans to achieve carbon neutrality, ensuring that our operations have minimal impact on the environment. We prioritize responsible water usage, safeguarding this precious resource for present and future needs. Additionally, we are committed to reducing waste, striving for a circular economy where resources are utilized efficiently and waste is minimized.
We invest in a wide range of projects each year to enhance our efficiency and contribute to a sustainable future. We recognize the importance of utilizing energy effectively By incorporating innovative technologies, optimizing utilities and processes, implementing energy recovery systems, and promoting good housekeeping practices, we continuously strive to improve our energy efficiency.
We understand the significant impact that transitioning to renewable energy can have on the environment. That's why we invest in solar panels each year as part of our ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint. By harnessing the power of renewable sources, we strive to generate our own clean and sustainable energy at our production sites.
We recognize the importance of utilizing carbon-neutral sources like wind, rain, tidal, wave, and geothermal energy, and we are actively working towards increasing our use of renewable sources.
At Puratos, we’re committed to going beyond carbon offsetting and taking proactive steps to remove carbon, that’s why we’ve chosen to plant trees in our value chain rather than buying carbon credits. This involves planting a diverse range of trees, including timber trees, fruit trees, and nitrogen-fixing trees.
One of our focus is the continuous upgrade our wastewater treatment capacity. By investing in advanced technologies, infrastructure, and several projects we have enhanced our ability to treat wastewater effectively, ensuring that our water discharge meets stringent quality standards. This not only ensures the safety of local rivers and ecosystems but also demonstrates our commitment to environmental stewardship.
While packaging is essential to ensure food safety, extend shelf life of products and protect the integrity of products during transport, it is our focus to reduce it to the minimum. We are committed to constantly making functional and sustainability improvements to the various types of packaging we use. To achieve our waste objectives, we focus on reducing the amount of single-use packaging and reusing as much packaging as possible.
Our focus areas include increasing reusable packaging through pooling systems on pallets and industrial containers, developing recyclable-ready solutions on powder bags with our global scope in mind, and developing innovative flexible plastic packaging solutions in mono-polymer structure materials.
We are deeply committed to reducing production waste throughout our operations and helping our customers and consumers to reduce food waste by extending the shelf life of products. To address this issue, we have a range of solutions that help our customers extend the shelf life and freshness of their products.
Here at Puratos, we know how important it is to take good care of our planet. We reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as we can and have pledged to help preserve our forests and biodiversity. In addition, we aim to source all of our ingredients responsibly, ensuring minimum impact on planet Earth.
To manufacture high-quality ingredients for our bakery, patisserie, and chocolate industry, Puratos sources many different raw materials from around the world. We are 100% committed to responsible sourcing and make sure we collaborate and maintain an open dialog with the people involved in our supply chain.