2018 has been an important year for Importaco, as, once again, we have managed to meet the main needs of all our stakeholders. This has been made possible thanks to the dedication of all the people who work at Importaco.
Juan Antonio Pons Casañ
The application of techniques such as active listening and neuroscience has allowed us to know the consumer’s behaviour and opinion about our products. Thanks to this knowledge, we have improved the production processes associated with nuts, pipes and peanuts.
In the development of new products we have followed the latest trends in food, associated with the concepts of health and indulgence. In 2018 we increased the launch of healthy products to 77% of the launches made. In total, we have marketed 38 new products.
The employment policies that we have implemented in the company allow us to create quality jobs. In 2018, our workforce consisted of 1,375 employees, 9% more than in the previous year.
Importaco’s training plans include activities related to the acquisition of technical knowledge as well as sessions for the dissemination of corporate elements.
In 2018, training hours increased by 35% to 41,816 hours.
The long-term relationships we maintain with our suppliers are critical when it comes to creating a more sustainable supply chain. In 2018, 77% of the raw materials for the nuts business were purchased from 50 preferred suppliers.
Importaco’s Social Compliance Programme aims to ensure compliance with human rights throughout the supply chain. In 2018, we worked together with 42 suppliers to meet social and environmental requirements.
In the case of the national almonds, we have achieved complete traceability of the entire process: eld, harvest, storage and shelling. The result of all these actions has been the improvement of the quality of the Spanish almond and the increase of the satisfaction on the part of our clients.
An effcient consumption of natural resources is necessary in order to balance development with the resulting environmental impact. Through our energy effciency strategy, we are committed to reducing energy consumption per unit of manufacture by eight percent, as well as its direct CO2 emissions.