The Sanpellegrino Group has pledged to cancel emissions from its San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna international mineral water and soft drinks brands by 2022.
The company also plans to extend the same initiative to the company’s entire product portfolio by 2025.
Sanpellegrino is one of the the first companies in the mineral water sector to take action to reduce and offset emissions across its entire product range as well as the entire production cycle, including packaging, logistics, plants.
For years, the company has been working to reduce energy consumption and lower the environmental impact of its production activities by introducing measures that have led to a reduction of CO2 emissions by around 60% over the last nine years.
Since 2010, the Group has been exclusively using renewable energy in its factories and recently made investments to optimise the use of natural gas and biofuels.
All packaging materials used by the company, such as PET, glass and aluminium, are 100% recyclable. Besides continuous improvement in packaging design, the group is also increasing the use of recycled plastic (rPET) in bottles and rPE (recycled PE) in plastic films that binds the packaging.
Last year, the group introduced a 100% rPET bottle for Acqua Panna's export SKUs.
In collaboration with its suppliers, Sanpellegrino has also increased the percentage of recycled aluminium and glass in its cans and bottles.
Sanpellegrino has been committed to reducing transport emissions for years by improving logistics performance, optimising loads and using state-of-the-art vehicles such as its fleet of LNG-powered vehicles. It plans to invest over €4 million a year in the use of biofuels, both for land and sea transport, with a 6% reduction in emissions by 2025.
As part of its activities to reduce CO2 emissions, Acqua Panna has teamed up with Federparchi and Sant'Anna School of Pisa on a biodiversity project at the Acqua Panna reserve in Mugello. Also, Sanpellegrino has obtained AWS (Alliance for Water Stewardship) certification for the San Pellegrino water bottling plant.
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