Agraz: Sustainability commitment

Dear friends, I would like to focus this 4th Sustainability Report, in the advantages that our costumers perceive of their products being sustainable, faced to the final consumer.

Each year there are more costumers, who are really interested in the sustainable nature of the product that we offer them, because there is a greater awareness of the need to protect the environment. In Agraz we are fully committed with the environment, so that is why, for years, we have been interested in letting know what we are doing and what are our goals in sustainable matters. With the production of sustainable raw material, we got to do more with less:

  • Less water consumption.
  • Less consumption of fertilisers (large generators of CO2).
  • Lower power consumption.
  • Lower consumption of plant.
  • Less CO2 emissions.

We are still working on the respect and protection of Biodiversity with various projects carried out in different manor houses under the supervision of our sustainability department.

After five years of experience working in sustainable projects, it is confirmed that the climate factor is very important and affects the tomato crops. Therefore, each year, we have to adjust our goals based on this factor, but always aimed at the reduction of environmental impact. Once achieved our objectives to be sustainable, both in Spain and in the USA, the next step is China, where we want to be pioneers in the culture of respect for the environment, implementing our way of working within the Chinese local culture, little by little making our factories, more sustainable. As measures to take in short term, we are going to select a group of farmers to begin working with them. These should serve as a showcase for the rest by showing the benefits of these sustainable practices.

In Agraz, we continue believing that sustainability is the only way to supply sufficient raw materials to meet the global needs of our future products, that is why we are sustainable. Many of us are already committed and I encourage you to join us. Thank you very much for your attention.

Ramón Páramo,
Commercial Director of Agraz

Crop Year 2014: Sustainability Report

We would like to inform you of the commitment and strategy that Agraz is currently developing in order to become a 100% sustainable supplier.



AGRAZ wins a Unilever award on “Winning through Sustainability” at the Partner to Win event

On May 3rd 2012, Unilever awarded strategic supplier Agraz with the “Wining through sustainability. Embracing sustainability throughout their business” award at the 2012 Partner to Win event in London. Unilever is an FMCG committed to the sustainable development of its business and owns a portfolio of some of the world’s most recognized branded consumer products. We believe Unilever awards are extremely important and well valued by the industry and Agraz is really proud of this award that recognizes the valuable work our company is doing in sustainability, in persuading and helping our farmers to reduce the water usage, fertilizers, pesticides, improving the social welfare of our farmers, and encouraging biodiversity, as well as other projects. We want to take the opportunity to thank Unilever for their recognition of our performance and encouragement for our Group to increase efforts on sustainability. In the picture, Agraz receives the award from Chief Procurement Officer Mark Engel.

To find out more about the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan click here

SEO/Birdlife Program

Biodiversity is a key point of our sustainability project and although the new European CAP will put a lot of emphasis in this matter, Agraz is a step ahead of other processors with the cooperation agreed upon with SEO Birdlife to protect and develop the ecosystem on 2 of our farms. You can access the site to obtain more information about these projects

Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint has been defined as the total sets of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organization. The mitigation of carbon footprints through the development of alternative projects represents one way of reducing a carbon footprint.

We have calculated the Carbon Footprint of our Group. For more information please contact our sustainability department clicking here.