SUSTAINABILITY

We started out as a sustainability-based system and are increasingly geared towards sustainable development, for a better future for all.

Our virtuous circle helps to significantly reduce the potential for environmental pollution.

1.

The producers collect the crates and pallets from the CPR warehouses.

2.

The producers gathers
the product and packages
it in the CPR crates

3.

The goods are delivered to the retailers in the CPR crates.

4.

The CPR crates are placed directly in the sales areas, the consumer purchases directly from the crate itself.

5.

CPR collects the large-scale
retailer’s empty crates

6.

Damaged crates
are repaired
or reused to make
nnew crates.

7.

The crates are
delivered to the logistics hub
to be washed
and picked.

1.

The producers collect the crates and pallets from the CPR warehouses.

7.

The crates are delivered
to the logistics hub
to be washed
and picked.

2.

The producers gathers
the product and packages it
in the CPR crates.

6.

Damaged crates
are repaired
or reused to make
new crates.

3.

The goods are delivered to the retailers in the CPR crates.

5.

CPR collects the large-scale
retailer’s empty crates.

4.

The CPR crates are placed directly in the sales areas.
The consumer purchases directly from the crate itself.

Always led by the circular economy: the 4 R

1

Reuse

reuse over multiple cycles is at the core of our vision

2

Repair

the more our crates are reused, the less single-use packaging is produced

3

Recycle

plastic’s capacity to be transformed make it an invaluable material

4

Reduce

less plastic means less use of virgin raw material

Innovation for a positive impact on the environment

ENERGY SAVINGS

Optimisation of energy consumption is one of our goals.

  • Centrifugal systems for drying crates make it possible for us to reduce energy consumption by around 80/90% compared to traditional blower systems.
  • The cogeneration facility (at the Gallo site) allows us to heat water for washing while simultaneously producing electricity which powers the pumps (in 2020 it produced 551 MWh electric and 1000 MWh thermal).
  • We use LED lighting technology.
  • Our photovoltaic systems, fully integrated with the roofing of the buildings, generate part of our own consumption.
    (in 2020, at the Gallo and Casei Gerola sites, we produced 150 MWh and 191 MWh respectively).
WATER SAVINGS

Water is a precious resource.
Which is why we are careful about its use and avoid waste.

  • We have reduced water usage for washing crates, thanks to ongoing usefulness analysis.
  • Using our crate washing method,we estimate water savings of 50% compared to the standard practices of our competitors (47.000 m3 annually).
LOGISTICS SAVINGS

Reducing CO2 emissions is fundamental.
The new Redea fruit and vegetable crates are smaller in size and lower in weight.

  • This optimises transport by around 20% (on average across all sizes), with a reduction of 10.3% in CO2 emissions during transport.
  • Consumption of fuel used for logistics is reduced by 1.66% compared to values achieved with the green crate.
ENERGY SAVINGS

Optimisation of energy consumption is one of our goals.

  • Centrifugal systems for drying crates make it possible for us to reduce energy consumption by around 80/90% compared to traditional blower systems.
  • The cogeneration facility (at the Gallo site) allows us to heat water for washing while simultaneously producing electricity which powers the pumps (in 2020 it produced 551 MWh electric and 1000 MWh thermal).
  • We use LED lighting technology.
  • Our photovoltaic systems, fully integrated with the roofing of the buildings, generate part of our own consumption.
    (in 2020, at the Gallo and Casei Gerola sites, we produced 150 MWh and 191 MWh respectively).
WATER SAVINGS

Water is a precious resource.
Which is why we are careful about its use and avoid waste.

  • We have reduced water usage for washing crates, thanks to ongoing usefulness analysis.
  • Using our crate washing method, we estimate water savings of 50% compared to the standard practices of our competitors (47.000 m3 annually).
LOGISTICS SAVINGS

Reducing CO2 emissions is fundamental.
The new Redea fruit and vegetable crates are smaller in size and lower in weight.

  • This optimises transport by around 20% (on average across all sizes), with a reduction of 10.3% in CO2 emissions during transport.
  • Consumption of fuel used for logistics is reduced by 1.66% compared to values achieved with the green crate.

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