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100% COMPOSTABLE LABELS FOR SAVOURA
ONE STEP CLOSER TO ITS GOAL OF ZERO PLASTIC
MIRABEL, December 16, 2020 – One year after the launch of its ZERO PLASTIC OBJECTIVE, the entire SAVOURA team has taken another important step towards reducing the carbon footprint of its tomato production. Thus, the process of replacing all the plastic labels used to identify tomatoes in grocery shops has begun. This operation will eventually lead to the use of 100% compostable labels (Ecolabel) for all tomatoes signed SAVOURA, SAVOURA BIO and SAGAMI. These 100% compostable labels are the result of a new technology certified by the TÜV AUSTRIA Group, which ensures that the labels are manufactured from compostable materials in both industrial and domestic use.
Richard Dorval, President of the SAVOURA Group, said he was very pleased to be able to take this crucial step towards achieving important objectives for the company. “Despite the obstacles that the pandemic could have caused, it was important for us to continue implementing initiatives in the direction of our ZERO PLASTIC OBJECTIVE. Innovation related to improving packaging to reduce our environmental footprint remains a priority for SAVOURA. I am very pleased with this news, which allows SAVOURA to lead the way in our sector with regard to corporate responsibility from an environmental point of view. We are very hopeful that this action will influence all the players in the greenhouse industry in Canada.” Richard Dorval concluded this announcement with these words.
About Serres SAGAMI / SAVOURA / SAVOURA BIO
Les Serres Sagami Inc. markets different varieties of tomatoes for the Quebec, Canadian and North American markets. It has been growing and marketing organic tomatoes since 2011. These tomatoes are now offered under the Savoura BIO brand. Since 2012, the company has made numerous acquisitions developing its production. The most important is the acquisition of the Serres du Saint-Laurent facilities and the famous Savoura brand, concluded in April 2015. The group has been marketing strawberries produced in Danville in the Eastern Townships since December 2017 and organic mini cucumbers in the Saguenay since the fall of 2018. On September 23, SAVOURA BIO announced a $20M investment that will enable it to cultivate more than 38 hectares on nine production sites throughout Quebec. All of these new investments are oriented towards sustainable development in terms of both cultivation and all production methods, particularly with regard to the energy used to heat its facilities.
For more information, visit www.savoura.com
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Source : AGRO QUÉBEC