Madrid, 25th February 2020. Jealsa, a leading group in the production of canned fish and shellfish, continues to establish itself as a company committed to sustainability and care for the environment, especially for the seas and oceans.
The corporation announced, through We Sea, its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, and thanks to an innovative circular economy system, that it has managed to use up 100% of the raw material from the fish that arrives at the premises.
“It is a question of responsibility to find the best use for the parts of the fish that are not intended for canning”, said Ángeles Claro, Director of We Sea. “We have implemented a pioneering valorisation ecosystem of the industry, whereby different companies daily receive the raw materials they transform into high-quality products for different industries such as aquaculture, pet food or even functional ingredients”, she added.
Under the premise of achieving full use of the raw materials, 45% is used for products intended for human consumption, through the corporation’s own brands, such as Escurís or Rianxeira.
A part is also used for pet food, through the company Pet Select.
35% go to by-products such as fishmeal and fish oil (30%), is consumed by the aquaculture sector and other related industries.
Lastly, 20% goes to new valorisation processes. This is done through one of the companies belonging to the Jealsa group, namely Valora Marine Ingredients, which offers products of natural origin to industries such as pharmaceutical or cosmetic, amongst others, making a sensible and comprehensive use of marine resources.