Company said the move reflects its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability

Valencia-based post-harvest company Citrosol has received the “Calculo-Reduzco” seal for the second consecutive year after having registered its carbon footprint in the Carbon Footprint Registry.


The seal is awarded to organisations that calculate and record their carbon footprint for a minimum of four years, have a GHG emissions reduction plan and make this reduction commitment effective with the validation of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition.

CEO Jorge Bretó said the company was “incredibly proud” of the achievement, which it said “recognises our firm commitment to sustainability and the reduction of our environmental footprint”.

The voluntary seal not only allows companies to show their commitment to the fight against climate change, but also to promote the evaluation and reduction of the carbon footprint, as well as to support projects aimed at improving the carbon absorption capacity in Spain.

“At Citrosol we firmly believe that companies have the responsibility to protect and preserve our planet for future generations. That is why we have implemented rigorous sustainable policies and practices throughout our operations, from production to distribution,” Bretó said.

In the three years to 2022, Citrisol has managed to reduce the average emission intensity for Scope 1 + 2 by 24.6 per cent. Compared to 2018, when the company produced 84.09kg of CO2 per tonne of production, the same indicator for 2022 shows a 57.1 per cent reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions.

“This validation seal not only ratifies our past efforts, but also inspires us to continue forward on our journey towards sustainability. We will continue to look for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint, adopting innovative technologies, optimising our processes and collaborating closely with our partners and suppliers to promote sustainable practices throughout our supply chain,” Bretó said.

He pointed out that Citrosol’s environmental improvement plan not only benefits the environment, but also boosts the company’s competitiveness and strengthens its relationship with its customers and the community in general.

“We are committed to leading the change towards a more sustainable future and hope to inspire other companies to join us on this important journey,” he said.

Among the measures implemented are the hiring of electricity suppliers with a guarantee of renewable origin, the installation of a photovoltaic plant to reduce dependence on the conventional electrical grid and the optimization of manufacturing processes to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels.

Future plans include new, more efficient production equipment, the optimisation of distribution routes and warehouse management to reduce off-route trips, as well as replacing the company’s vehicle fleet with more efficient and less polluting models.

“These initiatives reinforce Citrosol’s ongoing commitment to mitigating climate change and promoting sustainable business practices. Obtaining this seal further reinforces our commitment to continue being leaders in sustainability in the post-harvest sector,” Bretó said.