Every day, we sell around 500,000 kilos of fruit and vegetables from 35 growing countries worldwide. Despite this considerable amount, every single fruit is still special to us. They are living things. They need lots of special attention, expertise, craftsmanship, and most of all, a green thumb. This is the only way we can achieve perfect flavour for our 90 fruit and vegetable products – from apples to zucchini – for which they are famous and have been awarded by the german Ökotest magazine with »Very Good« many times over. The Ökotest publication tests the quality of products using independent labs with an emphasis on consumer safety and health.
And naturally we have a long list of other certifications to back up our quality, competence and attention to the environment, such as Global Gap, IFS, DIN EN ISO9001, QS and Rainforest Alliance.
Years of research into our own exclusive varieties, careful selection of the best fruit in the fields and ideal harvest times are a matter of course for us for our long-term growing partners and us.
Just as we address the growing requirements of our fruit and vegetables, it is important to us to strengthen the social communities on our farms. As an owner-operated company with a young, international team, it is also close to our hearts to give our over 2,500 employees from 30 nations an environment in which they can flourish, thrive and develop to their full potential. The prospects of taking on exciting tasks and building a career with us are therefore quite sunny.
If you wish to shape the future, you are going to need dreams. That’s why we gave our sustainability commitment a name in 2016: d.r.e.a.m.s. With the social projects of d.r.e.a.m.s., we support sustainable and responsible action in harmony with man and nature. And we are proud that we have been able to realize many dreams in the last few years.
Back when Stephan Rötzer from Munich in Germany founded SanLucar in sunny Valencia in 1993, making things better was very important to him. Meanwhile, he has not only managed to set up an international company, but he has established SanLucar as a brand.
Although much has changed at SanLucar since the beginning, the constant search for improvement is as much a part of SanLucar as leaves are to trees. This has allowed Stephan Rötzer to fulfil his greatest wish: »Our products should taste just as if you had gone into Grandma’s garden and picked your favourite fruit right from the tree yourself.«