The way in how society as a whole responds to environmental challenges over the next decade will be decisive, and making the right sustainable choices today will ensure a stable climate for the coming years. Companies hold the crucial factor in reaching that idyllic future, using their position in the global marketplace to drive sustainable initiatives and requesting the collaboration of their stakeholders.
That is why at Lluch Essence we are aware of our impact on society and work as a team to establish an effective environmental strategy that is aligned with the company's objectives and values.
Lluch Essence has an environmental policy that includes the principles and values to which we are committed, which can be summarized in the following commitments:
§ Adopt the necessary measures to ensure compliance with all applicable environmental regulations and other voluntary commitments.
§ Preventing, controlling and minimizing the environmental impact of the activity on the environment. Opting for those investments or optimization of resources that allow for sustainable growth.
§ To commit to reducing energy consumption, waste, spills and emissions in its activity, also forming part of the important global effort to create a more environmentally friendly society.
§ Participate proactively in associations and other interest groups that promote initiatives that contribute to greater environmental awareness and the improvement of production processes, based on the sustainable management of resources.
§ Training, sensitizing and involving the entire human team so that in their daily activities they develop and apply actions that minimize environmental impact, promoting the responsible use of natural resources.
§ Adopt the necessary measures to prevent environmental risks, especially serious accidents, and limit their consequences on the environment.
Lluch Essence assumes the responsibility to put into practice the principles previously described, Therefore we work to carry out all our activities in an environmentally friendly manner and in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals.
We consider environmental management as a fundamental value of the corporate culture. We promote environmental awareness and allocate the necessary resources to ensure the successful implementation of this environmental policy.
Below, we present our actions implemented in 2021:
§ To ensure compliance with environmental regulations, Lluch Essence has a consolidated Carbon Footprint Calculation Methodology following GHG Protocol standards:
o Data collection for the Emissions Inventory (biannual registration).
o Compilation of electric energy consumption (monthly record).
o Water Footprint calculation with the Water Footprint Network Calculator.
o Calculation of Carbon Footprint with the OECC (Spanish Climate Change Office) Calculator.
o Other environmental indicators such as: pollutant emissions, percentage of waste sent to landfill, percentage of renewable energy consumption, percentage of renewable energy generated, percentage of hazardous waste generated, etc. (annual record).
§ Actions to control environmental impact:
o Since October 2019, Lluch Essence, started a collaboration with ClimateTrade, to minimize the environmental impact by offsetting the emissions generated (facilities, vehicles, commercial flights and participation in exhibitions). Likewise, in 2021, its digital platform was used for carbon footprint compensation.
o In 2021 it has a portfolio of organic, natural and sustainable products. All of them certified by CCPAE and ECOCERT.
o We are working to prioritize raw materials that do not come from species that are under attack or in danger of extinction, as is the case of palm oil. Likewise, we prioritize suppliers that work with this product to be certified with RSPO, for a sustainable use of palm oil.
§ Actions to reduce energy consumption:
o Lluch Essence has created an energy transition strategy for the year 2023, in order to install solar panels which will provide 100% of the energy needed in the company.
§ Participation in sustainable initiatives:
o In 2021 Lluch Essence has had the opportunity to participate in different trainings and seminars that have helped us to consolidate our actions in favor of sustainability.
§ Staff training on minimizing environmental impact:
o In order to raise awareness among the Lluch Essence team and as a follow-up to the activity carried out for the World Recycling Day, additional and specific trainings on Recycling have been carried out.
§ Prevention of environmental risks through the following sustainability indexes:
o Ecovadis: Lluch Essence responds annually to the EcoVadis CSR evaluation questionnaire. The final score is calculated based on 21 CSR criteria in the following areas: Environment, Social, Business Ethics and Responsible Purchasing. In 2021, Lluch Essence has obtained a score of 59/100, 13 points higher than our previous score, obtaining for the first time the company's "Silver" level of commitment. This score places us above the average score of the companies evaluated by EcoVadis in our sector. Our scorecard is currently shared with 34 of our clients.
o SEDEX: Is one of the world's leading ethical trade membership organizations, working with companies to improve working conditions in global supply chains. They provide an online platform, tools and services to help companies operate responsibly and sustainably, protect workers (health, safety and labor standards) and source ethically. as part of Lluch Essence's transparency policy, we share our report with our customers through the SEDEX platform: ZC131445924.
At Lluch Essence we believe in a development based on continuous improvement, we start by carrying out small acts related to responsible consumption that have a big impact on the environment such as, for example, the replacement of plastic cups and toilet paper for others made of materials that have less impact on the environment.
Following these guidelines, Lluch Essence is working on a project to replace lab coats with a more sustainable option. These will be made according to eco-design parameters.
Similarly, one of Lluch Essence's most ambitious projects is the eco-design of secondary packaging for product samples sent to customers. We are currently in the planning stage, in which our ambition is to create a monomatrerial, resistant and efficient packaging to send the samples of our products.