CSR and Sustainability

Responsible Sourcing

“We want to contribute to sustainable development in our supply chain”

In this first stage Borges contemplates the collaboration with the suppliers of the agricultural sector and the external services that affect other points of the supply chain such as transport and logistics, to ensure that the purchase and the raw materials supplied are produced sustainably.

In our Supplier Code of Conduct we define the social and environtment criteria for suppliers selection.

Lines of work and commitments:

Natural resource management

Responsible procurement




  • We promote sustainable and responsible farming methods which makes an adequate use of water resources.
  • We care for the environment and fight climate change to lower the environmental impact of all our projects.
  • We protect and nurture biodiversity on our areas of influence.
  • We extend our commitment to the entire supply chain.

We take a holistic approach to our supply chain

Strengthening sustainable development throughout the supply chain is a mainstay of our Social Responsibility strategy. We do this by extending our commitment to suppliers, contractors and collaborators like transport operators and farmers, among others.

We are committed to those models that are governed by sustainable agriculture and efficient use of resources criteria. We are members of the EsAgua platform, whose objective is to position Spanish companies as benchmarks in the water footprint, and we ensure compliance with international standards on good agricultural practices and sustainable agriculture, such as GLOBAL GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certification or the application of precision agriculture techniques, which allow greater efficiency in the use of resources at each moment of the crop growing cycle.

Biodiversity plan for the Mas de Colom Estate

We have implemented a Biodiversity Action Plan at Mas de Colom that preserves and adds to the biodiversity of the estate using practices that boost atmospheric carbon sequestration, reduce soil erosion and help to mitigate climate change.

Among our many ongoing initiatives is the use of green covers (vegetation) to control fertile soil erosion and natural pest control. We have also planted more than 3,000 lineal metres of trees and bushes as a food source for animal life in the ecosystem, which also helps to sequester atmospheric carbon.

Borges International Group works to conserve nature and to harmonise production and enhanced biodiversity on all our estates and plantations.

Alliances that matter

We have been cooperating closely with suppliers, contractors and collaborators in this area for years, adding sustainable vehicles to our fleet and helping farmers to manage their estates efficiency while conserving the environment. One of these initiatives is the BAIN Pistachio Project, in which we share our experience and offer advice about the production side of the business with future local pistachio producers.

We also ensure that all our contracts with collaborators contain clauses governing operations with suppliers that encourage ethical management of the supply chain and compliance with our Code of Conduct.