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Our actions define us

Our work if focused on continuous improvement, searching for innovative solutions and more efficient use of resources to increase competitiveness.


trucks adapted to reduce their carbon footprint


reduction in water consumption in the last 10 years (2010-2019)


of our waste is recovered


of the electricity we used comes from renewable sources


reduction in electricity consumption in the last 10 years. (2010-2019)


of reduction in the carbon footprint ratio in the last four years (2015-2019)

Best sustainable fleet in Europe


tm less of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere thanks to our commercial fleet.

Environmental plan

Strategic principles

We work together with our main suppliers to integrate environmental criteria in the processes of purchase and supply of raw materials.

  • Inclusion of environmental criteria in the validation of 100% of our strategic suppliers.

  • 100% of supply costs correspond to local suppliers

  • Pioneers in developing a productive efficiency programme on farms

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Responsible shopping

100% of strategic suppliers adhere to our responsible purchasing policy.

100% of our strategic suppliers are selected based on environmental criteria.

95% of the milk suppliers evaluated with environmental criteria.

Sustainable Livestock

We are committed to making our farms more sustainable and efficient every day. It is a guarantee for the long term future and allows us to establish lasting relationships.

We have four work programs focused on seeking this sustainability.

A Guaranteed Quality and Safety Program that seeks to make our milk healthier, safer and more nutritious every day.

An on-farm Environment Programme, the MAS Programme, which evaluates and proposes solutions to be able to produce milk using natural resources rationally, eliminate or minimise impacts and promote climate change mitigation.

A Productive Efficiency Program in farms that analyzes the main indicators of farms looking for efficiency in the use of resources.

An Animal Welfare Program to ensure that 100% of our supplier farms meet the Wellfare Quality standard.

In all these programs, continuous evaluations of suppliers are developed according to the criteria described in the different programs.

Development of continuous supplier evaluations according efficiency, optimization of resources and environmental criteria.

Advice, technical assistance and training for farmers.

Good environmental practices manual.

Improvement in waste management and optimisation of energy consumption.

We support livestock farms in bringing the reality of the farm closer to consumers.

Development of a project, in conjunction with the Global Nature Foundation, to integrate the concepts of circular economy and biodiversity into our supply

Participation in the LIFE Project on Mitigation of Climate Change with the Global Nature Foundation.

Optimizing the consumption of water and energy to reduce environmental impact and operational costs in production is one of the company’s biggest challenges.

  • 34.2% reduction in electricity consumption in the last 9 years.

  • 76.6% reduction in landfill waste in the last 9 years.

  • 30.8% reduction in water consumption over the last few years.

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Efficient consumption of water and energy

30.8% reduction in water consumption over the last few years.

34.2% reduction in electricity consumption over the last few years.

99% of the electrical energy acquired has a renewable energy guarantee of origin (CNMC Certified)..

Waste and landfill management

95% of the total waste generated is recovered. Some waste management examples worthy of mention include:

Sewage sludge used as organic fertiliser.

The okara (pulp) and the husk of the soy bean, generated in the process of making soy-based drinks, are added to animal feed.

The egg shell resulting from the production process of the egg product plant is transformed into a product with high added value by taking advantage of the collagen in the membrane and the calcium carbonate in the shell. In this way, the eggshell abandons its condition of residue to become the raw material of another production process for the preparation of food and cosmetics.

Reduction in landfill waste (similar to urban waste): 76.6% over the last 9 years.

Food waste prevention: RAP Movement.

Wastewater purification capacity equivalent to city the size of Vigo (300,000 inhabitants)..

Yield over 97% of our wastewater treatment plants.

Use of biogas generated in the treatment plant, as alternative fuel to natural gas in the cogeneration plant.

Our Gurb, Bezoya Ortigosa and Trescasas plants have reached Zero to Landfill.

Environmental care throughout our value chain.

Vivesoy contributes to taking care of the environment from cultivation, manufacture, transport and distribution, until it reaches our home. See video

Almost 100% of non-trans soybeans produced in Spain for human consumption come from Pascual.

Relevant facts

In recent years we have reduced our water consumption by 30.8%, as can be seen in detail in the following chart.

In recent years we have reduced our consumption of electricity by 34.2%, as can be seen in detail in the following chart.

Since 2010, thanks to the various waste recovery initiatives, we have reduced the amount of waste sent to the landfill by 76.6%, as can be seen in detail in the following chart.

At Pascual, we are committed to innovation, so we work both to reduce the consumption of materials used in the manufacture of packaging and in the incorporation of sustainable materials.

  • 100% FSC paper labels

  • 100% FSC tetra brik packaging

  • 25% recycled PET in all our small Bezoya bottles (330 and 500 ml) as well as in the 1.5 litre format.

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Optimisation of containers and packaging

Prism 1 litre format lightened with trimmed flap

Vivesoy format changed from 4 to 6 units

Milk family-size format from 6 to 8 units

Milk bottle weight optimisation

Optimisation of film wrapping

Sustainable materials

Changeover of the entire Edge milk portfolio to cardboard boxes

590 million FSC-certified Brik containers in 2018

The use of materials with an FSC seal ensures they originate from a sustainable wood source. This is why we use pallets from sustainably managed forests.

We want to help take care of the environment, which is why Bezoya bottles are made of glass and PET. Both materials are 100% recyclable..

100% of the cardboard we use is recyclable

The goal in 2022: 100% rPET in Bezoya containers

At Pascual, we are aware of the importance of an efficient transportation management to reduce the carbon footprint. For this reason we aim to significantly reduce our transportation carbon footprint across our value chain.

  • 2,500 tm reduction in CO2 emissions from our commercial fleet.

  • Use of 100% electric vehicle for distribution in cities.

  • ECO stars five star rating for the environmental performance of our sustainable fleet of vehicles (2,447 vehicles) 2015

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Sustainable mobility

We won the AEGFA Award for Training and Education of fleet users for their Road Safety Plan. This award recognizes those initiatives aimed at achieving greater safety and comfort in the use of company vehicles by workers.

Pascual teams up with Vincci Hotels and AEHCOS to promote sustainable distribution in Malaga. 2016

Sustainability prize is awarded to its logistics and transport management team by the Spanish Organisation of Business Logistics and Transport. 2016

Fast charging points for electric cars, 4 in Madrid and 2 in Barcelona for the use of local branches. 2015

ECO stars maximum five star rating for the environmental performance for our sustainable fleet of vehicles (2,447 vehicles). In 2015, the company was named as having “The best European sustainable fleet” in the food sector.

Master category in the AEGFA, 2015 Receiving the prizes for:

  • Corporate decision to commit to sustainable vehicles.

  • Best Mobility Plan initiative

  • Best choice of vehicles

Use of 100% electric vehicle for distribution in cities. Participation in European urban distribution pilot project last mile, in the historical centres of Madrid and Barcelona.

Renewal of the commercial fleet, with the new sustainable fleet consisting of 600 more vehicles working with alternative energies / less polluting technologies. 75% of commercial vehicles are powered by autogas / LPG.

Autogas (alternative fuel): Low particle emissions, very low NOx emissions and greenhouse gases, plus a 50% reduction in noise pollution. CO2 emissions cut by 2,500 tm.

Trailers powered by natural gas are added to the fleet.

Employee mobility surveys are carried out to identify employee patterns of movement from home to work and vice versa.

Voluntary agreements with city councils and other interested parties to improve the air quality of cities.

Transport plans adapted to the needs of employees, commercial and long-distance logistics.

Improve the efficient use of transport (transport infrastructures, GPS, efficient driving courses).

Much of Pascual's efforts in this regard are focused on the study and calculation of the corporate carbon footprint generated by our own activity and the analysis of the life cycle of our products.

  • Environmental strategy aimed at minimising relevant environmental impacts.

  • Quantification of key environmental impacts at all stages of the product family life cycle.

  • Verification of the calculation of the carbon footprint (Scope 1 and 2) in accordance with ISO 14064

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Carbon footprint

Almost zero emissions associated with the purchase of electricity because virtually all of the work centres consume energy of renewable origin (have their corresponding certificates of guarantee of origin) and therefore produce no such emissions.

83% of scope 3 emissions correspond to the supply of raw materials and the distribution of the final product.

Employee Mobility Survey: measure the emissions associated with our in itinere travel (from home to work and vice versa) which contribute to the Pascual corporate carbon footprint, and identify possible actions which would assist them in becoming more respectful of the environment.

Life Cycle Analysis

High percentage of recycling of production and packaging waste reduces impacts associated with waste management.

Modern, efficient vehicles in the transport fleet. Minor impact(carbon footprint, acidification and energy consumption) associated with distribution.

Soybeans not grown on deforested land.

Use of manure as an organic fertiliser in milk and yogurt production. Lower carbon footprint, acidification and eutrophication by substitution of mineral fertilisers.

High digestibility of cattle feed. It reduces emissions of enteric fermentation and therefore the carbon footprint.

Biodiversity and ecosystems are the basis of agriculture and livestock, which in turn form the basis of all food systems. Biodiversity is therefore the origin of all crops and animal species to be used as a source of food and of all the existing variety, hence the need to protect and conserve biodiversity and ecosystems to achieve a sustainable food system.

  • Restoration of the Cantalejo Lagoons(Segovia) in conjunction with SEO-Birdlife in 2016.

  • Restoration of the Tajo River as it passes through Aranjuez in collaboration with Acción Natura.

  • Pascual Forest: Planting of 992 trees of native species on 'La Calabaza' in Aranda de Duero, Burgos.

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Pascual and the Natural Heritage Foundation of Castilla and León repopulate the La Calabaza mountain. Work began in March 2015 with 1,200 trees of native species planted on La Calabaza in Aranda de Duero, Burgos. The plot, relinquished by the Aranda de Duero town council, is to be repopulated with stone pine, oak, sloe and hawthorn trees.

In 2016, the repopulation of the area continued with the planting of 992 additional trees. The plot is owned by the Aranda de Duero town council.

These actions form part of the Pascual Quality environmental project, which includes the creation of the Pascual Forest to offset the greenhouse gas emissions generated by its Aranda plant and to contribute to reducing the company's carbon footprint.

Voluntary Action Group:

Volunteering day: Restoration of Cantalejo Lagoons in Segovia, in conjunction with SEO Birdlife (2016).

Madrid volunteering day (2014): Somontes environmental educational activity for young people on the fauna and flora of their local area.

Plant a tree, save a life: Restoration of the River Tajo where it passes through Aranjuez (International Water Day) Delivered by Acción Natura in 2013


Presentation of the 2016 National Congress on the Environment CONAMA of the Management Plan of Environmental Impact H2020 of Pascual. See Technical Communication

Participation on the 2016 National Congress on the Environment. We work across different working groups such as Sustainable Sourcing in the Agrofood industry and Mitigation Hierarchy.

Participation ENVIFOOD Meeting Point, meeting of the environmental and food sectors. 2016

Publication of Good Environmental Practices 2016. See publication

Participation NATURAL CAPITAL SUMMIT. 2016. A meeting which seeks to raise awareness of the concept of natural capital, the opportunities offered by its integration into organisations, as well as the various initiatives that are being developed on an international scale.

CLUSTER DE CAMBIO CLIMATICO FORETICA - Participation as leaders in the event, with this being one of the challenges which will mark the business agenda over the next few years following the COP 21 in Paris. In it, a group of large companies works together to lead the strategic positioning of climate change in the management of organisations, to converse and exchange opinions and good practices, to be part of the global debate and to be central to the decisions taken at the administrative level .2016

Photography competition World Environment Day Photos from 2016 exhibition

WWF Earth Hour Pascual has joined the global initiative Earth Hour promoted by WWF (World Wildlife Found) for the third consecutive year, which takes place on Saturday 28 March 2015.

1 million pledges for the climate. We were among the first to join in the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment initiative 1 million pledges for the climate. It has been a success given that we have achieved our objective of adding one million pledges and 750 entities. 2015

Promoting environmental education at the Valdevacas lodge. This centre is equipped with educational resources enabling us educational programs for a variety of different age groups who are housed in both organized and independent manner. The centre has been financed by Pascual and has been used by more than 6,500 people since its opening.

Sponsorship of technical workshops on ecological restoration for forestry agents in the Lozoya region. Taught by the GAIA Association.

What concerns us

Cycle of Life Analysis

At Pascual, we focus the life cycle analysis on product families (milk and milkshakes, yoghurt, soy and water).

Carbon Footprint

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).

Food Waste

In 2013, Pascual integrated strategic lines of action into its Environmental Plan, which directly influence other aspects in the prevention of food waste. With actions ranging from sustainable procurement to waste management, one of the objectives included in the plan was the company's commitment to preventing food waste through various internal and external actions and initiatives.

Sustainable Food

The Pascual commitment to achieving a Sustainable Food System is founded on its Environmental Policy. In a similar vein, the company has its own Environmental Impact Management Plan (2013-2015), which determines the actions necessary to reduce and minimise environmental impact, in addition to relevant control and monitoring measures for their adequate use and systems to detect opportunities for improvement.

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Here you can access documents, manuals of good practice and other materials related to Pascual initiatives to improve our performance and strengthen environmental sustainability, as well as to disseminate and share with our stakeholders our commitment to care and respect for the environment.

Good environmental practices

World Environment Day Contest

Other documents

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