CSR

A campaign with values

In ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN, CSR is about the conviction to do things better every day. Its policy is structured around three themes: employees, social action and environmental management, where it invests in numerous resources in aspects related to nutrition and health, research and development, helping the underprivileged, education and culture, sport or the environment.

Employees

The workers are those who have the most social dimension of the company at their disposal, with services including educational grants, a nursery for the exclusive use of employees’ children, a fitness centre, a sports centre, paddel and tennis courts, as well as a bank and shop.

In addition, ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN has two clinics with medical assistance 24 hours a day, as well as an emergency cardiology unit. Employees have annual check-ups in different medical specialities available to them for free as well as a clinical psychology service, free for any worker who should need it.

Environmental Policy

The environmental policy is part of the organisation’s business strategy which guarantees regulatory compliance and ensures that the environmental aspects arising from its activity are under control.

It has standard UNE-EN ISO 14001 environmental management certification, and incorporates the best available technologies to promote the maximum conservation of the environment in which it operates.

The environmental management system in place, the scope of which includes all processes with environmental implications carried out in processing and preparing fresh, processed and cured meat products within the context of the organisation and taking into account the stakeholders’ needs and expectations, enables the organisation to improve its environmental performance. Information regarding said environmental performance is available for all those who should require it from the company.

The company promotes a more efficient use of resources and energy and treats the totality of its waste water to be used later for agricultural purposes.

Nutrition and Health

It actively participates in congresses and forums aimed at training healthcare professionals. It has a Committee of Experts, made up of notable doctors in different specialities which advise it when developing new launches or improving existing products.

In addition, the company is part of the HAVISA Plan, concerned with the promotion of healthy lifestyle habits and which is supported by the Spanish Agency of Consumption, Food Safety and Nutrition, and the Foundation Alimentum together with the Ministry of Health, social Services and Equality.

This research aims to make scientific progress in the knowledge of the functional value of meat and meat-based products so that, beyond its recognised nutritional interest, they can be considered, within a varied and balanced diet, as healthy food, even with specific benefits for long-term wellbeing.

Social Assistance

The company promotes actions of a solidarity and humanitarian nature and supports development and social assistance projects with underprivileged groups. It collaborates with a multitude of institutions such as food banks, support associations for handicapped people and some NGOs dedicated to helping the third world.

In addition, it also sponsors the campaign “Restaurantes contra el Hambre” (Restaurants against Hunger) which helps the NGO “Acción contra el Hambre” (Action Against Hunger) to fight against child malnutrition.

Sport as a school of values

Sport represents values which are very much in line with ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN’s business philosophy, values such as effort, discipline, commitment, overcoming dificulties and team work.

A clear example of this commitment is that it has been sponsoring the ELPOZO indoor football team for more than 25 years, which is in First Division and is one of the few Spanish teams which is represented in all categories.

ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN also sponsors the Spanish Paralympic Team and the Cycling Tour of Spain.

ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN Workers’ Foundation

ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN Workers’ Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2008 whose objective is to develop actions for charitable purposes and social and cultural promotion, aimed at its employees.

The Foundation is sustained by mixed funds, 50 per cent workers and the company, a provision which enables them to collaborate with other NGOs and not-for-profit entities as well as the promoting sporting, educational and formative encounters.