Lactalis Ingredients has beaten its 2025 water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions targets ahead of schedule, the company has revealed in its newly-published corporate and social responsibility report.
The subsidiary has managed to slash its scope one emissions by 10% and its water consumption by 5%. The approach is consistent with the Group-wide strategy, which aims to cut emissions by 25% in 2025 and 50% in 2033.
Lactalis Ingredients is also planning to have all its factories ISO 14001-certified by the end of 2024 and FSSC 22000-certified by 2025.
At its Société Laitière de Retiers location, a natural gas boiler will be replaced with a solid recovered fuel boiler, which will reduce the site’s emissions by 60%.
In Villarrobledo, photovoltaic panels, which will provide 20% of the site’s energy consumption, will be installed whilst a membrane concentration plant was installed this year. This modification will allow the gas consumption of the drying plant to be divided by three, says the company.
PV panels will also be installed at the Walhorn plant to produce 5% of the site’s electricity.
Lactalis Group meanwhile has announced it is working on developing a program to ensure that by 2023, its dairy technicians will be trained in best practices in order to advise farmers while by 2025, all of its direct volumes of milk collected will be subject to an on-farm animal welfare assessment.
The company will look to ‘progressively eliminate’ practices such as routine dehorning, the report revealed.