Environmental sustainability is a crucial aspect of the production and processing of our meat.
Within our systems, the BIGARD Group’s activity is guided by a constant desire to comprehensively control and optimally use any incoming raw materials.
- €1 million of food donations in 2018
- Hides and skins sector
- Feed and pet food sector
- Organic fertiliser processing
RECOVERY OF ORGANIC WASTE
The BIGARD Group’s environmental policy is based on the compliance of its facilities with environmental regulations. Cultural practices, improving animal feed, water treatment and developing green energy, our animal production chains are all actively engaged in sustainably managing resources.
Sorting and recovery
Sorting and recovery circuits are systematically preferred when it comes to non-organic waste (paper, cardboard, maintenance waste).
19 Group sites are certified IFS, BRC, ISO 9001 or ISO 14001.
Emissions of greenhouse gases
In line with its policy of continuous improvement, the Group measured its greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 and 2015. We are pleased to announce that a reduction in the region of 7% was achieved.
Particular attention is paid to packaging. The group was the first on the market to use “recyclable single material” (PET) trays, which resulted in us winning the Marianne d’Or award for sustainable development in 2016.
Treatment of wastewater
The Group invests in treating its wastewater: 11 stand alone water treatment plants and 22 pre-treatment systems
In 2018, the Livestock and Meat industry was the first in the agro-food sector to receive AFNOR certification level 3 out of 4 for its CSR approach called “CSR Committed - Confirmed”.