CARING FOR THE PLANET

PLANET

Ensure sustainability of all groups, production centres and raw materials that make up our supply chain.

Safeguard the environmental efficiency of all of our operations in order to mitigate and help society adapt to climate change.

SUSTAINABILITY OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Ensure responsible conduct of our suppliers.
Encourage the use of sustainable farming techniques and guarantee animal ethics and welfare

Supplier management
Raw material sustainability
Action plan
Adherence to the Group Suppliers COC or policies with ESG criteria
Compliance audits
Targets 2030
100
all suppliers support the COC or have policies developed according to ESG criteria
Compliance
27

SMETA audits done to suppliers

Compliance ESG criteria + COC+ questionnaire on ethics

64

Herba Ricemills

42

Ebro India

100

Herba Cambodia

100

Herba Bangkok

4

Geovita

2

Mundi Riso

Action plan
Promote sustainable farming standards
Organise training programmes for farmers
Animal welfare policies
Targets 2030
100
of our raw materials
sustainable
Main achievements 2021
€2.6M

invested in Sustainable Agriculture Programs

Herba
Bangkok
  1. “SARI-T” Project
  2. SRP Verification
Herba
Ricemills
  1. “Oryzonte” Programme
  2. FSA Verification
  3. SRP Verification
Ebro India
  1. “EKTA” Programme
  2. Control Farming
  3. Organic Farming
  4. SRP Verification
  5. Programme to reduce the water consumption and emissions and encourage the use of biological plague control methods
Mundiriso
  1. FSA verification
Riviana
  1. FSA verification
Compliance

Sustainable raw material:

18
Global

Rice

Raw material of animal origin:

91
Spain
25
France

Ingredients from cage-free eggs

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY OF OUR PRODUCTION PLANTS

Minimise the environmental impact of our production processes
Reduce our carbon footprint

Energy
Water
Waste
Packaging
Emissions
Action plan
Development of energy efficiency plans
Targets 2030
Reduce energy consumption
Main achievements 2021
7.2

electricity with certificate of guarantee of renewable origin

1.9

renewable fuel (husks, wood chips)

€298,614

in projects of energy consumption reduction

Company Plant Initiative Cost
Ebro India Taraori Reduction of hours operation by improving process 957 €
Herba Ricemills San Juan Modification of steam mill: reduction of direct emissions, improvement of electrical efficiency and lower noise emissions 156,249 €
Lustucru Frais Communay More efficient thermal system to produce hot water 62,000 €
Mundiarroz Coruche Change from conventional lighting to LED 2,650 €
Mundiriso Vercelli Improvement of heat insulation in packaging area 28,000 €
Pastificio Lucio Garofalo Gragnano Solar thermal system to produce domestic hot water 38,500 €
Riviana Foods Canada Hamilton Change from conventional lighting to LED 10,258 €
TOTAL 298,614 €
Action plan
Optimise water consumption
Targets 2030
Reduce water consumption
Main achievements 2021
€3,225,812

in projects of water consumption reduction

Company Plant Initiative Cost
Bertagni Avio, Vicenza Increase in purifying capacity 97,000 €
Lustucru Frais St. Genis Laval Conductivity captors in steam boiler to reduce drains 6,000 €
Pastificio Lucio Garofalo Gragnano New cooling system for the pasta extrusion equipment (closed circuit) 20,000 €
Riviana Foods Canada Delta New steam traps 11,581 €
Riviana Foods USA Memphis Process Lines 1-5 & 8 Rebuild to reutilize cooking water 3,091,231 €
TOTAL 3,225,812 €
Action plan
Progress towards a circular economy, increasing waste reuse and retrieval

Through prevention and efficiency practices:

> Reuse of rice husk as

* Renewable energy source
* Animal feed
* Livestock beds

> Adherence to ECOEMBES in Europe

> Recycling bins in all our centers

Development of actions aimed at the elimination/reduction of food waste

Through more sustainable and efficient economic, productive and consumption models

> Donation of surpluses to food banks

> Agreements with Distributors

> Awareness actions through corporate blog and social networks

> Participation in initiatives:

“Don’t waste food” (AECOC)

Targets 2030
ZERO residue and waste
Main achievements 2021
61

of recovered waste

€1.6M

have been donated to food banks

Action plan
Increase consumption of recyclable and reusable materials
Reduce the amount of packaging materials
Use paper and cardboard from FSC/PFSC managed forests
Use recycled cardboard
Reduce consumption of single use plastic
Look for vegetable based alternatives to plastic
Targets 2030
Eliminate
20
of plastic use
100
of packaging will be recyclable or reusable
Main achievements 2021
55

of our packaging is recyclable

37

of packaging recycle-ready

Action plan
Efficient use of natural resources in our production processes
Optimise logistics
Reduce the number of business trips
Measurements of the crop´s carbon footprint to implement mitigation actions
Compensation projects
Targets 2030
Reduce emissions in internal operations
Reduce emissions in logistics operations
Mitigate the carbon footprint of farming
Main achievements 2021

Emissions intensity:

130 t. CO2e/M€ Net Sales

0.07 t. CO2e/GJ

Total Emissions:

316,204 t. CO2e

9,068 t. CO2e

of emissions avoided through the use of renewable energies

50,705 t. CO2e

of emissions avoided in our marine logistics