Mother Nature’s Power
In Europe, Canada and China, our Alpro brand works only with farmers who handpick soy beans. That means we know where every bean has been – and they’re never grown on land that’s been deforested. And when it comes to moving those beans from farm to plant, we also try to rely on natural processes. Our plant in Wevelgem, Belgium, sits on the banks of the Lys, downriver from soybean fields that provide raw material for the plant. Since 2010, Alpro has been using the power of the river’s current to move soybeans to the plant for processing. Every 20-container shipload of soybeans eliminates the CO2 emissions and energy usage of moving 24 trucks full of soybeans to our plant.
Over the course of a year, we eliminate the emissions associated with fueling about 1,200 trucks, simply by relying on the renewable and sustainable power of Mother Nature.