Maes Honey is committed to sustainability
At Maes Honey we have installed photovoltaic panels on our roof.
Our latest innovation was the upgrade of the water osmosis plant to be more environmentally friendly.
But we continue working to advance and this year we have installed the solar panels.
Due to our beekeeping origins and our direct contact with the field, we know the importance of biodiversity and the need to bet on the environment.
So we must take steps to advance along this line. At MAES we are committed to sustainability.
In fact, it is not the first environmental commitment, this initiative joins 2 other efficient energy processes such as wastewater treatment in which we implemented an MBR system for water purification, which was implemented in 2016.
And secondly, the installation of the osmosis process for the purification of water installed in 2017.
The renewable energy revolution
We have installed 248 solar panels, occupying an area of 540 m2. Its estimated average annual production is 165,000 Kwh.
It is estimated that the emission of 57,000 Kilograms of CO2 per year will be avoided, equivalent to planting 5,700 trees.
We want to reduce the carbon footprint and with this action we reduce the consumption of electricity from the electricity grid, which is an indirect emission of CO2.
The environment worries us
We must leave a good future for the next generations, it does not consist in leaving it as we have found it, but in improving it.
This has always been the spirit of MAES in every way. We must not forget the great work that bees do, not only for us as a direct means of life, but for humanity.
As Einstein said, if the bees disappear, man would only have four years to live; So, we must contribute our grain of sand with bees and with all biodiversity, it is not about sustainability being just a word, it is about being a way of life and work.
Honey production at Maes Honey
Now we are more ecological, the operation is based on solar energy. But when it comes to the speed of packing honey, we still have the same capacity. And of course, with the possibility of expanding.
We produce 50,000 jars / day, our factory has an annual production capacity of up to 15,000 tons.
Consumption of honey today
The consumer continues to appreciate the importance of adding honey to their diet. It brings very healthy natural benefits and more and more people are aware of it.
It is true that worldwide the hospitality industry has been badly affected, but in turn more honey has been consumed in homes.
Although these are times of great uncertainty, in which the pandemic is affecting very negatively and makes the work very difficult, in our case we do not stop looking for solutions to get our honey to reach everyone.
We maintain our presence in 35 countries, customers are very satisfied with us and we are among the 10 largest honey packers in Europe, the binomial tradition and innovation is working.
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