A Carbon Footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) directly or indirectly released by a company as it carried out its activities.
In the case of Pascual, our corporate carbon footprint includes, amongst other things, emissions associated with the consumption of fuels and electricity from offices, local branches and factories, the transport of raw materials and end products and the displacement of employees (business travel and travel in itinere).
At Pascual we calculate greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) based on the following standards:
ISO 140641:2006 Greenhouse gases.
In the following chart you can see the different work centres included in our corporate carbon footprint analysis in detail:
Office building in Madrid with around 266 employees and 5.552 square meters of surface.
Factories located in Castilla y León, Cataluña and Navarra, dedicated to the manufacture of different products:
Aranda de Duero: milk packaging, production of dairy products and soy beverages.
Gurb: milk packaging.
Bezoya Ortigosa: bottling of natural mineral water.
Bezoya Trescasas: bottling of natural mineral water.
Mocay: coffee roaster.
Delegations distributed throughout Spanish national territory for the storage of the final product and commercial activity.
We have also established three types of 'Scope' within the Corporate Carbon Footprint analysis, which can be seen in detail in the following diagram:
Emissions associated with the consumption of fuels (natural gas and diesel) and the refilling of refrigerant gases in refrigeration equipment.
Emissions associated with the consumption of acquired energy (electricity and steam).
Emissions associated with energy consumption not included in scopes 1 and 2 and other emissions associated with the performance of activities:
Fuel and energy related to the activities of the value chain of natural gas, diesel and fuels used in the generation of electricity, steam and transport.
Transport and distribution upstream. Raw materials transport.
Business trips (commercial fleet and between plants, hotel, taxi, bus and metro, use of own car and rental cars, train and plane).
Commuting of employees (commuting from home to work and from work to home).
Leasing of assets upstream (flexible remuneration leasing fleet).
Transportation and distribution downstream (transport of final products of short distance, long distance, and internationally).
In line with our commitment to the environment and corporate responsibility, at Pascual we have decided to calculate the corporate carbon footprint so we can use this information to set emission reduction objectives, identify opportunities for improvement in the efficiency of our operations and demonstrate consistency with the responsible leadership policies that we are putting into practice, both internally and externally.
This initiative also presents important synergies with certain priorities of the company in this area, such as sustainable mobility and energy efficiency.
The Pascual corporate carbon footprint is distributed in the following way: 69% pertains to Scope 3 (indirect emissions), 25% corresponds to Scope 2 (indirect emissions acquired energy) and 6% is related to Scope 1 (direct emissions), as can be seen in detail in the following chart:*Within scope 3 emissions, 66% correspond to the supply of raw materials and the distribution of the end product.>
*Within scope 3 emissions, 66% correspond to the supply of raw materials and the distribution of the end product.
In addition to material relating to the Pascual corporate carbon footprint, we would like to highlight the following data:
First dairy sector company to report its Carbon Footprint (scopes 1 and 2) with the Spanish Office of Climate Change (MITECO)
Since 2013, we’ve reduced our emissions ratio (tCO2eq/tonne produced) by 7.35% (scopes 1 and 2).
Verification of the calculation of the corporate carbon footprint (scope 1 and 2) in accordance with ISO 14064.
20% reduction plan in 2020 v 2015
2018 Mobility Survey. Main results:
The overall turnout was 67% (1,495 employees), which is 9% higher than 2014
The emissions associated with employee commuting stood at 1,642 annual tonnes of CO2 equivalent where the average per employee is 1.05 tonnes.
The emissions avoided by the application of reconciliation measures amount to 307 tonnes of CO2eq, which means nearly 19% of the emissions in total commuting emissions :
Most of this reduction is due to the decrease in the number of employees commuting to their jobs thanks to the use of videoconferencing, followed by the time flexibility.
Litres of fuel avoided/year: 100,701 litres
Hours/year reduced in commuting 2,431 h