Human Resources and employment wellbeing.
Improved work/family life balance for workers and encouragement of sense of pride in belonging to the Group.
Here at Grupo VAPF, within our corporate commitment with the environment, we have given all our employeesa stainless steel flasks, thereby promoting the importance of drinking water as part of a healthy lifestyle as well as protecting the environment.
These flasks can be refilled from the two cold-water fountains that we have in the office at the disposal of everyone, reducing the use of single use plastics.
If we keep in mind, that each employee uses an average of 60 plastic bottles a year, 3.600 plastic bottles less will be used per year.
Apart from the obvious ecological benefits that reducing the use of single use plastics will cause, changing to stainless steel flasks also means added benefits for our health, because:
- Stainless steel is the safest material as it is free of chemical elements that could contaminate the drinks, such as bisphenol A or BPA.
- It is the most hygienic of the materials. It is the material that shows less dirt and external agents adhering to it, therefore it doesn´t change the smell or the taste of water. (the liquids)
- It needs minimal maintenance
- Even though it is very light, the structure is strong and it doesn´t dent or split if it is dropped or knocked.
And finally, an advantage of this material over plastic wáter bottles, is that stainless steel will remain unchanged, unaltered. It doesn´t lose its qualities, like resilience, rigidity or malleability, and can be recycled as many times as you wish.
Plastic has taken over in our lives and it is everyone’s responsibility to change our daily habits, to find alternatives.
SDG13 – Climate action
SDG3 –Good health and well-being
SDG12 –Responsible consumption and production