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Malongo was well aware of sustainable development issues, a hot topic among the general public, and started prospecting for future services in 2004. What does this actually mean? What commitment should Malongo take?
The Malongo sustainable development charter officially recorded the company’s p, as part of a voluntarist approach, aiming to ensure continuous improvements. The charter consists of 12 lines on environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainable development:
- Priority relations with producing countries
- The well-being of company employees
- Understanding and reducing environmental impacts
- Sorting and re-using waste
- An active approach with all of our suppliers
- Integrating eco-design in R&D
- Optimising packaging
- Customer satisfaction
- Rooting the company in regional dynamics
- Ethical financial investment
- Launching inter-service indicators
- Targeting continuous improvements.
Malongo’s environmental responsibility applies to the entire coffee growing process, in both cooperatives and at all company sites. We regularly monitor consumption (electricity, gas, water) and emissions (waste, roaster smoke, noise) in order to calculate indicators and establish annual reduction targets. Target improvements are also achieved by applying preventive maintenance and test plans.
ISO 14001 environmental certification has been renewed for our Carros and La Gaude sites. This certification covers the management of the environmental impact of our activities. Malongo decided to obtain this certification in order to validate its environmental policy based on an external baseline and official accreditation. Thanks to audits, we can refer to precious indicators as a basis for the future application of our continuous improvements policy while simultaneously proving that our approach is effective.
After implementing ISO 50001 on energy management, Malongo installed in-house software for environmental indicators. Energy consumption during growing processes is monitored in real time and alerts are triggered if the set thresholds are exceeded. Other environmental indicators are visible, such as water consumption, kilometres travelled by employees and goods by air, train and car, with the associated fuel volumes.
Malongo is constantly attempting to improve its packaging in partnership with its suppliers. We organise research project and develop new types of packaging. Two key criteria must be satisfied under all circumstances: both the coffee aromas and the environment must be protected. In 2008, we received the Entreprises et Environnement award to reflect our constant improvements to packaging. This is clear recognition for Malongo.
0,5491KWH OF GAS PER TON ROASTED
0,13TONS OF WASTE PER TON ROASTED
0,36KWH OF ELECTRICITY PER KG ROASTED