100% green electricity in our industrial sites

In its aspiration to contribute to a net-zero future, Rovensa Group has decided to take action to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions in its production operations, by using since 2021 green electricity generated from 100% renewable sources in its industrial sites in France, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain.  

The use of this clean energy will help us to decrease our carbon footprint across our operations and make our industrial sites more efficient, without having a negative environmental impact, such as the release of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.  

To improve environmental performance, our plants use appropriate management systems, processes, and equipment to guarantee the highest efficiency level of energy consumption and reduction of GHG emissions. 

At ASCENZA, for instance, we have an energy management system that provides control methods, as well as evaluation and decision tools to reduce energy consumption and emissions. At Idai Nature, we have the first Passivhaus certified building in Spain (estimated 80% reduction in energy consumption and CO2 emissions); and at Tradecorp, we have an ambitious action plan that combines energy efficiency, sustainable use of natural resources, and reduction of CO2 emissions.  

All our business units are committed to ensuring a responsible pattern of production that lessens the impact on the environment.  

Project STAR enhances Health & Safety culture within the Group

In partnership with DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS), Rovensa is implementing a three-year project to foster a safety culture within the Group. 

It aims to create a Safe Team At Rovensa (STAR Project), in which all employees feel safe, protected, and empowered to make a safety culture grow within the Group. 

“Aligned with Rovensa’s ambitious growth strategy, we want to ensure that Safety remains a foundational value for the entire company, that we reinforce the protection of our people and assets, achieve results aligned with best industry peers and by doing that also contribute to preserve the company image and reputation,” says Pedro Pereira, Rovensa Chief Human Resources Officer. 

The STAR project is primarily focused on Portugal and Spain, in which the Group has more industrial sites. 

“Companies that are safer are also more productive and resilient. Probably there has never been a moment in which being Safer, more Productive and Resilient was as important as in the current COVID-19 pandemic. For the STAR project, we will be leveraging our heritage as an industrial owner-operator, our know-how and consulting approach to support Rovensa and guarantee the success of this project”, says Marcelino Garcia, DSS’s Managing Director for Portugal and Spain. 

Rovensa issues Supplier Code of Conduct

Rovensa introduced a set of principles in a Supplier Code of Conducto ensure that suppliers act responsibly and conduct business in line with the values of the Group. The document, now available (link), covers a wide range of matters, from human and labor rights, health and environmental safety, business ethics, and social responsibility, to business practices.  

All suppliers are responsible for complying with these sustainability-oriented standards when they conduct business with the Group. 

As a global organization, Rovensa aims to create a cascade of sustainable practices that flows throughout the supply chain. The Group is committed to driving responsibility in our supply chain. 

To have an impact on a global scale, Rovensa requires, among other standards, that all suppliers maintain safe and professional working environments in which employees are free from violence, harassment, and discrimination, as established in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

The ultimate goal of this Supplier Code of Conduct is to share the responsible business standards of Rovensa Group and encourage suppliers to do the same.