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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.

Optimizar los consumos de agua y energía para reducir el impacto ambiental y los costes operativos en la producción, es uno de los principales retos de Pascual.

  • 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

Casi el 100% de la soja no transgénica que se produce en España con destino humano procede de Pascual.

Relevant facts

En los últimos años en Pascual hemos reducido en un 30.8% nuestros consumo agua, como se puede ver en detalle en el siguiente gráfico.

En los últimos años en Pascual hemos reducido en un 34.2% nuestros consumo en energía eléctrica, como se puede ver en detalle en el siguiente gráfico.

Desde 2010 en Pascual gracias a los diferentes iniciativas para revalorización de residuos hemos reducido en un 76.6% el ratio de residuos enviados al vertedero, como se puede ver en detalle en el siguiente gráfico.

En Pascual apostamos por la innovación, por ello, trabajamos tanto en la reducción del consumo de materiales utilizados en la fabricación de los envases, como en la incorporación de materiales sostenibles.

  • 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

En Pascual somos conscientes de la importancia que tiene una gestión eficiente del transporte para reducir la huella de carbono. Por este motivo tenemos como objetivo reducir de manera significativa nuestra huella de carbono asociada al transporte en toda nuestra cadena de valor.

  • 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 se alía con Vincci Hoteles y AEHCOS para impulsar la distribución sostenible en Málaga. 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).

Gran parte de los esfuerzos de Pascual en este aspecto se centran, tanto en el estudio y cálculo de la huella de carbono corporativa generada por nuestra propia actividad, como del análisis del ciclo de vida de nuestros productos.

  • 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.

Encuesta de movilidad de empleados: medir las emisiones asociadas a nuestros desplazamientos in itinere (de casa al trabajo y del trabajo a casa) que contribuyen a la huella de carbono corporativa de Pascual, además de identificar posibles actuaciones que permitan que éstos sean más respetuosos con el medio ambiente.

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 y la Fundación Patrimonio Natural de Castilla y León repueblan el monte de “La Calabaza: los trabajos se iniciaron en marzo de 2015 y se se plantarán en total 1.200 árboles de especies autóctonas en el monte de “La Calabaza”, de Aranda de Duero (Burgos). La parcela, cedida por el Ayuntamiento de Aranda de Duero, será repoblada con pino piñonero, encina, endrino y espino albar.

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.

Estas acciones se enmarcan dentro del proyecto medioambiental de Pascual, que incluye la creación del Bosque Pascual para compensar las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero que genera su planta de Aranda, y contribuirá a reducir la huella de carbono de la compañía.

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


Presentación del Congreso Nacional del Medio Ambiente CONAMA 2016 del Plan de Gestión de Impacto Ambiental H2020 de 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

Impulsando la educación ambiental en el albergue de Valdevacas. Este centro cuenta con recursos educativos que permiten ofrecer unos programas educativos completos destinados a distintos colectivos de visitantes que se alojan tanto de forma organizada como autónoma. Esta infraestructura ha sido financiada por Pascual y desde su apertura ha sido utilizada por más de 6.500 personas.

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

En Pascual enfocamos el análisis de ciclo de vida por familias de productos (leches y batidos, yogures, soja y aguas) con una visión global de todos los impactos de nuestra actividad. El objetivo es identificar las etapas que concentran mayores impactos y focalizar actuaciones más efectivas para reducirlos.

Carbon Footprint

En el caso de Pascual la huella de carbono corporativa incluye entre otras, las emisiones asociadas a los consumos de combustibles y de electricidad de oficinas, delegaciones y fábricas, al transporte de materias primas y producto final y al desplazamiento de los empleados (viajes de negocios y desplazamientos in itinere).

Food Waste

Pascual, en el año 2013 integró en su Plan Medioambiental , líneas estratégicas que inciden entre otros aspectos directamente en la prevención del desperdicio de alimentos directamente. Actuaciones que van desde el aprovisionamiento sostenible a la gestión de residuos, siendo uno de los objetivos en este Plan la apuesta de la compañía por la prevención del desperdicio alimentario a través de distintas acciones e iniciativas internas y externas.

Sustainable Food

El compromiso de Pascual hacia la consecución de Sistema de Alimentación Sostenible se fundamenta en su Política Ambiental. En la misma línea, la compañía cuenta con su propio Plan de Gestión de Impacto Ambiental (2013-2015), en el cual se determinan las acciones necesarias para disminuir y minimizar el impacto ambiental, así como las pertinentes medidas de control y seguimiento para su correcta aplicación y para detectar oportunidades de mejora.

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World Environment Day Contest

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