SUSTAINABILITY

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Take a peek inside our Sustainability Charter and see how we’re making a difference for a greener, brighter future:

WATER

WASTE

LAND

BIODIVERSITY

NOISE

ENERGY

EMISSIONS

SOCIAL

WATER MANAGEMENT

AT RIPOLL, WE’RE SERIOUS ABOUT SAVING WATER

Water management isn’t just about conservation; we want to preserve this precious resource for generations to come. 

Waste management goes beyond recycling, we actively minimize waste at its source and always search for responsible solutions for disposal.

50,000 to 80,000 liters

Since 2013, our innovative system reuses broth from the pre-sizing line’s treatment pond, cutting water use by 50,000 to 80,000 liters each season.

93% efficiency

Localized Sustainable Irrigation: self-compensating drippers deliver water directly to the plants roots, cutting evaporation and run-off, achieving over 93% efficiency.

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WATER

WASTE MANAGEMENT

AT RIPOLL,
WE TRANSFORM WASTE INTO OPPORTUNITIES

The key to preserving our planet lies in responsible waste disposal. 

At Ripoll, we have a long history of actively implementing various techniques to responsibly manage our waste.

Ozone treatment plan

Our ozone treatment plant purifies used broth from our pre-calibration line before it enters the sewage system, preventing pollution.

Waste management

Recognizing the importance of recycling, we collaborate with customers and suppliers to develop sustainable packaging solutions, including returnable packaging and compostable materials

Circular economy

Recognizing the importance of recycling, we collaborate with customers and suppliers to develop sustainable packaging solutions, including returnable packaging and compostable materials

LAND MANAGEMENT

AT RIPOLL, WE RESPECT THE EARTH BENEATH OUR FEET

Our commitment to land management means we use thoughtful development practices.

Such as tailoring treatments to each crop’s specific needs to maintain soil fertility.

Mulching technique

Our Mulching technique helps:

  • Protect soil from harsh weather.
  • Optimize irrigation and preserve humidity.
  • Fertilize and boost soil microbial activity.
  • Prevent weed growth.

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BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT

AT RIPOLL,
WE WANT
TO CREATE
THRIVING ECOSYSTEMS

We’re committed to conserving the environment and biodiversity.

Our biodiversity management creates ecosystems where all forms of life can flourish.

Environmental regulations & preventive technologies

By following environmental regulations and using preventive technologies, we reduce the need for agricultural chemicals.

NOISE MANAGEMENT

AT RIPOLL, WE CARE FOR AN OPTIMAL PEACE OF MIND

Noise management is important to maintaining a balanced working environment, for both the productivity of operations and the well-being of workers.

As a result, we rigorously examine our plant and machinery to limit noise emissions and reduce noise pollution.

Optimizing our energy usage is an intentional choice.  

We constantly work on smart energy solutions. For us, energy management is not just about efficiency; it’s about harnessing the power of renewables -like our photovoltaic plant- to power our plants sustainably.

1.000 KW peak solar power

We’ve installed a 1.000 KW peak power solar panel system on our packaging warehouses’ roofs, reducing CO2 emissions by 130 tons per year, equivalent to planting 265 trees annually.

Refrigeration installation

Our refrigeration system uses frequency converters to adapt electrical consumption to demand, increasing efficiency.

Natural gas

We’ve switched from fuel oil to natural gas, reducing CO2 emissions and enabling circular energy use by recovering and reusing heat in other processes.

Hot air recovery

We recover and utilize the hot air expelled by air compressors to heat our drying tunnels, reducing gas use and greenhouse gas emissions.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

AT RIPOLL, WE SHAPE THE FACTORY OF THE FUTURE

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ENERGY

EMISSIONS MANAGEMENT

AT RIPOLL, WE’RE NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT REDUCING FOOD LOSS

Food waste contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions.

We believe we have a responsibility to our planet, our producers, our local communities and our customers. We’re strongly committed to reducing fruit loss.

Harvest

Training personnel and using specific tools to minimize fruit damages.

Storage

Efficient stock management to minimize cold storage time.

Packaging

Adapting packaging plants to prevent fruit damages (falls from height, scratches, pinches and the like) and ensuring cold storage preservation.

Logistics

Monitoring temperature during transport to maintain the cold chain.

SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY

AT RIPOLL,
WE’ CARE
ABOUT YOU

We strongly believe that prioritizing the welfare of our workforce is a big part of our moral compass.  

We want to create a culture of care and inclusion where the values of dignity, safety, and empowerment applies for every worker under our roof.

Worker well-being

We prioritize our workers’ well-being, adopting the GRASP certification from the GLOBAL G.A.P certification to demonstrate responsible social practices, including fair wages, preventing child and forced labor, economic inclusion and ensuring health and safety.

177 women and 80 men

We foster a respectful and inclusive work environment, seeing staff diversity as a strength. Our equality plan, developed with worker representatives, promotes gender equality. We also offer a reporting channel on our website for discrimination or harassment issues, maintaining a workforce of approximately 177 women and 80 men.

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