- Measuring the water footprint means knowing the direct and indirect environmental impacts on water and the use made of it to develop its activity, which allows a more efficient and responsible management of this natural resource
- This accreditation is in addition to the carbon footprint certificate already held for the third consecutive year by the plants located in Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla y León
- The company also reinforces its commitment to animal welfare with the certification of the drying plant in Corral de Almaguer (Toledo), the slicing plant in Tarancón (Cuenca) and the plant in Guijuelo (Salamanca) according to IAWS regulations
Incarlopsa, a leading company in the production and processing of pork products from Castilla-La Mancha, continues to advance in its environmental commitment and in its long-term sustainable development model based on several lines of action related to the environment and animal welfare. In this sense, it has just certified the water footprint of its production facilities located in Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla y León.
Specifically, the certification applies to the facilities located in Tarancón (slaughterhouse, fresh product cutting and packaging plant, processing plant, packaging and distribution plant and ham drying plant), in the province of Toledo (drying plants in Olías del Rey and Corral de Almaguer) and in the Salamanca town of Guijuelo (Iberian sausage factory). The company continues to work to certify the water footprint of its facilities located in Andalucía.
Certifying the water footprint means knowing what volume of water is needed to manufacture a product, provide a service or carry out an activity and the direct and indirect environmental impact on water. With this certification and this knowledge, Incarlopsa can make a more efficient and responsible management of its water resources.
“On the occasion of the upcoming celebration of World Water Day, we are proud to announce that we have certified the water footprint of our facilities, in line with our firm environmental commitment. An effort that we have been developing over the last few years and that has also materialized with the certification for the third consecutive year of our carbon footprint. One of our priorities has always included the responsible management of natural resources, but at a time when there is no rainfall, it is now even more important,” explains Monserrat García, head of Quality, R&D&I and Environment at Incarlopsa.
Incarlopsa is also making progress in its commitment to animal welfare.
In 2021, Incarlopsa has also continued to strengthen its commitment to animal welfare. To the installation of video surveillance systems in its Tarancón slaughterhouse to keep the animal under control while it is alive even before it is required by law, we must add the certification of the Corral de Almaguer dryer, the Tarancón slicing plant and the Iberian sausage factory in Guijuelo in accordance with the Technical Regulations for Animal Welfare and Biosecurity, Interporc Animal Welfare Spain (IAWS).
Consumers are increasingly aware of animal welfare and demand greater transparency from companies operating in the food sector. Obtaining this certification, based on a regulation that is reviewed by an independent scientific committee and by animal protection associations, allows Incarlopsa to transfer its commitment to animal welfare to the packaging of its products, thus meeting consumer expectations.
In addition, in 2021, the Corral de Almaguer dryer has also been certified for the production of antibiotic-free ham and Incarlopsa has renewed the certifications already held by the different production plants in terms of environment, quality and food safety.