Aragotruf is dedicated to the cultivation of truffles in all its stages – from the plant nursery where we prepare trees for producing the precious mushrooms, until the production, transformation and commercialisation of the black truffle and other truffle products. The family company is based in Graus in the Huesca province, one of the main truffle areas of Spain. From the beginning, we have been committed to the sustainability of the environment in which we grew up and live. Our work allows economic, social and environmental development that values the characteristics of our surroundings. Click read more below for additional detail.
Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the first food and beverage packaging company to achieve a gold rating in material health on the Cradle to Cradle Product Scorecard.
The Cradle to Cradle Certified(TM) Products Program is one of the premier sustainability certifications for products around the world and across industries. “The certification provides brand owners, consumers, regulators, and shareholders tangible validation of our company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability,” said Jim Nordmeyer, VP, Global Sustainability at O-I. “It’s an important baseline and helps us identify next steps to improve our environmental and social performance.”
Nearly 90 percent of O-I’s glass operations were certified across product categories and for certain container colors in the beer, non-alcoholic beverage (NAB), spirit, wine and food markets. The certification is based on five categories: material health, material reutilization, water stewardship, renewable energy use, and social fairness.
“Achieving a gold rating in material health strongly reinforces the benefits of glass,” said Nordmeyer. “Glass is safe for repeated food contact and endlessly recyclable. It’s virtually impermeable to oxygen so it protects the freshness and taste of consumers’ favorite food and beverage brands.”
O-I collaborated with an environmental consulting firm, MBDC, to conduct a rigorous product assessment of the company’s beer, food, NAB, spirits and wine platforms.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Owens-Illinois. It is a company taking innovation to the next level, seeking ways to partner with other industry leaders to incorporate more recycled content, maximize use of renewable energy, and consider the full use cycle of its glass products,” said Jay Bolus, President of Certification Services at MBDC, the world’s foremost advisors in material health, product design and the Cradle to Cradle® Design Framework. “The company’s continued pursuit of Cradle to Cradle certification signifies its brand quality and value for its consumers and the environment.”