With the issuance of the first non-financial report, the Perutnina Ptuj Group indicated a serious approach and strategic orientation towards sustainable development. In the report, we report on our economic, environmental and social impacts, and with the packaging, which we presented with a new line of prepared refrigerated products, we prove our orientations with actions.
As reported in the non-financial report for 2019, we are using more and more renewable materials. This year, we took an additional step in this direction and chose a new form and type of packaging for the new line of refrigerated ready-made products. New packaging consists of two materials, cardboard and plastic, and contains as much as 80% less plastic than comparable alternative packaging based on plastic. The materials used meet the requirements of the circular economy of recycling: a cardboard base that is biodegradable is discarded in a paper container, and a plastic foil declared as a mono-material is discarded in a plastic container. Finally yet importantly, the total weight of the packaging is fourteen percent lower, which means less waste after use.
According to the results published in the non-financial report, the Perutnina Ptuj Group reduced the consumption of non-renewable materials by 1 percentage point in 2019 compared to 2018, despite the fact that we used 2 percentage points more materials. Compared to the previous year, fuel consumption from renewable sources also increased by 2 percentage points, while total fuel consumption increased by 1 percentage point. Thus, we reduced our greenhouse gas CO2 emissions by 107 tons compared to 2018 emissions.