Our environmental commitment has a preventive focus that favors sustainable development, promotes initiatives, and disseminates new technologies to reduce environmental impacts on our operations, within the directives and scopes in the environmental management system.
Recognitions for our environmental management
ISO 50001 Certification (energy management)
Our Ice Cream plant, located in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, obtained the ISO 50001 certification. This certification certifies that our energy management system has the highest standards of efficiency and safety on the subject matter, through a continuous and systematic improvement for energy use, consumption, and efficiency.
In 2021 we had a decrease in water consumption of 4.4% referring to absolute m3, due to the improvement initiatives for resource savings implemented in our different locations.
The total volume of water discharges increased 6.4% in absolute m3, due to the increase in the number of equipment and facilities washing, which were implemented for health and safety reasons motivated by the pandemic.
Compared with discharges per ton produced, there is no increase, since for both years there is an indicator of .75 m3 per ton produced.
In 2021 we had a 6.0% increase in energy consumption, due to a 6.6% increase in our production, therefore, we consumed more fuel. In our Cogeneration plant, there was an increase in energy production, which caused greater consumption of natural gas.
Consumption of energy from clean sources during 2021 was 69.2%
In 2021, the intensity of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GGE) was 0.106 tons of CO2e per ton produced (T de CO2e/ T produced), which represents a 15.9% reduction with respect to the preceding year.
In scope 1, we had an increase of 1,544 T of CO2e (17.0%) with respect to 2020, due to greater production derived from greater consumption of fuel. In scope 2, we obtained a reduction of 5,809 T de CO2e (35.9%) with respect to the prior year, due to the increase in consumption of clean energy.
We consume 3 categories of materials: agricultural raw materials, non-perishable raw materials, and packaging materials (non-renewable and renewable).
87.7% of raw material suppliers are domestic.
13.7% of the total acquired material was recycled, which included corrugated carboard in small boxes, boxes, and trays.
This year we generated 31.6% more hazardous and non-hazardous waste with respect to last year, due to an increase in production and greater control of health and safety conditions as a result of the pandemic, in addition to generation and handling of greater volumes of obsolete equipment. To compensate this increase, we were able to increase recycling of the waste generated in the operation by 86.6%.
We seek to use natural resources efficiently in our production processes, and integrate our consumers in initiatives that add to reduce environmental impact on our packages. This way, we take advantage of waste, we reintegrate it to the production cycle and satisfy our current needs without jeopardizing the availability of resources for the future.
This year, we prepared the Circularity Graphic Guide for the purpose of aligning communication on the optimal disposition of the packaging and containers of the products we prepare. By applying the guide to our labels, our consumers will know the material, recyclability, and reuse of materials, and add to taking care of the planet.
Collaboration with our suppliers throughout the value chain is key to guaranteeing the quality and safety of all products that we market. Their experience, combined with our best practices, guarantee for our consumers unique products in the market, with the highest quality.