CHITOS S.A. ensures that we offer consumers the most valuable good of nature, water, in excellent quality, as pure as at the moment it springs from the source.
Staying true to this principle, we have adopted an environment and consumer-friendly quality operation standard, focusing on green development, sustainability and innovation.
Environment in practice
All these years, CHITOS S.A. has taken important initiatives to protect the environment.
Since 2003, we have been actively involved in Recycling projects, and in 2010, we joined the “Rewarding Recycling” National Collective System. This is a system approved by the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, in charge of the organization and operation of the rewarding recycling system in Greece. Through this partnership, we have been installing Rewarding Recycling Booths in cooperation with Municipalities across Greece. This way, people learn how to recycle plastic and glass bottles, paper packaging, aluminum cans and batteries. Through this action, we have given children and adults the opportunity to recycle packaging, leaving their own ecological footprint. Furthermore, we are among the key sponsors of the 1st Environmental Learning & Rewarding Recycling Park in Athens.
Furthermore, we are the first Greek company to have signed a contract with Deutsche Pfandsystem GmbH on recycling our packaging in Germany. In particular, our ZAGORI Natural Mineral Water products exported in Germany bear the DPG recycling symbol, making it easier for automatic recycling equipment to identify that packaging.
We have also stopped using CFCs in our air-conditioning and cooling systems, and since 2005, we have been investing in the use of energy-saving systems in our facilities.
Our most recent important environmental initiative was the implementation of an investment plan worth €4 million, to develop a third production plant for the manufacturing of new, eco-friendly packaging that uses less plastic.