Lutosa is strongly committed to reducing its environmental impact and to embrace sustainability to throughout its full organization. Discover our current and future initiatives with our five pillars approach and you will see that our “Potatoes to the world” are under-signed with a strong sustainability commitment.
Our sustainability commitment already starts from the very beginning using only growers with Vegaplan accreditation meaning sustainable agricultural practices are used as standard. In close collaboration with our grower-partners, we are committed to taking sustainability at heart as from the early stages of the growth, the first days of life of our delicious potatoes, and throughout the full growing process.
At Lutosa, we simply want the world to experience the joy of the potato in all of its delicious forms. Apart from our ambition to deliver you the highest quality and most tasty products, we strive to improve our product ranges by working on sustainable ingredients, removing allergens and reducing packaging.
On receipt at Lutosa and after quality control checking, the potatoes are processed into delicious range of products. During the processing, we act to reduce our environmental impact by rationalizing our use of energy&water and optimizing the control of our waste management systems. We reduce our packaging to a minimum to reduce the environmental impact and make efforts to improve their components to allow maximum recycling.
The health and safety of collaborators and partners is our number one priority. We work every day to promote a culture of safety and organize trainings to spread this message. Moreover, significant investments are made in this area and in improving the ergonomics of workstations. Through a prevention policy, we are committed to identifying, assessing and eliminating risks. We strive to create the conditions and promote behavior for a safe working environment.
As an engaged company, we strive to have an impact on communities. We actively support the Food Banks with products. We also developed a strong partnership with an organization in a Senegalese village looking to secure their food supply. In 2017, we sent 27.5t of seedlings and shared our expertise to train them in potato cultivation. A 5 years plan was put in place at the end of which the village will be able to produce their own plants and be self-sufficient.