The Earth is the ultimate source of taste and we are strongly committed to safeguarding its precious gifts. We are dedicated to protecting the source of taste by looking after our territories, managing our resources sustainably and respecting our environment, with the ambitious goals of being carbon neutral by 2022, and of all our packaging being recyclable or reusable by 2025. That is why in our plants we pursue the efficient and sustainable management of water and other resources.
S.Pellegrino mineral water emerges from a unique source in the Italian Alps, pure and untouched by man. We are committed to the sustainable management of the water and our source in San Pellegrino Terme is certified with the Alliance for Water Stewardship. We maintain the highest possible standards at our plant, where we carry out 500 quality tests every day, to ensure S.Pellegrino always reaches your table with the same unique mineral balance and the same unmistakable taste.
Selecting the finest fruits
The ingredients used in our Italian Sparkling Drinks are selected with extreme care, to offer a range of refined taste experiences with only the finest fruits, herbs and spices. Our drinks are produced exclusively in Italy, and all the sun-ripened oranges, lemons and chinotto we use are grown in Sicily and Calabria. Pruning and harvesting are carried out by hand using traditional methods, to safeguard the health of the plant and the quality of the product.
Preserving our terroir
S.Pellegrino mineral water emerges from its spring at the foot of the Italian Alps, an area well-known for its water since the Middle Ages. During its 30-year journey through the rock to get there, the water acquires the perfectly balanced mineral content that provides our water with its unique taste. To safeguard this unmistakable taste, we are dedicated to preserving the integrity of the source and its territory.
Caring for our farms
Caring about the ingredients used in our Italian Sparkling Drinks starts with paying the utmost attention to their provenance, and working closely with the farms where the fruit is grown. Over the years, we have established long-lasting strong relationships with our suppliers. Our experts visit all of them several times a month to guarantee the highest standards and ensure that every drop of every drink is full of the natural goodness that makes the Sanpellegrino taste truly unmistakable.
Working towards zero waste
All our production and bottling processes are aimed at minimising the environmental impact of our activity on a "zero waste" basis. Between 2019 and 2021, the Sanpellegrino Group saved 234 million litres of water through efficiency improvements, and most of our fruit plantations use the drip irrigation system to minimise waste. We have achieved a 58% reduction in gas emissions since 2010, and since 2011, 100% of our electricity has come from renewable energy sources.
Achieving carbon neutrality
We believe in protecting the sources of taste, and nurturing a life in harmony with the planet. That's why, in 2021, Sanpellegrino announced its commitment to be carbon neutral in all of its operations by 2022.
To achieve this ambitious goal, we will enhance our actions in four key areas: production, packaging, logistics and natural capital.
Certifying the highest standards
We care about carrying out all of our operations in a sustainable way. That's why all of our fruit suppliers in the south of Italy are audited to internationally recognised Ecovadis standards.
And it's why we are proud of our certification with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) - the global standard for sustainable management of water resources - a benchmark for continuously improving the way we look after the natural resources that are so precious to us.
Preserving purity with sustainable packaging
We are committed to protecting our mineral water, always taking into consideration innovation and sustainability in our packaging. Our product portfolio features a variety of different packaging materials, favouring recyclable materials such as PET, glass and aluminium. What's more, Sanpellegrino is committed to using 35% recycled PET (rPET) by 2025.
Building a plant at one with nature
Sanpellegrino will soon move into an even greener "home". The new Factory of the Future will be created by renovating the existing plant and integrating it even further with its natural surroundings and the local territory. Indeed, Sanpellegrino's commitment to environmental sustainability can be seen in every aspect of this project.
Leaving a lighter footprint
S.Pellegrino and Italian Sparkling Drinks travel the world, and we constantly seek to minimise the impact of their transportation on the environment. By choosing transport by train and boat wherever possible, optimising transfer of loads and, at the other end, using innovative means of transport fuelled by Liquified Natural Gas, we have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by up to 15% in recent years.