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100% renewable energy at all Tradecorp’s facilities in Spain

Since November 2020, all Tradecorp’s facilities in Spain have been running on 100% renewable energy.

Renowable energy

Both the headquarters in Madrid and the factories in Sanchidrian (Avila) and Albacete use electricity generated from environmentally friendly energy sources.

Using renewable energy helps to combat climate change and mitigate its impact, as it does not emit CO2 or greenhouse gases.

This initiative complements other energy-saving measures we have adopted in the past, such as the installation of inverters in the drying tower fans to reduce the electricity consumption of the turbines, , and the thermal insulation of the boiler room, which has also brought down energy costs. The lighting in the production plants has also been designed with efficiency and energy savings in mind, making the most of natural light and using LED technology.

We also closely monitor our water consumption, reuse and recycling processes in our factories. Thus, for example, the improvements implemented in our Albacete factory mean that we can now reuse 50% of the water we consume and treat 100% of the water we discharge.

 

Tradecorp, a company committed to sustainability

Tradecorp Factory in Sanchidrian, Ávila

Tradecorp Factory in Sanchidrian, Ávila

Since its inception, Tradecorp has embraced concepts such as sustainability and corporate social responsibility as intrinsic parts of its strategy.

Tradecorp has developed an ambitious plan that combines energy efficiency, sustainable resource management and the reduction of harmful gas emissions into the atmosphere with the idea of safeguarding the environment and giving back to the planet and society part of the benefits it provides us with. This has materialised in specific initiatives that help to build a better world.

 

Steadfast commitments

We are aware that to achieve a more sustainable society, we have to start working on it from inside the organisation and build it into our company values, because “Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business” (Global Compact). That is why, since 2012, we have been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact. In doing so, we have aligned our operations and strategies with ten principles that are derived from UN declarations in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

 

We also have an Integrated Quality and Environmental Management System, certified according to the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. The latter guarantees that in our Spanish factories “we prevent and minimise environmental impact, focusing on the reduction of emissions, the efficient use of natural resources and energy, and the minimisation of ” (ISO 14001). We are also members of the worldwide standard for good agricultural practices.