Tradecorp, producing more with less
Farm to Fork is a strategy promoted by the European Union which aims to respond to the challenges of finding sustainable food systems and understands that there is a close relationship between healthy people, healthy societies and a healthy planet (The keys to “Farm to Fork”: an ambitious joint commitment to sustainability).
At Tradecorp, in line with our steadfast commitment to sustainability and the health of people and the planet, we are doing our utmost to make a positive contribution to attaining the objectives of this ambitious initiative. And we do so around five principles set out by the European Union (A healthier and more sustainable EU food system is a cornerstone of the European Green Deal) through which we develop policies and projects that enable us to do our bit for a better world.
Ensuring healthy, affordable and sustainable food for Europeans
Since its inception, Tradecorp’s mission has been to “feed the planet through safe, healthy solutions to create well-balanced, sustainable agriculture.” In order to deliver on our mission, we conduct research into innovative products that enable us to promote and be part of a more productive, environmentally friendly and sustainable way of farming.
Combating climate change
We are all suffering the consequences of climate change. Tradecorp has worked for many years to combat this phenomenon through its long-standing commitment to implementing policies and projects that cut the CO2 our factories and offices emit into the atmosphere.
We are ISO 14001 certified, which means that our production plants, located in Sanchidrian and Albacete (Spain), prevent and minimise their environmental impact through the reduction of emissions and waste, and the efficient use of natural resources and energy.
In addition, we carry out annual energy audits to improve our environmental policies. For example, we have installed inverters in our drying tower fans that will save 16 MWh of energy per year; the boiler has been insulated so that it does not lose heat and practically all the facilities use LED lighting technology.
Protecting the environment and preserving biodiversity
We are concerned about protecting the environment and using natural resources wisely. As part of our commitment, we are members of GLOBALG.A.P., a platform for benchmarking best practice in the global agricultural industry.
All of our active agents are registered and are fully compliant with the REACH regulation. We are also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact. This means that our activities and strategies are aligned with ten principles derived from UN declarations on the environment, as well as human rights, labour and anti-corruption.
Fair economic returns in the food chain
All our products are designed to improve crop yields without harming the environment. This means being able to produce more with less. Our premium quality products, which are formulated for all types of crops and adapted to local agronomic conditions, are very effective, enabling farmers to grow profitable crops and harvests.
Promoting organic farming
Organic farming plays a significant role in our company. In 2018, sales of this type of products accounted for 49% of the company’s total turnover.
Currently, a large number of our products are approved for use in organic agriculture, according to European standards, National Organic Program (NOP) standards or both. Thus, we can cater for the needs of European farmers and help them to comply with and mainstream the objectives of the European Commission, which aims for at least 25% of all agricultural land to be under organic farming by 2030 (A Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system).
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