The logic of the collective has always been our raison d'être and our driving force for anticipating changes, defending our values and meeting challenges.
Cristal Union publishes its 2023 CSR report
This year, our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) report highlights the strength of our cooperative model and the ambitious trajectory of our Group in reducing its energy consumption and decarbonizing its activities, validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a global reference in the field.
Cristal Union: an ambitious plan validated by the SBTi for decarbonization and eco-friendly water management supporting adaptation to climate change
By 2030, the Group is committed to reducing its emissions of greenhouse gases by a further 23% compared to 2019 and stop drawing any water from the natural environment in order to operate its sugar production facilities.
As the cooperative's longest-running operation, sugar production represents nearly two-thirds of Cristal Union's revenue. The Group's 8 sugar factories convert sugar beets grown by cooperative members into sugar destined for large retailers and industrial applications.
The product of fermentation and distillation of agricultural raw materials, ethyl alcohol is produced from sugar beets, whole wheat and wine substrates. Our industrial facility fitted with the latest technology allows us to offer a very wide range and high-quality products.
The by-products from the sugar production process (sugar beet pulp) and distilleries (wheat biomass), as well as harvested alfalfa are processed in the dehydration units. Processed granulates ads energy and protein to animal feed.