As a guarantee of its ethical and fair-trade approach, Vitamont decided to seek the BioPartenaire organic and fair trade certification delivered by ECOCERT in 2019. This label is aimed at restoring a balance, where humans are central to exchanges and business activities while keeping to the high environmental and qualitative standards of organic agriculture.
During the same year, Vitamont received the BioEd label for its Corporate Social Responsibility approach. This independent label recognizes organic companies that exceed European organic standards and that place sustainable development and CSR at the core of their mission.
Environmental commitments and concrete actions
In addition to choosing an organic approach, Vitamont is also committed to reducing its impact on the environment and to the sustainable management of natural resources.
The company is a member of 1% for the Planet for all juices and beverages manufactured for the Jardin BiO étic brand, which means 1% of annual sales is donated to environmental conservation nonprofits.
Furthermore, the company has implemented a process to reuse water, namely that used for machine cleaning, which resulted in 1.25 million liters of water saved in 2019.
With a view to reducing pollution from its fleet of commercial vehicles, drivers receive training in eco-driving, thus reducing the company’s fuel consumption by 8.9%, amounting to a reduction of 1.5 tons of CO 2 per year and per vehicle.
Buildings are equipped with solar panels producing about 35,000 kilowatts of power per year.
Recently, Vitamont invested in 2 new buildings : a technological hall and a logistics platform, on which more than 600m2 of photovoltaic panels are installed. These panels will be able to produce the equivalent of the power consumption of 8 individual houses.
Eco-designed packaging remains a crucial point for the company. Glass bottles can easily be recycled by the consumer, thanks to well-developed recycling channels in France. Creating returnable glass containers is also under study.
Vitamont has also developed paper straws for its juice briquettes.