Reduce our operations’ environmental footprint
- Reduce our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for production and transport by 25% by 2025*
- With fuel consumption reduced by 25% by 2025**
- By increasing our consumption of renewable energies
- Reduce water consumption captured in the natural environment by 25% by 2025*
- Reduce the carbon footprint of our milk collection by 300,000 tons of CO2 equivalent by 2025***
- Develop sorting and recycling of industrial waste and contribute to more circular solutions
* per ton vs 2015 ** per km vs 2015 *** vs 2010
AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE MILK COLLECTION
95% of our milk collection takes place within 70km of our dairies and cheese plants in France. As part of our process to reduce CO2 emissions, our drivers are trained to eco-driving, and milk collection rounds are optimized.
FOSTER CIRCULAR ECONOMY
The processing and recycling of our manufacturing facilities effluents are naturally in line with the Group’s CSR process. Our Fro’ subsidiary thus recycles 100% of its organic waste using its milk producers’ methanization plants.
For its part, Fromagerie Perreault at Azé in France has optimized the processing of its waste through a local partnership providing the company with energy generated by the biogas obtained from methanization of its organic waste.
NATURAL GAS CONVERSION
In France, the Champdeniers-Saint-Denis site converted its old oil-fired boiler plant into a natural gas boiler. This investment meets the new environmental requirements. It reduces energy costs and contributes to reduce the site’s environmental footprint by reducing CO2 emissions by 27% compared to the oil-fired boiler. This new facility is an asset for the town, its inhabitants now enjoying city gas, and a real improvement in terms of reducing noise pollution.
REDUCE THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF OUR PACKAGING
Reducing our carbon footprint also means ecodesigning our packaging and using recyclable materials. For its product Chaumes L’Original 200 g, the brand has launched a tray composed of at least 67% of renewable plant material. Its plastic cover has also been replaced by a recyclable cardboard sleeve.
For its part, Fol Épi saves up to 70 tons of plastic a year thanks to its new packaging containing 23% less plastic and 30% of recycled plastic.
In our Spanish subsidiary Arias, 35% of the raw materials used in PET packaging are of recycled origin.
RichesMonts optimizes the secondary packaging of raclette slices and reduces its consumption of cardboard by 100 tons.
A HIGH QUALITY ENVIRONMENTAL WAREHOUSE
Intended to take over the export flows of the Group’s subsidiaries, the new Normandie Export Logistics warehouse in Honfleur meets the strictest environmental standards. HQE certification takes into account the environmental quality of the building, the management of operations to achieve the set environmental performance.
Construction site with low nuisance, construction products chosen to limit the sanitary impacts: the construction was conducted in an approach of respect of the environment. The design of the building makes it particularly energy and water efficient and outdoor facilities have been designed to promote biodiversity.
Savencia Fromage & Dairy consists of two complementary divisions that are both built on adding value to dairy resources.