2030 AGENDA OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Osborne seeks to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Agenda 2030 in three distinct axes. The 17 SGDs are a universal call for action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. An initiative with which the UN is also addressing the business world so that it mobilises private resources in search of sustainability.
Osborne promotes a real commitment to sustainable business development that maintains the highest level of respect and commitment to the environment. Consequently, Osborne has secured the first sustainable syndicated funding in the wine sector in Spain, incorporating new parameters that reinforce its firm conviction and commitment of a social and environmental nature: (i) green energy consumption and (ii) Sustainable Q certification in Osborne Group buildings, production plants and offices.
In addition, Osborne contributes to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture” by establishing measures to promote environmental management and biodiversity protection of its activities and operations:
- The development of the “Precautionary Principle” to avoid causing negative impacts on the environment in which it operates. In this way, most of the production plants have implemented and certified an Environmental Management System in accordance with the UNE-EN ISO 14001 Standard.
- The minimisation of negative environmental impacts such as, for example, in its agricultural activity by keeping the number of pigs per hectare below the recommendation of the European Community.
Osborne also complies with UN Sustainable Development Goal 12: “ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”, as we are aware of the importance of making sustainable use of the resources and the role of the circular economy, which is why Osborne commits to:
- The use of raw materials (pigs, grapes, wine).
- The reuse of raw materials (salt in meat plants), achieving a 20% reduction in consumption compared to the previous year.
- 93% of the water consumed in the manufacturing of our products comes from surface water.
- The reuse and recycling of waste that is not managed as waste and is destined for special fertiliser use (compost, vinasse from distillation for organic fertilisers, pig bones and fats for animal feed).
Osborne places its employees at the centre of its decisions, striving to ensure that they carry out their work in the best possible working environment.
To meet UN Sustainable Development Goal 8: “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”, Osborne is in the certification phase of its Health and Safety Management System through the International Standard ISO 45001:2018.
In addition, Osborne has a clear commitment and desire to integrate equal treatment and opportunities between men and women as a basic and cross-sectional principle in all areas of work and as a guiding principle of Human Resources management. In this sense, it maintains a constant commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” through its Equality Plan and its Protocols on sexual and gender-based harassment, as well as different awareness-raising measures and policies.
As part of its commitment to society, Osborne, as a leading company in the agri-food sector, has been developing its different lines of business aimed at achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. Consequently, in the development of its activities:
- Responsible consumption of its spirits and wines is ensured and promoted through adherence to the Self-regulation Codes of the Spanish Federation of Spirits (FEBE) and the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV) and through suitable publicising of advertising campaigns.
- It validates research processes such as its 100% Iberian Acorn-fed Ham being free of Toxoplasma, research that is in its final stage of development and verification, which would make it suitable for pregnant women.