Publication sets out progress company has made in the past year towards achieving its sustainability goals

SanLucar has published the latest issue of its Dreams magazine, setting out its corporate responsibility programme.

SanLucar Dreams

One of the company’s major milestones this past year has been the creation and implementation of its Sustainability Working Group – a multidisciplinary team of experts from the company, whose mission is to develop and carry out a comprehensive sustainability strategy that encompasses all subsidiaries.

“Our goal is to align everyone in our organisation with our corporate values and to be committed to the cause of sustainability, in line with our corporate philosophy ‘Taste in harmony with people and nature’,” said founder and owner Stephan Rötzer.

Last year the company also reinforced of its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 4: Quality Education. The firm promotes diverse projects aimed at promoting educational opportunities to students in countries such as Costa Rica, South Africa, Tunisia, and Spain.

“From the organisation of workshops and supporting courses in Spain and Ecuador, the implementation of a programme to improve employment opportunities for young Tunisians and their vocational training in agriculture, to the donation of school supplies in South Africa, Spain, and Costa Rica – education is undoubtedly one of the most important cornerstones of Dreams,” the company said.

SDG 2 “Zero Hunger” is also an important area of focus. 2023 was the tenth year of operation of the El Puchero solidarity kitchens, run by SanLucar and the Spanish foundation Coordinadora Solidaria del Puerto de Valencia, which serves more than 500 meals a day to people at risk of social exclusion in the city of Valencia.

In terms of protection of the environment, SanLucar said it remains committed to reducing the use of plastics and uses solar energy to decrease CO2 emissions.

“SanLucar was the first company in Spain to install a 200KWh Huawei super-battery to harness 100 per cent of photovoltaic energy. Furthermore, it is one of the ten Spanish companies selected for the European EnTRAINER project and will thus further reduce its carbon footprint in the coming years,” the company said.

Last December, SanLucar was recognised as the ‘Sustainable Company 2023’ in Spain, alongside many other international awards the company already holds.