At Pago, we have a passion for fruit and that is why we protect our nature to preserve its intense and unique taste in all our products. It is this obsession that drives us for over 130 years to continue, every day, to offer you the best fruit to drink.
Our Sustainable grown fruits
We want to give back as much as possible to our mother earth, who treats us with the best delicious fruit and vegetables.
As a member of the “Sustainable Juice Covenant” and the “Solidaridad” program, we are working with our partners to develop and train farmers to ensure sustainable farming. Our farms must pass an assessment program based on 3rd party auditing, to be recognized as a sustainable farm. This includes for example, ensuring that native ecosystems are left in their original state, fair wages for all employees and adequate use of crop protection products.
Since 2019 all our orange juice from Brazil has reached these strong requirements and therefore is 100% sustainably grown. And this has only been the start, as we follow with other raw materials soon. Our mission is to use only 100% sustainably grown fruits and vegetables by 2030.
Our Responsibility for Nutrition
In order to provide the best taste, all our recipes are free from artificial colours, artificial flavours, preservatives and sweeteners. In addition to this for several years, we have been improving our recipes in order to reduce the sugar content while preserving the unique taste. By 2020 we achieve an average sugar reduction of our nectars and drinks recipes by 10%.
On top of this, we aim to offer more juices with 100% fruit content without added sugar. For instance, we switched our Pineapple nectar and Pink Grapefruit Drink to a 100% recipe in 2020. And we are further working on naturally reducing the sugar content of our range while keeping the intense fruity taste experience, Pago is famous for.
Recycling our Packaging
Our packaging is designed to preserve the unique tastes of our products but also to limit our impact on the planet as much as possible.
All our plastic bottles are 100% recyclable. Having the right collection and sorting allows the bottle to have a new life, through textiles, gardening tools, automotive equipment, etc. As recycling is of great importance to us, we are also integrating recycled material in our bottles starting in 2020. We use up to 50% recycled PET (rPET) in our plastic bottles. The same goes for our glass bottles, which already contain up to 80% recycled material.
Our committed Employees
Without an ambitious and passionate team, our transformation into one of the most sustainable juice producers would be unthinkable. That is why we encourage our employees to contribute their ideas and commitment to this transformation process.
They are also the ones who ensure that all our sustainability efforts are actively implemented and lived every day. On our way to becoming one of the most sustainable companies, we therefore cultivate a work culture that supports change, meets the needs of our teams and provides room for personal and professional growth.
Our Climate Protecting
Our overall ambition is to significantly reduce CO2and other Greenhouse Gas emissions to protect the climate.
Firstly, we will focus on our own direct emissions, to become climate neutral in our entire Eckes-Granini organization by the end of 2021, this means to reach zero CO2 in emissions. We reduce all of our direct emissions from our factories, offices and company vehicles as much as possible and compensate the remaining CO2 emissions with projects - for example planting trees - that will absorb CO2.
But this is just the start, as we plan to reduce all indirect emissions as well, coming from all our suppliers, production and distribution partners. Although we do not control them directly, we want to participate actively to reach a significant reduction of those emissions by 2030.
Our Social Responsibility
As a family-owned business, children are particularly close to our hearts. This is why we are fully engaged to the well-being of seriously ill children. Every year we raise several millions of Euro via the Team Rynkeby foundation, which is carrying out an international charity event in Europe.
In addition, we are committed to good and pleasant living conditions, especially in the immediate neighbourhood of our locations and employees.