One of our cooperative’s main driving forces is sustainability and the environment. Our aim? To reduce our impact on the natural environment to a minimum. This is why we are so proud to become the first dairy company to be awarded the AENOR Carbon Footprint certificate. Keep reading to find out what this milestone is and what it represents!
Thanks to our Únicla dairy farms, with a 20% lower carbon footprint, CLUN has become the first milk producer in Spain to achieve the AENOR Carbon Footprint certificate.
The carbon footprint is a measuring tool that contributes to reducing CO2 emissions in products and organisations to fight climate change, also fostering energy efficiency.
From the farm to your table
Únicla is one of the few existing examples of the analysis of the life cycle of a product in the food sector. AENOR has taken into account all the processes, starting at the dairy farm (including fodder and diet) and continuing until the product reaches your table.
The results of the analysis, carried out by Dr. Almudena Hospido and the researcher Laura Roibás, from Grupo de Biotecnología Ambiental of the USC, and by the CLUN R&D department, have been published by the prestigious scientific journal Science of the Total Environment.
More sustainable dairy farms,100% natural milk
Únicla dairy farms are role models in food sustainability throughout Europe. In fact, this new certification adds to those we already have for Animal Welfare and Food Safety ISO 22000, and that also distinguish our sustainable methods, processes and products, and which resulted in our receiving the First Prize in the European Awards for Cooperative Innovation. Throughout our career we have distinguished ourselves for being pioneers in our production methods, processes and products, as recognised by the ISO 22000 quality standard, which our dairies also boast.
The welfare of the Únicla cows directly influences product quality. Moreover, they receive a natural and unique diet, supplemented with flax seeds, and they enjoy the benefits of the spring and autumn pastures all year round. This is how they are able to produce milk of the highest quality in an absolutely natural way, with less a lower content of saturated fats and with Omega 3 fatty acids, CLA and antioxidants. This also reduces the formation of methane in the cows’ stomach and, consequently reduces its emission into the atmosphere.