Dacsa Group has published the 11th edition of its Corporate Social Responsibility Report, corresponding to the year 2021.
This reflects, once again, an exercise in transparency, but also a way of reflecting the achievements that have been made in terms of sustainability, an aspect that has now become a cross-cutting theme in the company’s actions.
2021 was a year full of challenges, which Dacsa overcame by focusing on three main areas: ensuring the company’s activity, guaranteeing people’s safety and promoting a business model that is more respectful of the planet.
En definitiva, ha sido un año en el que hemos buscado el equilibrio entre el crecimiento económico y la protección de las personas y el planeta, todo ello para contribuir a construir un futuro más ético y respetuoso.
Quality, safety, sustainability and innovation as lines of action
In 2021, we continued to work on the quality of our products and the optimisation of processes, which has positioned us as a European benchmark in cereal production.
Quality that goes hand in hand with food safety, following strict control through our different policies (allergens, quality, NO GMO and “Food Defence”) which, together with the quality certificates of our plants and products, allow us to guarantee maximum safety and protection for our customers.
We are also committed to incorporating, into our production process, raw materials grown with a lower environmental impact, which are more respectful of the environment. This action is complemented by a Code of Good Agricultural Practices for our suppliers.
Innovation continues to be a strategic part of our business model. To this end, we have our Innovation Centre, an Innovation Committee and we develop numerous plans and projects to promote continuous improvement based on innovation.
Ethical and responsible governance
The Dacsa Group is committed to a governance model that ensures that ethics and commitment to the environment are ingrained and respected throughout the company.
To achieve this, the Humane programme concentrates the main strategic lines of the Dacsa Group in this area, promoting a series of objectives and actions aimed at the development of people, the community and the planet.
In addition to complying with applicable national and international legislation, we have a Code of Ethics that is mandatory for our professionals and stakeholders.
Caring for our people
At Dacsa Group we are aware that the 438 professionals, who make up the company, are our greatest asset. For this reason, our priority is to guarantee them the best working conditions, promote quality employment, encourage work-life balance and promote measures to attract and retain talent.
Proof of this is that we have 29% female representation in management positions and 93% of permanent contracts. We also take action to ensure a positive working environment that guarantees the well-being and satisfaction of our employees.
Sustainability as a transversal axis
Our firm commitment to environmental protection is developed through our own initiatives or through existing initiatives to which we adhere.
As a result, in 2021 we managed to produce all our rice with 100% green energy, in addition to reducing our carbon footprint by 25% compared to 2019 and saving at least 12,000 kg of plastic annually by reducing the weight of our packaging.
Supporting society, especially the most vulnerable
Dacsa Group seeks to contribute to the economic growth of the communities in which it operates, but also to improve the living conditions of these people. To this end, we collaborate with various social action and charitable projects such as AECC, Asindown, Aldeas Infantiles and PayaSOSpital, among others.
Additionally, we also promote talent by collaborating with startups that devise innovative solutions. An example of this is the alliances, in 2021, with Plant on Demand, Vegaffinity and Ciceraqua.
Similarly, we support educational institutions that carry out challenging projects such as Hyperloop UPV, Skills Up UPV, the ADEIT Chair of entrepreneurial culture and the Dacsa-UV Chair on excellence and development of entrepreneurship.
In short, as stated in our CSR report, it is about promoting our commitment to sustainability, so that our initiatives are aligned with the global challenges of our society to help address them locally through a more sustainable and responsible business model.
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