- Incarlopsa is the first company in the food sector in Castilla-La Mancha to obtain this certification, which is completely voluntary.
- The company has demonstrated the recovery of more than 99% of the waste generated during the slaughter, quartering, slicing and packaging of pork products at its largest production center.
- This certification is part of the actions being carried out by the main Spanish and European organizations in the field of circular economy.
Incarlopsa, a leading company in the production and processing of pork products in Castilla-La Mancha, has obtained the Zero Waste Management System certification for the company’s slaughterhouse in the town of Tarancón, Cuenca, which includes the activities of slaughtering, quartering, slicing and packaging of pork products.Obtaining this certificate in the company’s largest production center makes Incarlopsa the first company in the food sector in Castilla-La Mancha to undergo a completely voluntary audit that accredits its commitment to the management of waste derived from its activity.
Obtaining this certificate in the company’s largest production center makes Incarlopsa the first company in the food sector in Castilla-La Mancha to undergo a completely voluntary audit that accredits its commitment to the management of waste derived from its activity.
“With the Zero Waste Management System certificate, Incarlopsa once again demonstrates that it is a company committed to its environment, incorporating initiatives such as this one on an absolutely voluntary basis. This certification does not imply that waste is not generated, but rather that Incarlopsa is prepared for efficient management by recovering it, either through reuse or transformation, preventing it from reaching the landfill,” explains Antonio Contreras Torres, Territorial Director in Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura of AENOR.
Obtaining this certificate is aligned with the company’s environmental commitment, based on a sustainable and long-term development model where the circular economy is promoted. This accreditation, which is entirely voluntary, certifies that Incarlopsa has a waste management system aimed at recovery in accordance with the requirements of Regulation RP-CSG-057 and is in line with the actions of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the G20, the State Waste Framework Plan (PEMAR), the European Union and Spain with regard to the circular economy.
This certificate recognizes those organizations that valorize the different waste fractions they generate, preventing them from being disposed of in landfills. In the specific case of Incarlopsa, the company has managed to demonstrate the recovery of 99.5443% of the waste generated in the activities of slaughtering, quartering and slicing and packaging of meat products. The zero waste certification is valid for three years, although the company must undergo intermediate control audits during this time in order to maintain the certification.
A global commitment to the environment that applies to all links in the production chain.
Obtaining the zero waste certificate reinforces Incarlopsa’s commitment to care for and respect for its environment, and its commitment to recovery as a solution to further reduce the environmental impact of its activity.
This commitment is added to the company’s global commitment applied in the different links of the production chain. Incarlopsa has initiated a decarbonization process to reduce its volume of CO2 emissions through the installation of solar self-consumption plants in four of its production centers; the efficient management of packaging, accredited annually by Ecoembes, which also contributes to the reduction of emissions; the certification of the water footprint of its production centers, to have a detailed knowledge of the exact volume that the company needs of this natural resource for the development of its activity and which allows an efficient and responsible management of the same.This commitment is completed with the line of work developed in the R&D department for the implementation of different initiatives such as the VALOR4MEAT or Monomatpack projects, among others, focused on the reduction of the materials used in packaging, the search for more sustainable ones and the integration of circular economy criteria in their design.