SUSTAINABILITY

Contributing to a more sustainable agriculture

Environmental and economic sustainability. Out of the utmost respect for the environment, we have learnt how to transform natural resources and industrial processes in order to increase the profitability and performance of our products.

Our group is leading the transition of the agricultural sector towards more sustainability and we achieve this with highly efficient products, based on the use of renewable raw materials and respect for the environment. We have succeeded in this through the research and development of bio-technology in this matter. We have activating, regulating, enhancing and protective technical solutions, of organic, biological, chemical and mineral origin. These interact with each and every one of the nutrients provided in our formulas, and also on those native to the soil.

All Fertinagro Biotech products and services are intended to promote solutions based on BIOECONOMY. We are the industry leader in the development of high technology, sustainable fertilisers and as such we have the means and tools to help farmers deal with the new regulatory frameworks with regards to nutrient vulnerable areas and sustainable nutrition.

In addition to the products we manufacture, we maintain an internal policy throughout all areas of the company to be 100% committed to sustainable development. We are aligned with European strategies (Green Pact, "Farm to Fork", etc.) and we are committed to be Carbon Neutral by 2050. Today 30% of our consumption is green energy and we have also integrated Sustainable Development Goals into our business strategy.

We recycle close to 80% of the waste generated in our business

All our manufacturing facilities have Zero Discharge systems for process water

30% of the energy we consume comes from renewable sources

Fertinagro Organia is the 1st national fertiliser factory to neutralise its emissions

We develop a wide catalogue of products with Zero Environmental Impact

We manage more than 4,000 tonnes of packaging per year for recycling on the market

Annual sustainability
report

Integrated Management
Policy

The Fertinagro Biotech project that helps producers and distributors to be more sustainable and minimise their carbon footprint as much as possible



El proyecto de Fertinagro Biotech que ayuda a productores y distribuidores a ser más sostenibles y minimizar al máximo su huella de carbono.



El proyecto de Fertinagro Biotech que ayuda a productores y distribuidores a ser más sostenibles y minimizar al máximo su huella de carbono.




PILLARS OF ACTION

3 principles that define our Sustainable Policy

Efficiency

  • More from less. Our production strategy is designed to make the most of the nutrients in our products in order to reduce the units of fertiliser needed
  • Energy efficiency. Implementation plan for energy efficiency systems with ISO 50.001 certification
  • Reduction of water and our carbon footprint.

Circularity

  • Commitment to renewable raw materials. This even reaches up to 60% of the consumption of Raw Materials of renewable origin in some plants.
  • Commitment to recycling waste products. Already reaching 25% of the total raw materials used.
  • Circular production processes in all plants and objective: decarbonization.
  • Management of AEVAE and SDDR containers.

Security

  • Year after year we implement measures necessary to become a 100% safe company.
  • PRYMOR Plan for Risk Prevention and Organizational Improvement.
  • Plan of Excellence that guarantees the best health and safety parameters.
  • Plan Fertilud to achieve the safest and most ergonomic workplaces possible.

STRATEGIC IMPLICATION

Sustainable Action Plans

During the 2023 financial year, each of the Plans have been customised and specialised for each of the Group companies. The Plans in general of the Group are set-out below:

Plan Fertilud



TAKING-CARE-OF-YOU PROJECT: With this new project, two areas of health are intended to be streamlined; firstly the evaluation of the working conditions of the employees; and secondly, the implementation of personal health consultations with our workers by certain professionals within the Group whenever they are required.

MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT: During 2022, management improvement has been reinforced with the start-up of a project to implement a culture of safety and protection and care for the environment carried out by Dekra. This is a key project to achieve an optimal level of protection for our collaborators and the environment. During this year, intense training and awareness work has been carried out for all those responsible at different levels, from the highest management to those responsible. of the operational collaborators, ensuring that shared responsibility is understood.

AWARENESS: Campaigns have begun to raise awareness and understanding. Our Healthy Living Habits Awareness Plan, aims to improve knowledge in occupational health and safety.

Plan Fertimat



LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS: One of our objectives is to conduct the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of various products and of the main manufacturing sites. In addition, we also aim to educate both businesses and customers about the importance of calculating the LCA of our products.

BIOECONOMY AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Our goals in this area are focused on creating new production lines oriented towards circularity and increasing the incorporation of materials from renewable resources. More than 11% of the consumption of materials is renewable and almost 25% is of recycled origin.

ORGANIC PRODUCTION: We seek to improve and increase our organic production to promote the new transition to CAP. To this end, the UNE regulations for new organic products are being implemented.

EFFICIENT FERTILISERS: The main purpose is to improve the quality of our products, for this reason, during 2022, the new fertiliser regulations have been implemented by the company Certrust. In addition, each year the objectives are met in the implementation of new R&D projects related to the efficiency of our products and services.

PACKAGING RECOVERY: Measures are being implemented to promote the reduction of packaging waste in the plants, encouraging bulk sales.

Plan Fertinergy



This plan seeks to establish GHG emission reduction targets, increasing the supply of renewable energy and improving the efficiency of processes. As well as the constant search for new sustainable solutions for our energy demand.

IMPROVEMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Fertinagro has ISO 50.001 certification in three production plants with the highest energy consumption. Around 30% of our energy consumption is renewable and efficient. In 2022 all the energy and emission ratios have been improved, demonstrating an improvement in energy efficiency.

HYBRID FLEET: A new fleet of leasing vehicles has been established, replacing conventional ones with much more efficient and less polluting hybrid vehicles.

IMPLEMENTATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN INDUSTRIES: Self-sufficiency and the increase in renewable energy generation systems are the main purposes to be developed in the Fertinergy Plan. For this reason in 2022 new photovoltaic installations have been carried out for self-generation of electrical energy (Fertinagro Tecnos Máxima , Fertinagro Fertesa, Fertinagro Sur, Leatransa) and thermal energy facilities with biomass (Fertinagro Fertesa, Fertinagro Sur, Fertinagro Nutrigenia).

Plan Fertigual



This plan seeks to promote equal opportunities and inclusion in the work environment, as well as measure our social impact and find out the demands of our interest groups.

EQUALITY PLANS: In 2021 Equality Plans have been prepared by the business in accordance with the new regulations established in 2020. In this way, our aim is to complete the relevant remuneration audits in order to ensure that in our organisations there is no type of salary discrimination.

SOCIAL LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS: From our Chair of Bioeconomy and Society, research and methodology proposals are being developed to measure the social impacts of our products and organisations on the environment.

MATERIAL ANALYSIS: During 2022, a material analysis was carried out on multiple interest groups (employees, customers, suppliers, associations, research centres, administration, universities...) with the aim of seeking the common interest of both business and the environment.

Total Sustainability Plan


PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE FINANCING: Develop Sustainable Financing in different Group companies, establishing evaluations using the EcoVadis tool that allow us to measure our contribution to sustainability over time.

NEW CERTIFICATIONS: Obtain new approvals and certifications in sustainability within our sector, such as the Responsible Care Initiative.

UPDATE CORPORATE POLICIES AND STRATEGIES TO THE NEEDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT: Improve and publish the new Policies and Action Plans related to the contribution to Sustainable Development.

RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN: Modify the supplier approval process to include new sustainability criteria, reapproving all suppliers of critical importance to the Group.

IMPROVEMENT ON THE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: Maintain current ISO certifications and continue adding new Group businesses to our management system.

DEVELOPMENT OF THE EUROPEAN TAXONOMY: Start Taxonomy processes in accordance with the new European guidelines based on new projects and sustainable actions of the Group.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Our commitment to the 17 SDGs

Our commitment to sustainable agriculture allows us to achieve poverty reduction and greater food security.
Our purpose is to promote a fair food transition for the world, promoting healthy foods with less input of fertiliser units.
The Fertility Plan has focused on improving the Health and Safety of all our employees.
We have two Chairs that promote research knowledge in the area of bioeconomy.
The Fertigual Plan establishes a new Gender Equality Policy.
All plants have zero process water discharge and rainwater collection systems.
The Fertinergy Plan focuses on increasing the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in plants.
We seek to promote decent and sustainable work, to this end we have aligned our entire labour offer to the SDGs based on the objectives of the position.
Constantly investing in R&D&I, providing great advances in science and biotechnology is our mark of identity.
Our locations in depopulated territories generate employment in areas with socioeconomic problems and support sustainable development by reducing inequality.
We invest in infrastructure that promotes sustainability; this year our R&D&I laboratory has been improved.
The circular economy stands out in the Group by not generating process waste and acquiring by-products such as raw materials.
GHG emissions have been reduced and scope emissions are being measured.
We contribute to the conservation of water quality by using efficient fertilisers.
All our operations respect biodiversity.
We apply the criteria of Good Governance and improve Compliance and business ethics.
Our alliance with Universities, Consortia, Associations and European Projects allow us to cooperate with the Agenda.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Our commitment to the 17 SDGs

Our commitment to sustainable agriculture allows us to achieve poverty reduction and greater food security.
Our purpose is to promote a fair food transition for the world, promoting healthy foods with less input of fertiliser units.
The Fertility Plan has focused on improving the Health and Safety of all our employees.
We have two Chairs that promote research knowledge in the area of bioeconomy.
The Fertigual Plan establishes a new Gender Equality Policy.
All plants have zero process water discharge and rainwater collection systems.
The Fertinergy Plan focuses on increasing the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in plants.
We seek to promote decent and sustainable work, to this end we have aligned our entire labour offer to the SDGs based on the objectives of the position.
Constantly investing in R&D&I, providing great advances in science and biotechnology is our mark of identity.
Our locations in depopulated territories generate employment in areas with socioeconomic problems and support sustainable development by reducing inequality.
We invest in infrastructure that promotes sustainability; this year our R&D&I laboratory has been improved.
The circular economy stands out in the Group by not generating process waste and acquiring by-products such as raw materials.
GHG emissions have been reduced and scope emissions are being measured.
All our operations respect biodiversity.
Todas nuestras operaciones respetan la biodiversidad.
We apply the criteria of Good Governance and improve Compliance and business ethics.
Our alliance with Universities, Consortia, Associations and European Projects allow us to cooperate with the Agenda.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Our commitment to the 17 SDGs

Our commitment to sustainable agriculture allows us to achieve poverty reduction and greater food security.
Our purpose is to promote a fair food transition for the world, promoting healthy foods with less input of fertiliser units.
The Fertility Plan has focused on improving the Health and Safety of all our employees.
We have two Chairs that promote research knowledge in the area of bioeconomy.
The Fertigual Plan establishes a new Gender Equality Policy.
All plants have zero process water discharge and rainwater collection systems.
The Fertinergy Plan focuses on increasing the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in plants.
We seek to promote decent and sustainable work, to this end we have aligned our entire labour offer to the SDGs based on the objectives of the position.
Constantly investing in R&D&I, providing great advances in science and biotechnology is our mark of identity.
Our locations in depopulated territories generate employment in areas with socioeconomic problems and support sustainable development by reducing inequality.
We invest in infrastructure that promotes sustainability; this year our R&D&I laboratory has been improved.
The circular economy stands out in the Group by not generating process waste and acquiring by-products such as raw materials.
GHG emissions have been reduced and scope emissions are being measured.
We contribute to the conservation of water quality by using efficient fertilisers.
All our operations respect biodiversity.
We apply the criteria of Good Governance and improve Compliance and business ethics.
Our alliance with Universities, Consortia, Associations and European Projects allow us to cooperate with the Agenda.

ACTIVE SUSTANIBILITY

Main achievements
in terms of sustainability 2022-23

  • 01
    Implementation of a flexible system of remuneration system via worker health insurance for all.
  • 02
    Training and informing of our clients (farmers) about the new fertilisation technologies of the future through international conferences such as Renowagro.
  • 03
    EcoVadis silver certification for the Fertinagro Biotech Group and platinum certification for the GlobalFeed company.
  • 04
    The Fertinagro Group has had almost 100 million euros in sustainable debt since 2020.
  • 05
    Incorporation of new products into AEVAE.
  • 06
    Fertinagro, Nutrigenia, Fertesa, Tecnos Máxima and Huelva plants have been certified under module D1: Quality assurance of the production process, which certifies that the quality management system is adequate to evaluate EU fertiliser products.
  • 07
    New training platform to boost both internal and external training for the entire company.
  • 08
    Obtain the Aragón Circular Seal.
  • 09
    At its Organia and Fertesa plants, Fertinagro has certified, together with CAAE, that its Fertiliser manufacturing process is suitable for the production of Ecological inputs.
  • 10
    Launch of a Quality Assurance project for our products and markets, with a 360º vision, encompassing all the interested parties.
  • 11
    New microbial bio-fertiliser products to promote a decarbonisation of the fertiliser industry.
  • 12
    RSA + Aragon seal.
  • 13
    Continuation of the construction of the new business in Morocco that is intended to be our strategic point for the manufacture and commercialisation of our technology products in North Africa.
  • 14
    Launch at Fertinagro Group level of a project to implement a culture of safety and the environment at all levels of the company's hierarchy, hand in hand with a prestigious multinational compan called Dekra. This company is helping us to become aware of safety and analyse changes and actions through risk analysis.
  • 15
    EPD certification of all our formulation processes for most of our products in Spain, a pioneering project at an international level.
  • 16
    Preparation of a study related to the alignment of our activities with the Taxonomy of several of our companies.
  • 17
    Obtaining Responsible Care certification (audits and compliance with requirements).
  • 18
    New facility for the production of sustainable fertilizers from a pyrolysis process that reuses energy and generates products with its own source of organic nitrogen through a carbon-capturing production process.
  • 19
    Undertaking of different psychosocial studies in various Group companies.
  • 20
    New implementation of renewable energies in industries: Photovoltaic installations for self-generation of electrical energy (Fertinagro Tecnos Máxima, Fertinagro Fertesa, Fertinagro Sur). Thermal energy installations with biomass (Fertinagro Fertesa, Fertinagro Sur, Fertinagro Nutrigenia).
  • 21
    Registration and publication of the new Equality Plans in accordance with new regulations in force.
  • 22
    Improved work-life balance through greater flexibility of work start and finish times.
  • 23
    An IT security audit has been carried out.
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