Published on March 12th, 2021 | by mundohr0
Hijos de Rivera achieves zero emissions at its main facilities
The Galician company reachesthis milestone as part of an ambitious long-term plan in which it has invested great effort and resources in recent years to transform the activity of its main factories with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality.
With the use of cleaner energies and support for forest conservation projects it has achieved carbon neutrality in the brewery, the three mineral water springs, as well as its companies in Malaga, Portugal and Brazil.
Ignacio Rivera, CEO of Hijos de Rivera, notes that “this milestone is the result of a determined and coordinated effort by all our people for years to be at the forefront of the sector in terms of sustainability. We’ve come a long way, but many milestones lie ahead and our commitment is firm: we’re not going to change the world, but we’re going to do everything in our power to make it better. “
Hijos de Rivera confirms its commitment to sustainability and positive
impact generation by announcing the achievement of a goal in which it has
invested great efforts and resources in recent years. The Galician company
has achieved carbon neutrality in its main facilities, which is technically equivalent to the
activity carried out in them
generating zero emissions.
This goal has been achieved through an ambitious plan to reduce the
company’s carbon footprint which in recent years has transformed the day-to-day
life of the organisation in favour of the use of cleaner energies. The
generation of biogas, the use of renewable energies, the installation of
photovoltaic plants, the incorporation of hybrid vehicles or the replacement of
equipment in customer facilities with more efficient models are just some of
the measures that have contributed to the progressive reduction of emissions.
As the last step towards achieving this milestone, Hijos de Rivera has
compensated for the inevitable emissions with its involvement in the “The
Envira Amazonia Forest” project for the forest conservation of the
Brazilian Amazon, considered the lungs of the planet, thus reinforcing the
commitment of Hijos de Rivera to a strategic territory in the internationalisation
of the company. Avoiding environmental degradation and deforestation and
preserving biodiversity by involving local communities are the keys to this
initiative that represents a great return to the ecosystem.
This milestone is part of an ambitious company plan focused on being
more sustainable every day and generating positive impact, acting in all areas and activities that can be
improved in a spirit of constant effort and taking it as a transversal project
that does not end. Through a coordinated strategy involving all the people and
departments of the company, Hijos de Rivera has been focusing for several years
on the care of the planet and people, on working together with their allies and
protecting their origin.
Ignacio Rivera, CEO of Corporación Hijos de Rivera, notes that “this milestone is the result of a determined and coordinated effort of all our people for years to be at the forefront of the sector in terms of sustainability. The most important thing about this project, and many others that are underway, is that we are well aware of the need to evolve. It is constant work and we have a long way to go, but we are very ambitious and our will is clear: we are willing to transform our organisation to become more sustainable every day and generate a positive impact on our environment. We have come a long way, but many milestones lie ahead that reaffirm our commitment to our origin, to people, to our planet and our allies. We’re not going to change the world, but we’re going to do everything in our power to make it better.”
Thus, the factory of Estrella Galicia (A Coruña), the springs of
Cabreiroá (Ourense), Agua de Cuevas (Asturias) and Fontarel (Granada), as well
as the companies Cervinter (Malaga), Justdrinks (Portugal) and Estrella Galicia
do Brasil (Sao Paulo) have achieved carbon neutrality, a great milestone in the
commitment to the environment by Hijos de Rivera.
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