Coren is a cooperative and, as such, adopts the cooperative values of fairness, cooperation, social responsibility and commitment to others.
The main commitments of the Social Responsibility Policy of the Coren Group are:
Responsibility and honesty guide our relationship with everyone involved in the Coren Group's activity, including customers and suppliers.
As a cooperative, each of our members are given a significant role, under the premise that people prevail over capital. Promoting the concept of union and integration, in which members and employees are part of the “large Coren family”.
Ensuring the health and safety of all our workers, fostering a stable work environment and promoting equality and the reconciliation of work and personal life. Likewise facilitating continuous training programmes and maintain fluid communication with the entire personnel of the cooperative.
Committed to our customers and consumers in response to the trust placed in us. To that end, a permanent market orientation to meet customer demands, even anticipating those requirements are maintained. And we do so on the sacrosanct premise of offering food of the highest quality and food safety.
True to the commitment of making compatible the agricultural and livestock activity with the utmost care of the environment, our members are occupied with a responsible working model that operates with utmost respect for the environment, fostering sustainable practices.
Fostering the Galician countryside with initiatives such as free-range and organic production, breed with free access to the countryside, recovering land and avoiding its rural exodus; and the development of communal woodlands for extensive cattle breeding or the cultivation of organic cereals.
Contributing to the recovery of the Contributing to the recovery of the soutos - the Galician chestnut forests -, both thanks to the demand for Galician chestnuts for our Selecta range and with our own plantations in farms.
We actively participate in the protection of the region of A Limia (Ourense), with which Coren's members are closely tied, participating in the “Mesa da Limia”, a social platform that works for the environmental improvement of the area.
Optimising resources in farms and industries, being energetically responsible and minimising environmental impacts.
The cooperative's farms have photovoltaic and biomassenergy systems, in addition to promoting the use of geothermal energy.
Likewise, all industries have replaced fossil fuels with natural gas and other renewable sources, in addition to implementing the most efficient energy systems.
Promoting the maximum use, reuse and optimisation of resources.
To that end, our farms are equipped with the latest waste management systems (injectors, portable ultracentrifugation …).
Fostering research into new waste treatment and recovery systems, which has already led us to start up three innovative plants:
Reducing the consumption of natural resources such aswater and having the latest purification technologies, to return water to the environment with even better quality parameters than it was received.
Likewise promoting recycling, reducing the use of plastic in our packaging and using recycled materials.
Years ago, the transition to clean energy sources by modernising our energy systems and promoting renewable energies (biomass, geothermal, photovoltaic) in order to undertake an entirely sustainable activity and reduce our carbon footprint was commenced.
We are strongly committed to implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nations Climate Pact.In fact, in the last five years CO2 emissions have been reduced by 45% and we are working every day to obtain emission neutrality by 2040. .