Environment

ENVIROMENT
Our commitment to the environment
As part of our awareness of the environmental impact across our value chain and the urgent need to take action, we focus on measuring our performance and taking steps to minimise our impact, contributing to the global objectives for the planet.
Proof of this is the ISO 14001 environmental management certification our Lamiako (Leioa, Bizkaia) plant has held since 2019. Improvements are added to our environmental management plan each year as a result of continuous improvement. Our next goal is to extend this certification to our new Derio (Bizkaia) plant.
ISO 14001 – Lamiako
Climate change and energy efficiency
Our main impacts in 2023
Scope 1 emissions

4,965 Tonnes
of CO2eq

Scope 2 emissions

2.615 Tonnes
of CO2eq

Electricity

25,550 GWh
of electricity

Natural gas

10,290 GWh
of natural gas

What we do to reduce it
Self-generated electricity

Self-generated electricity

203,096 kWh of self-generated electricity.
Renewable Electricity

Renewable Electricity

We've reduced our Group’s Scope 2 emissions by 48% compared to 2021, as all or part of the electricity used by our subsidiaries in Spain and Portugal comes from certified renewable sources.
Scope 2

Scope 2

We've reduced our Group’s Scope 2 emissions by 48% compared to 2021, as all or part of the electricity used by our subsidiaries in Spain and Portugal comes from certified renewable sources.
Electricity Production

Electricity Production

We generate our own electricity at the Farm Faes facilities and we’re expanding solar panel installations at the new Derio plant.
What are we working to improve?
  • We are actively implementing strategies to reduce emissions and identify new ways to minimise our impact on climate change.
  • We’re working on measuring major sources of Scope 3 emissions.
  • Progress is ongoing in calculating the product footprint for Ingaso’s main products.
Water use
Consumed Water
166,471 m3
What are we working to improve?
  • A goal has been set for the Capselos plant to conduct a series of tests to improve cleaning methods to cut down water use and reduce waste water.
  • Our Guatemala facility is running a project to reuse reject water in its production line.
Waste management and the circular economy
Non-hazardous waste
828
Tonnes of non-hazardous waste
Hazardous waste
828
Tonnes of hazardous waste
Recovered waste

Recovered waste

85% of our waste has been recovered*. This is a significant improvement over the 75% in 2021.
Carbon footprint

Carbon footprint

A notable new agreement has been reached by Faes Farma Portugal with waste management partners to reuse medicine waste returned from the market instead of incinerating it. Furthermore, the carbon footprint generated by transport has been reduced, as waste is now transported to Spain rather than Belgium.
Extended Responsibility

Extended Responsibility

We meet our domestic packaging responsibilities in Spain and Portugal through the following collective extended producer responsibility systems: ECOEMBES, SIGRE, VALORMED and Ponto Verde.
What are we working to improve?
  • We’re assessing domestic, commercial, and industrial packaging released into the Spanish market to pinpoint areas for improvement, focusing on circularity.
  • We’ve initiated a pilot eco-design project focusing on packaging for select cosmetic, medical, and food products. The aim is to assess the technical and economic feasibility of implementing eco-design enhancements.
  • We’ve shared our eco-design best practices guide with marketing material suppliers in Spain.
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