At Alnut, operating in the food market, especially when it comes to children’s food, entails a great responsibility. That is why our bylaws include the obligation, in the decisions of the Board of Directors, to ensure a positive impact on workers, the environment, and society as a whole. Therefore, our Code of Ethics and our Governance Model include over 30 key indicators, monitored annually or monthly, that measure our impact on the communities where we operate.
Our commitment to the environment encompasses the entire value chain. Our supplier homologation policy requires their environmental certification and accreditation. Although 70% of our suppliers are from Km 0, in the case of suppliers operating in high-risk countries, they must provide an international certification (Smeta, Rainforest, BSCI, etc.) of good ethical, social and environmental practices. Furthermore, the majority of our raw materials, being of ecological origin, reduces the environmental impact.
Our Renewable Energy Plan includes the progressive installation of solar panels, and in 2023, more than 90% of our energy consumption comes from solar and gas. We also reduce our energy footprint by promoting the circular economy: we work with suppliers who dedicate 100% of their waste to secondary products. Furthermore, 42% of our primary packaging and 60% of our secondary packaging are already recyclable. Our water footprint also receives equal attention through the treatment of our wastewater with osmotizers.
Alnut’s Code of Ethics includes a Harassment Protocol, an Equality Plan, and a Personal and Professional Development Plan from which we work to eliminate traditional barriers of female under-representation in intermediate and management positions in industrial environments. Currently positions at Alnut are being occupied by women at a rate of 47.7%. In terms of the total workforce, the percentage of women and men is also close to 50%. Our competency system, teleworking policies, flexible working hours, and work-life balance policies, along with social benefits, evidence of our commitment to our people – a commitment that will continue, In addition to being an active member of SEDEX, we have initiated our BCorp certification process as further evidence of our ongoing progress in social and ethical commitment to all of our stakeholders.