In 2019, Cristal Union finalized an ecodesign project begun in 2017, in partnership with ADEME.
By combining all of the innovations identified during the project, the overall impact of GHG from our white sugar processed from sugar beet is reduced by 13% compared to the benchmark product.
Based on a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), the project looked at our entire production chain, from the field through to packaging. Several areas suitable for ecodesign were assessed in this project: innovative agricultural practices, the production of organic sugar or even organically sourced packaging materials.
The project was initially intended to identify areas suitable for ecodesign projects which could reduce the impact of GHG from Daddy sugar by 10%. By combining all of the innovations identified during the project, the overall impact of GHG from our white sugar processed from sugar beet is reduced by 13% compared to the benchmark product.
After 2 years in the design process, the launch of the Daddy raw kraft paper Profile Pack in 2020 is proof of the Group’s desire to remain a pioneer in sustainability matters.
This approach will now be used across the entire range of packaging formats.
The iconic soft bags for all Daddy sugar products
are now made from kraft paper.
We have thereby reduced the weight of our packaging by 20% and the amount of plastic by 72%.
In total, this equates to no less than 10 million fewer plastic bottles per year.
The soft kraft paper bags are also fully recyclable.
A great success which concluded an ecodesign project and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of our products carried out over several years in partnership with Ademe.