Protecting the Environment

We are aware of the importance of protecting our environment and natural resources, which is why we work constantly to minimise the environmental footprint of our facilities, centres and processes.

For this reason, we have defined Environmental Regulations for the progressive integration of environmental variables into both our facilities and product development. With them, we aim to promote eco-efficiency.

Always with sustainability in mind, we are currently working in several areas to reduce our environmental impact. Thanks to them, we have obtained the Sustainability Certificate granted by CHEP for our contribution to protecting the environment and promoting a sustainable logistics model.

The lines of action we are currently working on are:

Maximum Energy Savings

The energy factor plays a key role in the design of our production centres and plants. In fact, we aim to reduce our energy consumption in order to protect the planet, investing in suitable facilities and seeking more sustainable alternatives.

Our initiatives include the progressive replacement of traditional lighting with LED technology in our offices and the installation of photovoltaic panels for own use at many of our facilities.

Another key element in the design of our centres is the reuse of heat. We have installed heating systems that help take advantage of excess heat in our offices. Also, for our food production processes, we have installed systems (such as our food drying system) whose heat input is reused at other stages of production at which a high temperature is essential.

Reduction of CO2 Emissions

We are also limiting our emissions into the atmosphere. To do so, we are taking fundamental measures, such as using Liquefied Natural Gas as a fuel source in all processes, investing in production lines that require less fuel, and using more sustainable vehicles.

In addition, we base the design of our production centres on a holistic vision that includes the location of the facilities, assessing the distance between suppliers and the market in order to minimise our transport-derived CO2 footprint.

Optimal Water Treatment

Water is a limited resource that must be protected. That’s why our centres, facilities and production processes seek to:

Reduce water consumption thanks to a recovery and reuse system in our factories, centres and facilities.

More closely monitor the water we use, emptying the water at authorised points for its reuse after purification and carrying out continuous checks to ensure our compliance with the legally allowed values.

Manufacture products with technologies that reduce the degradation of feed in water, guaranteeing its greater availability for fish and reducing the risk of water contamination due to dissolved food waste.

Selection of Sustainable Raw Materials

We work with different species of animals and strive each day to improve their well-being, happiness and health. To meet our objective, we offer a wide range of foods for fish, dogs and cats, adapted to their life cycle and feeding requirements. Our secret? Natural, healthy recipes made of the best ingredients.

At Dibaq, we are aware of the importance of using top-quality raw materials that have been selected in a sustainable, environmentally responsible way and that provide the best benefits to animals. That’s why we constantly monitor the origin and traceability of our selected ingredients.

To do so, we have a rigorous programme for the selection of our collaborators and raw-material suppliers. We work only with those that have animal welfare certification (along with other recognitions, such as the Marine Stewardship Council), and we visit them regularly to ensure compliance with the expected quality standards and current legislation.

Also, in our search for top-quality raw materials, we are always mindful of the sustainability of our planet and natural resources. We are aware of the importance of the habitats around us, so we work with sustainable farms that produce their materials without sacrificing the future. We collaborate only with those who are committed to environmentally reasonable and socially responsible agriculture, and who seek to obtain the best long-term results for forests, climate stability and livelihoods.

We are also committed to our local economy. For this reason, we mainly collaborate with suppliers from our area, with the intention of strengthening the local economy and reducing our transport-derived CO2 footprint. Thanks to our logistics partners and their extensive experience, the selected raw materials reach our facilities as quickly as possible and in the best conditions, ensuring their freshness and quality.

Waste Management

We are also working to achieve zero waste through several initiatives. On the one hand, we design our production processes to reduce feed manufacturing scraps, minimise waste and reuse raw materials without reducing product quality.

On the other, we distribute our products in recyclable packaging or with at least 15% recycled plastic. We use recyclable boxes and stickers as well as labels printed with sustainable inks. We also reuse pallets.

Our mission? To develop products and services that respect biodiversity at every stage of their life cycle, starting with their creation and ending with their use and recycling.

Thanks to our initiatives, we have obtained the TOWARD ZERO WASTE Certification granted by AENOR, following a system of validation carried out at our facilities.

Environmental Conservation

Since our inception, we have invested in the conservation and protection of the environment and natural resources through several actions. For example, we work to protect the pine trees in our area, and we plant trees in our community in order to conserve the nature around us.

We also help to conserve the oceans around us, habitats that occupy approximately 70% of the planet and are home to more than 700,000 species. Through our Dibaq Oceans initiative, we seek to protect marine environments, preventing the over-exploitation of species in nature and raising awareness of the dangers of pollution.