Global leading baked goods company Europastry has established itself as one of the most state-of-the-art baked goods companies in the sector of frozen dough for bread, rolls, pastries and snacks. To continue that innovation, the company is committed to fighting climate change through sustainable food.
One of these initiatives is the commitment to using 100% sustainable flours. That means the implementation of good practices with local farmers, the use of certified seeds, reduced use of fertilizers, crop rotation and field-to-table traceability. To identify the products made on this basis, Europastry has created the “Responsible Flours” seal.
The company has set important targets for 2021: reducing its carbon footprint by 36%, water consumption by 28% and gas consumption by 8% with respect to this year.
Europastry is promoting collaboration between farmers, mills, manufacturers and distributors to add transparency to everything that happens between the field and the consumer’s table. By working closely with local suppliers, the company is already reducing food miles and the resulting environmental impact, and it exercises exhaustive control over the traceability of our products.
Europastry’s products are made with 100% natural ingredients and processes that use 100% green energy from renewable sources. It has avoided the emission of 50,000 tons of CO2 a year. It also uses recyclable packaging for its products and distributes them under sustainability criteria through sustainable fleets which include electric bicycles, natural gas-powered trucks and mega-trucks with a larger freight capacity, optimization of logistical routes, the use of less polluting fuels and intermodal transport.
“All the actors in the food chain have to collaborate and do their part to ensure that the planet is inhabitable for our children,” says Jordi Gallés, chief executive officer of Europastry. “What will coming generations say about us if we go beyond the point of no return when we still have the means to avoid it? Together with our suppliers and customers, we want to lead this change.”