Our positive impact on the planet

We are committed to reducing our ecological footprint, protecting the environment, and contributing to the sustainable progress of society. To achieve this, we strive to promote proactive and forward-looking leadership.

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Our initiatives
La Guita, an example of sustainable practices for cultivating almond trees

We apply best practices in sustainability and biodiversity protection. We cover crops with ecosystem flora, manage pests and implement integrated production practices. We are FSA and Global GAP 5.2 certified.

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How can we adapt to the impact of climate change?

Climate change has multiple impacts on our lives. Through practices such as infrastructure protection, emergency response and new regenerative agriculture practices, we can adapt to new and increasingly frequent phenomena.

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The challenge of reducing our energy consumption.

We work to reduce energy consumption and promote renewable energies. We have installed 9,800 solar modules that meet 14% of our energy needs. This investment cost 3.6 million euros and was funded by a sustainability loan.

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Climate Change and Decarbonisation
Climate change is an unprecedented global challenge for society as a whole. At Importaco, we believe that through collaboration and innovation we can transform the agri-food system to make it more resilient and respectful of the environment, as well as caring for the planet. In this area, our lines of work are cross-cutting and include reducing our emissions in relation to product sourcing, eco-design and circular packaging, sustainable mobility, energy decarbonization and carbon removal.

2025- Reduce our emissions by 25% in Scope 1 and 2 compared to 2023.

2025- Reduce energy consumption at our production sites by 20% compared to 2023.

2025- Make 20% of the electricity consumed in our production plants come from self-consumption.

2030- Achieve Zero Net Emissions in Scope 1 and 2, reducing our environmental footprint as much as possible.

Circular Economy

We are committed to the circular economy, promoting the recycling of materials and the optimisation of production processes.

By 2022, we had improved the composition of plastic packaging to facilitate recycling. Our goal is to achieve 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable packaging by 2025. To achieve this, we are conducting studies on the recyclability of flexible materials and researching how to improve the composition of packaging. This allows us to ensure the highest standards of food safety and sustainable use of materials, two concepts that we consider perfectly compatible.

Through our Zero Waste policy, every year we manage to revalue more than 5,000 tonnes of waste into energy and materials such as cardboard and plastic. By doing this, we maximise the value of raw materials, save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We have Zero Waste certification at numerous production sites by implementing methods to reduce the use of resources, as well as recovering and recycling them to achieve proper disposal of non-reusable waste.

We are committed to preventing food waste throughout its useful life through improvements in industrial processes and collaboration with various social organisations. To achieve this, our lines of action include improving processes and guaranteeing their stability, as well as optimising our value chain to avoid waste and redistribute unconsumed food. Eliminating food waste is a way of contributing to reducing malnutrition and the consumption of natural resources.

Sustainable water use

It is vital to move towards responsible water use

Sustainable Agriculture

Protecting soil

We have a programme that includes applying regenerative agricultural practices to protect soil fertility, reduce soil erosion, increase organic matter, and prevent soil degradation using conservation techniques. We encourage crop rotation and cover crops based on leguminous plants to reduce the use of fertilisers. Healthy soil is essential to achieve a quality harvest and achieve our climate goals.

Protecting biodiversity

At Importaco we apply integrated pest management techniques, respecting the insect fauna that favours the biological control of pests. We also use manual systems for eliminating weeds and we generate protection systems for the existing fauna, such as bird drinking fountains or refuge areas. Maintaining high levels of biodiversity has positive effects for agriculture and is essential to achieve the biological balance of ecosystems and guarantee their future and survival.

Sustainable water use

Nut and dried fruits are both irrigated and rainfed crops. In both cases, appropriate water use is essential. We apply techniques for efficient water use such as drip irrigation, the implementation of systems to prevent moisture loss, the installation of elements that allow the reuse and storage of water, and the optimisation of irrigation to reduce water consumption thanks to collaboration with farmers.

Adapting to climate change

Agriculture is one of the sectors most affected by climate change due to elements such as changing rainfall patterns or desertification. That is why, as part of our programme, we apply regenerative agricultural practices, such as conservation agriculture, to prevent erosion and desertification. We also continually evaluate new cultivation areas and study the use of new varieties adapted to today’s climatic conditions.

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