At Bergner, we are committed to protecting the environment and we prioritise the necessary actions in order to minimise potential impacts, both of our operations, and the products that we offer our customers. The preservation of natural capital and the implementation of the principles of the circular economy are key aspects when it comes to developing the Sustainability Model, in addition to the internal eco-efficiencies and climate action.
Bergner contributes to the sustainable development of society and of the places it interacts with and operates in, optimising natural resources, minimising the environmental impact, reducing the production of waste and developing direct actions regarding biodiversity.
Bergner contributes to the protection and preservation of the ocean for marine life. There is significant evidence to show that protecting the coasts and ocean resources encourages resilience to climate change, replenishes fish stocks, safeguards biodiversity, improves ways of life and provides coastal protection. For this reason, Bergner collaborates in a project which helps to fight against plastic pollution in the oceans: Save our Oceans.
Having access to drinking water is a basic and fundamental right, since it is one of the main reasons that diseases spread between families living in extreme poverty. This is why Bergner supports the Water for All project, which aims to supply drinking water to the families of the slums of Baiganwadi, Mumbai. The aim is to connect the water network to filters to purify the water and ensure it can be used safely.
Reforestation is an essential action for the survival of humans and other living beings on this planet. This is why Bergner collaborates with three main projects. Two of them aim to replant Spain’s native plant species in mainland Spain. The third programme focusses on the reforestation of the Maulino forest in Chile.
Our involvement aims to recover areas of a high ecological value as well as to raise awareness of our surroundings.
Bergner continues to join initiatives to fight for biodiversity.
For many years, we have implemented initiatives about respecting our environment, using recycled paper, implementing recycling programmes and updating our facilities with the aim of reducing consumption. However, we want to keep moving forward, researching, looking for new formulas and methods that enable us to return to nature everything it has done for us.
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Bergner has emphasised the sustainability of offices, applying measures of energy efficiency, water management, use of sustainable materials, sustainable mobility, carbon neutrality and environmental management system, and the ethical management of the project.
Maintain an efficient control of cleaning
Increase risk prevention measures, improve health and hygiene conditions
Manage waste (ECOEMBES) and try to reduce energy use.
Teach employees how to handle stress
Healthy menu, healthy vending machine and healthy snacks
Promote the use of eco-friendly products: office equipment, cleaning....
With the circular economy, we promote the optimisation of resources, the reduction in consumption of raw materials and the use of waste, recycling it or giving it a new life and turning it into new products.
The objective of the circular economy is, therefore, to take maximum advantage of the material resources we have by extending the life cycle of the products. That way, we manage to achieve a balance between progress and sustainability.
The recycling initiatives that Bergner carries out seek to raise awareness and motivate the consumer to recycle their used frying pans by dropping them off at a collection point at store entrances.
Thanks to these initiatives, thousands of people know the waste that old frying pans produce, the harm caused by low quality materials and/or not very healthy materials and that they can offload their used frying pans to be recycled.
These initiatives also generate significant synergies for the participating establishments. The commitment to sustainability is always an added value, and all of the establishments that take part value them positively. To achieve the best results, the team from Bergner work closely with the establishments, sending them the necessary equipment, giving them the procedures to follow and monitoring the entire campaign.
The Root project seeks to raise awareness and motivate the public to recycle their used frying pans by dropping them off at store entrances. Bergner gives this network of establishments cardboard containers where the frying pans can be left, as well as the informative and explanatory material to spread maximum awareness of the proposal.
Eco-design allows for waste to be prevented at source, preventing it before the product is generated. Bergner's goal is to achieve a cleaner and more responsible production and to think about the pollution the product will generate throughout its life cycle (from when it is produced, sold, used and turned into waste) and prevent it before manufacturing it.
Eco packaging encompasses a wide range of useful environmental measures such as improving functionality, optimising resources and manufacturing packaging using only eco-friendly materials.
That’s why we pursue the concept of the 7 Rs: redesign, reduce, reuse, repair, renew, recover and recycle. Bergner’s model is no longer about recycling packaging once it has been used, the concept is to design it to make it easy to reuse and/or recycle more simply and sustainably. This way, CO2 emissions are greatly reduced, in addition to preventing the pollution of the environment with waste which is not biodegradable.
Sustainability and the fight against climate change are now increasingly relevant issues for companies, which follow a trend dictated by administrations and, ultimately, by the growing concerns of stakeholders.
Recent years have marked a major milestone in this regard, with the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) and the subsequent adoption of the Paris Agreement, a binding commitment by participating countries to keep the global temperature rise below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels.
In parallel, the United Nations launched the 2030 Agenda with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), among which is Goal 13, Climate Action, which urges countries and organisations to fight climate change together.
At Bergner Europe we want to spearhead society's transition to a low-carbon, sustainable and environmentally friendly economy by setting an example and being ambitious with our improvement goals, but also critical of ourselves.
We firmly believe that only through joint action by countries and organisations will we be able to halt the current trend and prevent the consequences of climate change. Against this backdrop, we present our first report on greenhouse gas emissions, initiating a new stage marked by our desire to continue improving results.