Sustainable communities


Workers welfare


Responsible hiring and temporary agency


Workers voice


Environmental sustainability


Management systems


Sustainable communities


Health & Safety


Best Practices Collection





Company: AG Olives
Area: Sustainability
Reason why it was started: Customer demand and conviction that Agriculture cannot be sustainable without Biodiversity.
Impact of the project: Very positive at an agronomic level and for our Clients.


Summary of the initiative and results

Finca Barros Biodiversity Project (area: 425 Ha)

Summary: We have carried out all the agronomic techniques and practices that help us achieve a more Environmentally Sustainable Olive Farming model, to achieve a reduction in the use of phytosanitary products and water consumption, promoting Biodiversity with different actions .


  • Balance between populations of auxiliary insects and pests
  • Natural pest control
  • Reduction in phytosanitary use
  • Increase in soil OM
  • Reinforcement of soil biological activity
  • Lower incidence of diseases caused by soil parasites
  • Conservation and regulation of soil and water resources
  • Mineral fertilizer reduction
  • Higher productivity, sustainable in the long term


Finca la Corchuela Functional Biodiversity Project: (area 650 Ha)

Summary: “Version 4.0” of the previous one, developing the concept of functional Biodiversity, diversifying crops, not only olive groves but also citrus and almond trees, applying the acquired experience and continuous learning.

Results: in implementation.





Company: Grupo Paloma
Area: Sustainability
Reason why it was started: Among the priorities of rural management is the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity as a way to achieve a balance between human development and the maintenance of natural resources.
Impact of the project: Achieve the maintenance of biodiversity on our farms, as well as promote the correct development of the species that inhabit them.


Summary of the initiative and results

We have prepared technical reports on the conservation action plan on 6 of our farms, which has meant knowing the biodiversity that inhabits 740 hectares, that is, 65% of our crop area. Actions have been carried out to promote the conservation of the different species that inhabit our farms and thus achieve the maintenance of the biodiversity of our environment.

For this purpose, a new biodiversity action plan has also been created with objectives to be met over the next 3 years and we have achieved the certifications of the Global Gap BioDiversity Add-on and we are in the process of obtaining the LEAF certification.





Area: Sustainability
Reason why it was started: Raise awareness among all members of the production chain of the impact of our activity on the environment
Impact of the project: Awareness about the importance of correct waste management
Challenges of the project: That all parts of the production chain were present and participated, from workers, suppliers, producers, clients and consumers


Summary of the initiative and results

A total of 1.42 tons of garbage and 165 tires were collected from the area where the waste collection march took place.

The awareness of all participants that the garbage corresponded mostly to urban waste and other activities that were not related to agricultural production. and the impact that this waste is making on the environment.



Practical application of a sustainable production program




Company: BIODiversity Grow Program
Area: Sustainability
Reason why it was started: BIODiversity Grow began as a transition tool towards the systems of
sustainable agricultural production in a context of European regulatory change, in which
commitment to biological diversity. In this sense, in this Programme, which advocates respect for
and the promotion of flora and fauna within agroecosystems, work is being done to achieve the
Sustainable Development Goals and the objectives of the European Green Deal, and is in line
with the complementary EU strategies on biodiversity between now and 2030 and “De la Granja
to the table”. This is a Program that was born within Quality & Adviser SL and has been
transformed into a certifiable standard for sustainable production and packaging.
Impact of the project: Reduction of pesticide applications and their environmental impact
Implementation of biological pest control strategies such as the release of useful fauna
or sexual confusion
Improvement of the ecological infrastructures of the farms by planting covers
vegetables and the installation of functional hedges
Raising awareness about crop management based on practices compatible with the
natural processes
Challenges of the project: Assume a high volume of field visits and sampling, as well as the processing of
samples and analysis of results.
The accompaniment process in the installation of ecological infrastructures and their management and the
implementation of biological control strategies before the application of pesticides.
Create reports that show as much information as possible, along with an explanation
personalized in a talk to the producers, in which doubts and problems are discussed
occurred during the campaign and discuss possible solutions.


Summary of the initiative and results

After the start of the BIODiversity Grow Program, in 2019, a total of 11 companies, with 31 agricultural farms and 2,300 ha of crops, have been supported in the transition process towards a more sustainable agriculture, in which cultural, biological and biotechnological pest control measures, against the use of chemical products, thus reducing the impact on the environment and on the health of consumers of these fruits and vegetables, and promoting biodiversity of both flora and fauna auxiliary in agroecosystems.



Environmental Sustainability Plan: The corporate carbon footprint



Company: Alhóndiga la Unión S.A. (La Unión)
Area: Sustainability

Reason why it was started:

Although environmental and social sustainability is intrinsic to La Unión’s business model, a large company needs to know its impacts, both negative and positive, and be able to document them by reporting specific indicators. International clients are increasingly demanding with these issues, as are the rest of our company’s stakeholders, who are increasingly aware of sustainable development.
Impact of the project: Measuring our corporate carbon footprint (and our water footprint) It has allowed us to identify opportunities for improvement in internal communication between departments now interconnected by sustainability. We are improving our performance, optimizing processes, accessing new lines of financing, improving our value proposition at a commercial level, and anticipating the new regulations that they will apply to us in one way or another.
Challenges of the project: Gathering information is one of the most complex issues for the working group, since this type of environmental sustainability indicators require a large amount of activity data for optimal measurement. These data of activity refer to all the consumption of matter and energy that we record every c It is stored in our facilities (warehouses, farms, offices, etc.), which is why we are handling a huge amount of information that is of higher quality every year.


Summary of the initiative and results

We currently have our carbon footprint inventory and our water footprint balance verified by an external entity. Our stakeholders can find our results, obtained during the last 3 campaigns, in the National Carbon Footprint Registry of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (MITERD).

We are in the process of approving a Climate Action Plan with objectives aligned with science, in which we include measures to reduce emissions to be carried out in the short, medium and long term.

It is also important to pay attention to our Annual Sustainability Reports, in which we present each year the evolutionary analysis of our social and environmental performance indicators.



Experiences in calculating footprints



Area: Sustainability
Reason why it was started: The project began to meet one of the requirements of our clients and is currently an environmental measure that the company has implemented
Impact of the project: Thanks to these measures, we are seeing the impact of the agricultural practices that we apply on the farm on our emissions
Challenges of the project: Continue with the measurements of the carbon footprint and water footprint and try to compensate our emissions for the activity that we carry out with environmental measures applied to the exploitation


Summary of the initiative and results

Since we are measuring the carbon footprint, we have managed to reduce it by more than 50% by changing our production system to one that is more respectful of the environment. We are applying integrated control on the farm and reducing our consumption of water, electricity and fuel.



Social Sustainability


Company: Flor de Doñana Biorganic
Area: Social Sustainability
Reason why it was started:  
Impact of the proyect:  
Challenges of the project:  


Summary of the initiative and results



Harvest prediction and capacity of plantations in fruit trees and table grapes


Company: Grupo Paloma
Area: Innovation & Digitization
Reason why it was started: Own initiative and improvement of quality and profitability.
Impact of the project: Know the production in advance and set agronomic indices to improve productivity.
Challenges of the project: Improve the technique to be able to know the production in advance and be able to act in the crop earlier to gain quality in the fruits and profitability.


Summary of the initiative and results

This technology allows us to predict the harvest in nectarine, table grape and pomegranate with precision to reduce production and manufacturing costs. It also provides us with interesting agronomic indices to be able to act on the crop and improve the quality of the fruit.



Reconciling family and work


Company: Grupo Paloma
Area: RR.HH


Summary of the initiative and results



“Housing Table” Project


Cpmpany: Cooperative Coprohnijar & ONG CEPAIM
Area: Social
Reason why it was started: Need for access to affordable housing in the Níjar region
Impact of the project: Integration of interested parties in search of a common goal.Integration of interested parties in search of a common goal.
Challenges of the project: Medium-long-term solution to the slums and access to decent conditions.


Summary of the initiative and results

Interdisciplinary community space with multiple interest groups represented in search of solutions for the eradication of settlements in the Region. Participation in the Municipal Housing Plan, pilot project for action in settlements, request for emergency aid for settlements



Ethical Seminar

Company: Looije


Resumen y resultados

Espacio comunitario interdisciplinar con múltiples grupos de interés representados en busca de soluciones para la erradicación de asentamientos en la Comarca. Participación en el Plan Municipal de Vivienda, proyecto piloto de actuación en asentamientos y solicitud de ayudas de emergencia para asentamientos.