Taking on our environmental responsibility
Taking into account our own development without forgetting that of future generations
The company’s commitment in 2013 to the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach christened VIAE ETHICAE (the paths of ethics) seemed obvious after identifying the importance of our role in the profession. Frayssinet was assessed in July 2015 and the overall assessment of practices and results placed our CSR approach at the “Exemplary” level. Follow-up assessments have so far confirmed the “Exemplary” level in Afnor Certification’s ENGAGED CSR reference framework.
Sustainable development is an objective that shapes the company’s growth. At the heart of the company’s strategy, research and innovation focus on enhancing the effectiveness of the products we produce, analysing their impact on our environment and identifying new properties in natural materials to build the innovations of tomorrow.
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Frayssinet is fully aware that its business of returning organic by-products to the soil is an essential link in the cycle of life and nature.
of our raw materials (solid products) come from the circular economy
of our solid raw materials can be used in organic farming
of sacking is recyclable (ADIVALOR)
Humus, a pillar of ecology
Soil fertility is at the forefront of the UN General Assembly’s concerns. A World Soil Day was thus celebrated on 5 December 2016 at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome. Frayssinet is fully in line with this dynamic, since the company has built its growth on products with a high organic load to protect and maintain soil heritage, particularly its biological component. Frayssinet, through its raw material selection criteria, insists on a high level of quality in the organic bases composted, in order to enable sustainable ecological intensification of the soil.
Organic materials cover a wide range of products. They differ in origin (animal, vegetable), in the way they are obtained (extraction, separation, drying) and in the treatment they undergo (composting, thermolysis). Our in-house laboratory, which has been ISO 9001 certified since 2000, carries out all the checks required to ensure total traceability of our products, including after delivery and use by our customers.
No to urban waste
The choice is definitive and the message has always been firm. Faced with the proven risks of waste products on the environment (diffusion of heavy metals, antibiotic resistance genes, endocrine disruptors, drug residues, metallic nanoparticles, etc.) and the lack of traceability, Frayssinet has banned the use of this waste in order to protect consumer health.
As part of an ambitious development project for the industrial division, measures and actions have been taken to improve the environmental performance of our plant.
It all began with the reorganisation of the entire production chain and the investment in new, more efficient and more economical packaging lines (5 to 1200 kg bags). Logistics at our production unit follow a linear production flow established when our HACCP method was introduced. This ensures that requirements are distributed as accurately, quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
FRAYSSINET is located in the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park, which boasts exceptional biodiversity.
Aware of the need to protect it, FRAYSSINET has put in place a person in charge of the management and upkeep of all the land, animals and green spaces of the production unit and the Fontanelles reception site. 83% of the site is dedicated to biodiversity and carbon offsetting, i.e. 15 hectares.
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