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Waste recovery and management

Elivia is committed to sustainable development on a daily basis. A certain number of actions have been implemented to reduce the impact of our industrial activity on the environment. We economise (water, electricity, raw materials, paper, etc.) and recycle and monitor the environment in general. In practice, this involves managing: packaging, recycling cartons, water treatment.

Recycling water
Elivia uses large quantities of water to ensure that its activity functions properly. The group has its own purification plants and does all it can to keep its effluent discharge as non-polluting as possible.
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All Elivia sites, like any installation likely to generate risks or hazards, are subject to legislation and specific regulations relative to "Classified installations for environmental protection" (CIEP). Locally, when a livestock-breeding activity is concerned, the regional departments of population protection at the prefectures ensure that these measures are applied. Elivia sites are CIEP classified

Waste management
Elivia applies the procedure introduced by Terrena for waste management. The Valdis methanisation plant intended to recover agrifood waste is one of the projects in which Elivia is involved.

Reduction of packaging
The policy to reduce packaging at source, introduced by Elivia, aims to reduce the volume of packaging and optimise types of packaging. Our packaging has therefore evolved, from a multilayer structure to a single layer structure. Using a single component facilitates recycling.

Hide processing
Elivia has its own hide processing unit to provide salting and tanning processes. Based at Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe, it recovers the hides produced by our slaughterhouses. The leather is then marketed to French and international tanneries.

 And at the end of the line…
Residual waste is classified in three categories. It will be either incinerated and used for energy production, or sent for pet food, or processed for spreading and methanisation.