CSR

Every year, we maintain and renew our commitment to sustainable transformation, as established in our Strategic Plan for Sustainability and CSR Management.

“La Unión aims to be a transforming agent and play an active and productive role in sustainable development. For us, sustainability creates a positive feedback loop and is the best innovation tool in the sector.”

Javier Carmona
Marketing Director La Unión

The 10 Commandments of Sustainability

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Fight
climate
change
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Accredited reference in Health and Food Safety
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Change to an Efficient and Sustainable Production model
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Firm commitment
to the Circular Economy
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Innovation and digitalisation for sustainability
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Foods with high nutritional value for a balanced diet
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Ethical excellence for our clients (SMETA-SEDEX)
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Equal opportunities and continuous improvement of diversity management
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Social Responsibility
towards our
farmers
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Commitment to food and social inclusion related social causes

Renewing our commitment to
sustainable development

We have renewed our commitment to the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact Spanish Network, as well as our contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda

We continue working towards our consolidation as a socially responsible company, reporting our most notable advances in terms of sustainability, human rights, labour standards, the environment and the fight against corruption, with bio-economy, innovation and social development as strategic pillars.

Action Focus

Indirect Effects

Direct Contribution

We practise sustainable development

Replacing plastic packaging with compostable materials that have antimicrobial, antifungal and antigerminative properties (Biovege).

Creation of sustainable packaging from fruit and vegetable waste (We Care Pack).

Hydroponic or soil-less cultivation.

Energy self-sufficiency for cucumber packaging.

New Long Fresh deep-freezing facility that, using pioneering technology, preserves all the nutritional and organoleptic qualities of fruit and vegetables, thereby extending the useful life of produce.

Reuse of by-product losses in order to promote the circular and bio-economy.

Organic division with a 100% organic production.

Second carbon footprint and first water footprint measurements to reduce our environmental impact with measures like the incorporation of a new fleet of electric vehicles.

Installation of efficiency modules in vehicles and machinery.

Use of rainwater in irrigation.

We retain talent and improve the well-being of our stakeholders

Personnel team

Reconciling work and family life.

Equality Plans with 50% women in positions of responsibility.

Family Plan Solidarity projects.

7,654 hours of training, culture, and social and environmental projects.

Farmers

Comprehensive, free advice to farmers, transparency around daily pricing and an online communication channel.

Use of 3 in-house laboratories, where we carry out more than 64,000 analyses per year.

Society

Agreements with cultural, university and training entities in order to promote employment.

School programmes promoting healthy eating habits and sports activities.

Environmental protection through innovation.

Value chain

Over 3,500 farmers

Provisioning

Production

Distributors and Platforms

Client

Internal logistics

External logistics

Cold chain logistics

Community, Health and Wellbeing

New goals

Installation of photovoltaic solar plants at the Long Fresh, Merpo and Primores centres.

Update of carbon and water footprints.

Reduction of water consumption for crops.

Projects to improve the use of resources in agriculture.

Creation of a neutrality roadmap built on a Science-Based Targets Initiative.

Projects focussed on sustainable production, in collaboration with Koppert & Kimitec.

Improved traceability to reduce waste and energy consumption.

Procurement certified by the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenges.

Development of a line of coatings to extend the useful life of produce.