Ensuring solidity throughout the supply chain
We do not just take from the earth, but we are all committed to enhancing its fruits daily. We want to be solid and responsible in a long-term vision by trying to ensure safe working conditions and mitigate our impacts on the environment.
Human rights and responsibility in the supply chain
La Doria strives to ensure that all people working with the Group – employees, partners, suppliers – can operate in a social environment of integrity, which not only respects differences but also builds on them by disseminating a true culture of integrity throughout the supply chain.
Standing with those who love the land
To guarantee the rights of the people who work with our Group’s suppliers, collaboration between the various players in the supply chain and third-party organisations is fundamental, as is the development of specific training and awareness-raising courses aimed at encouraging the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices.
Respect for proper working conditions and workers’ rights are requirements that the La Doria Group demands of all its suppliers and which it periodically verifies in person, right from the supplier selection phase.
At the selection stage, all suppliers are asked to adhere to the company’s Code of Ethics and to undertake to ensure compliance with it.
Environmental impacts of production
Reducing the environmental impacts of production and monitoring them through certified environmental management systems are at the heart of La Doria’s Environmental Policy.
The commitment to environmental protection is realised by adhering to the UNI ISO 14001:2004 standard for all production plants, with development projects and the adoption of new technologies aimed at safeguarding the environment.
Green Energy: cogeneration and photovoltaics
With the aim of increasing energy efficiency, the La Doria Group has invested in high-efficiency cogeneration plants at its Angri and Parma plants and in two photovoltaic plants at its Sarno and Fisciano plants. These plants are a key resource for the company, as they can provide around 42% of the electricity needed to run its business.
The commitment to energy efficiency and the continuous search for new opportunities has enabled the company to achieve CO2 savings of 10% by 2021.
Sustainability at your fingertips
For La Doria, ‘packaging sustainability’ essentially means:
SELF-PRODUCTION, RECYCLING, REDUCTION
The categories of packaging used at La Doria are all recyclable: these are tinplate boxes, glass containers and polybags.
In-house packaging production.
The most important commitment to packaging sustainability for La Doria is the self-production of a substantial portion of tinplate boxes, the most widely used and 100% infinitely recyclable pack.
In 2021, at the Sarno and Angri plants, around 98.7% of all tinplate cans were produced, reducing emissions from the handling of packaging.
Circular economy and reduction of secondary packaging
La Doria contributes to developing the circular economy through the procurement of packaging from renewable sources, from reused and recycled or recyclable materials, which are in turn based on a circular production chain as regards manufacturing and consumption.
For some products, the La Doria Group has chosen to use packaging made of plant-based plastic derived from sugar cane. This project has reduced CO2 by 14% and the use of plastics by 13%.
In the last two years, several projects have been completed involving the elimination of secondary plastic packaging and the replacement of plastic clusters with FSC-certified cardboard.