Global Compact Progress Report

Global Compact Progress Report

In times of an ongoing pandemic, the initiatives of the premium brand have focused on promoting education and advances in the development of more sustainable packaging

(Valencia, Spain. 2nd December 2021).- As in the last 10 years, the multinational company SanLucar has presented its new Global Compact Progress Report. An annual document in which the premium fruit and vegetable brand reaffirms its commitment to the 10 Principles promoted by the Global Compact, as well as to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

On this occasion, the report on the corporate responsibility actions -undertaken by SanLucar in the period 2019-2020- comes out in a context defined by the Covid 19 crisis. A global emergency which, according to the owner and founder of SanLucar, Stephan Rötzer, has forced to reflect, restructure, and innovate at both the corporate and personal levels.

»Today more than ever, we have seen how important it is for everyone to work together, and to establish alliances between companies, NGOs, universities and educational institutions in order to successfully face the new challenges of the future and the pandemic,« said Rötzer.

He adds: »At SanLucar, our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, which extends along our entire value chain, has become even stronger«.

The fruit and vegetable premium brand has focused on overcoming the gap that the pandemic opened up in children’s access to education. In this sense, SanLucar has promoted, through its corporate responsibility programme DREAMS, various school reinforcement projects in different countries. These initiatives are addressed to children from low-income families, who have not been able to follow the virtual classes taught during the hardest months of the pandemic, due to lack of internet access.

Furthermore, as the report shows, SanLucar has worked to innovate in the development of more sustainable packaging for its products.

An environmental initiative in line with the objectives pursued by the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

In its latest edition, the SanLucar Progress Report includes for the first time testimonials from employees, institutions, stakeholders, and partners in the various social and environmental projects promoted by the company. The report also contains an exclusive interview, with the Executive Director of the Spanish Global Compact Network, Cristina Sánchez.

Since SanLucar signed the United Nations Global Compact in 2011 and joined the Spanish Global Compact Network, the company has annually published its Progress Report. For 2022, the enterprise has already announced a new development: The publication of its first Sustainability Report, which will merge the company’s Non-Financial Statement, together with the Global Compact Progress Report.

The SanLucar’s Progress Report 2019-2020 is hosted on the company’s website ( within the section DREAMS/Publications in Spanish, and shortly also in English. The document is also available on the United Nations Global Compact website (

About SanLucar

SanLucar is a global company that is dedicated to bringing people natural joy of life and health in a way it can be proud of. Offering a variety of more than 100 delicious fruits and vegetables from more than 35 countries, SanLucar is the brand with the broadest top-quality assortment in the German, Austrian and Dutch retail market. The portfolio also includes smoothies, fresh cut, as well as flowers and plants. Currently, SanLucar is expanding into Canada, Italy, England, Scandinavia, Poland, Ecuador, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa.

SanLucar, founded in 1993 by Stephan Rötzer, is headquartered in Valencia (Spain) with over 3,200 employees in Germany, Austria, Benelux, Italy, Spain, Ecuador, Dubai, South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia, both in its office branches and on its own farms. The philosophy »Taste in harmony with people and nature« is the foundation for all actions of SanLucar as well as the basis for many social and sustainable projects.

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Sonia Gabarda
Press Department SanLucar Fruit
Tel. (+34) 96142 40 40. Extension 2410