Sustenuto has been collaborating with Spadel for the development and implementation of its sustainability strategy since 2010. Sustainability is one of the three central anchors of the group of mineral water brands.

Source of Change

When Spadel decided in 2010 to start tackling sustainability in a structural way, they called upon Sustenuto to help identify the most relevant sustainability topics. On the basis of this materiality analysis, a benchmark exercise, and a stakeholder dialogue, we developed their first sustainability strategy with concrete objectives to achieve by 2020.

In 2020, we did the exercise once again to develop Spadel’s 2025 sustainability strategy, “Source of Change“. In between, we helped them implement and manage the different sustainability platforms and activities.

Sustainability milestones

Since the start of their sustainability journey, Spadel has integrated sustainable development throughout its business, including:

  • an ambitious footprint reduction plan that made Spadel achieve carbon neutrality in 2020,
  • a proactive HR policy that allowed Spadel to become a Great Place to Work® in 2021,
  • multiple nature conservation actions that transformed Spa into a biodiversity positive water catchment area.

The cherry on the cake? Becoming a certified B Corp in 2022.

In the video, CEO Marc du Bois and CSR Manager Ann Vandenhende talk about the sustainability journey of Spadel so far and what’s next to come.