COMMITMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Oleofat is part of the community of companies affiliated to the International Sustainability Carbon Certification (ISCC). It is a certification program focused on the sustainability of land use, traceability and verification of greenhouse gases (GHG) throughout the production chain.
Oleofat’s sustainability policy begins with the control of traceability in each of the phases of the production process. Monitoring is done through a Mass Balance. This tool records each of the inputs of the raw materials in the Oleofat facilities in order to control and guarantee the sustainability of the entire process until the delivery of the revalued product to the end customer.
In addition to giving priority to the traceability of the product, Oleofat controls its carbon footprint through compliance with the so-called GHG Protocol (Greenhouse Gas Protocol). This international tool allows the calculation of GHG emissions generated directly or indirectly by individuals, companies, organizations and regions.
The monitoring and control of the carbon footprint through the GHG Protocol helps to know the behaviors or actions that trigger the increase of emissions, in order to set objectives that contribute to their reduction and to make a more efficient use of resources.
Oleofat’s involvement in the development of a sustainability policy within its production plans has led it at all times to invest and enhance its R&D. Oleofat works with the aim of promoting innovative projects that contribute to sustainable development. This fact has made Oleofat one of the 10 most sustainable companies in the Foral Community that drives the circular economy, according to the Navarre Industry Association (AIN).
In addition to the value added and sustainability that involves giving a new use to oil by-products that enter Oleofat´s plants, it also controls the destination of the generated waste. In this sense, Oleofat’s commitment to the Environment and sustainability translates into the use of its waste, since it sends it to biogas plants designed for conversion into biogas for the subsequent production of energy and biomass to generate biofertilizers.
Oleofat also participates in sustainable projects such as the creation of the first biomethane plant in Soria, or the LIFE-VALPORC project, aimed at the livestock sector and endorsed by the European Union within the framework of environmental policies for sustainable development.
- Oleofat invests and develops projects linked to sustainability that contribute to the improvement of the Environment.
- Oleofat seeks environmental solutions and generates a portfolio of sustainable businesses based on the use of by-products that it revalues and the waste that is generated.
- Oleofat strives to improve its business model and make it increasingly sustainable.
- Oleofat is committed to sustainability and has ISCC certification
In 2015, the member states of the United Nations adopted a resolution recognizing the greatest challenge in today’s world for the integration of specific essential elements: dignity, people, prosperity, the planet, justice and alliances. The 2030 agenda sets out 17 objectives covering the economic, social and environmental spheres. This new strategy will guide global development agendas in the coming years, and to this end, countries committed themselves to mobilizing the necessary means through partnerships with a special focus on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable.
The 2030 Agenda implies a common and universal commitment. Each country faces specific challenges and sets its own goals in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to eradicating poverty in the world, the SDGs include, among other points:
- Ensuring a healthy life and quality education
- Achieving gender equality
- Ensuring access to water and energy
- Promoting economic growth
- Adopting urgent measures against climate change
- Promoting peace and facilitating access to justice
As part of the business fabric, Oleofat joined the objectives set out in the 2030 Agenda to achieve sustainable development, and we promoted our commitment to achieve business strategies in favor of the transformation of people, the planet and prosperity.
The European Commission presented in March 2020 a new Action Plan for the Circular Economy that includes proposals on the design of more sustainable products and the reduction of waste that contribute to the elimination of the ecological footprint by the use and consumption of materials.
The circular economy is a concept linked to sustainability, which defends a production and consumption model that involves sharing, renting, reusing, repairing, renewing and recycling existing materials and products as often as possible to create added value and extend the life cycle of products. In this way, we fight against the linear economy model based mainly on the concept of “use and dispose”
The objectives of the Circular Economy are summarized as follows: use of renewable energies, energy efficiency and efficient and responsible management of all types of resources.
Oleofat aims for a production model that prioritizes the efficient use of resources, the conservation of the environment and the development of a circular economy that contributes to the reduction of the carbon footprint on the planet and to safeguard the environment for future generations. We strive to close the loop by reducing the use of raw materials, refining our operational processes to minimize waste or offering innovative solutions to become increasingly circular.
Reasons to move towards the Circular Economy:
- Decrease demand for raw materials and avoid resource scarcity
- Reduce dependence on other countries for raw materials
- Avoid the impact on the climate of factors such as the extraction and use of raw materials.
Benefits of the Circular Economy:
- Business savings from reuse and waste prevention
- Reduction of total annual greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, the production of materials used daily by society is responsible for 45% of CO2 emissions
- Stimulating competitiveness, innovation, economic growth and employment.
- Provide consumers with more durable and innovative products.