El Corte Inglés has designed a sustainable packaging policy with the objective of responding to the need to use packaging that minimizes its environmental impact. These guidelines have been defined by a Sustainable Packaging Committee, formed by various areas of the company that, through various workgroups, has developed an action plan aimed at this objective.
The result of this long research process materializes with the introduction of various sustainable packaging in all food formats of its stores (Supermercados El Corte Inglés, Hipercor and Supercor). The company is aware that the consumption of materials has an impact on natural resources and the pollution associated with its production and transportation. But it is also aware that containers and packaging are necessary. Therefore.
El Corte Inglés has managed to certify 100% of its bags with an environmental seal, such as the certificate of sustainable forest management (FSC / PEFC) in paper bags. it certificates that it has also been obtained in all its plastic bags – which are reusable up to 15 times – manufactured with 80% recycled material, thus anticipating compliance with applicable legislation. In addition, it has reduced the number of plastic bags by 20% during the last year.