Environmental sustainability is a value much felt by food companies and a source of competitiveness.
It is a key aspect of the business strategy if we consider that environmental impacts are the third most important factor in consumers’ purchasing choice, after quality and price. Therefore, sustainability is not only a legal obligation, but also an opportunity for food businesses to improve their position on the market: companies that are able to promote a socially responsible approach internally and along the supply chain will benefit from it, in addition to gaining the trust of their stakeholders.
Mérieux NutriSciences offers its wide experience in the environmental sector, in particular in sampling and testing of all environmental matrices, to accompany food producers so that they can guarantee the control of the processes which directly impact on the environment and on workers to consumers, in addition to the products quality and safety. For companies in the food sector, we provide specific advice on water, waste, emissions, industrial hygiene, impact of the plants on the environment.
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Water is a fundamental element for the life of organisms and for all human activities. Current legislation specifies the chemical, physical and biological characteristics to abide by according to the final purpose of water: Mérieux NutriSciences performs water analysis to ensure the quality of surface, underground and waste water in full compliance with global standards.
The analyses performed on soils play a role of utmost importance in environmental investigations targeted to the characterization of sites: Mérieux NutriSciences samples and analyses both contaminated sites to verify their contamination, and non-contaminated areas, to check the possibility to re-use the soil obtained from excavations.
All manufacturing processes produce liquid and solid waste that must be correctly managed. Mérieux NutriSciences provides a full range of testing to support environmentally responsible waste management programs: waste characterization and classification, chemical and product analyses, ADR (Accord Dangereuses Routes) consultancy.
Stack emissions are one of the aspects of prevailing environmental impact produced by companies. Thanks to a specialized team, Mérieux NutriSciences performs the monitoring of micropollutants with equipped vehicles, sampling of organic micro-pollutants (dioxins, furans and PCBs), verification of Automatic Measuring Systems and management of QAL2 and AST protocols in compliance with EN 14181 standard.
Industrial activities might imply environmental pollution both in the workplace (indoor) and outside (outdoor) due to chemical, physical or biological agents. Thanks to a team specialized in industrial hygiene, Mérieux NutriSciences analyses several fundamental environmental parameters for the monitoring of the quality of the environment in the industrial field to protect the health and the well-being of both workers and the population.
Even the most structured companies need to make the necessary checks that allow them to evaluate their performance, to understand if they are operating according to the expected requirements and if the outcome is positive in technological, economic and environmental terms. Mérieux NutriSciences performs testing services dedicated to different production sectors, and checks both raw materials and waste products such as electrical and electronic equipment, building materials, metals and alloys, fuel oils and polymers.