Quality and Sustainability

Biovegetal’s mission is to be a reference of excellence in all the sectors in which it operates, to achieve and maintain the most demanding standards of Quality, in all its processes and areas of activity, creating value for its shareholders, satisfying the needs of its customers and providing its employees with the development of skills, knowledge, creativity and innovation.

Biovegetal’s Commitment
  • Ensuring the total satisfaction of its customers and stakeholders, identifying their needs and expectations, as well as creating value and improving its competitive position

  • Develop people, identifying the necessary skills to perform their duties and providing conditions for an environment of motivation and high performance

  • Manage processes with integrated and quality information, supported by information systems, so that decisions are taken on factual and objective bases

  • Follow the highest quality standards, applying the reference standards in its production processes, in the quality and sustainability of its products, in food safety and Safety at Work

  • Promote environmental protection, integrated pollution prevention and control and efficient use of energy, optimizing the use of natural and energy resources, continuously improving its performance

  • Strictly comply with current legislation, applicable regulations and compliance obligations

  • Evolve in the application of management techniques that encourage the innovation of products and services, which allow us to continuously respond to market needs

  • Establish measurable improvement objectives in all its processes through strategies and annual activity and business plans, defining the actions necessary to achieve them

  • Systematically evaluate its Quality, Environment, Safety and Sustainability Management Systems, through audits identifying areas for improvement and corrective programs, supported by the participation of the entire organization

Continuous Improvement

In view of the continuous improvement of processes and the mobilization of all employees in terms of quality principles, the company decided to implement a methodology that would help in this regard. Thus, in the Quality Improvement Plan, the opportunity arose to integrate the Kaizen-Lean philosophy into the company’s daily activities and strategic projects.

The implementation of this methodology at Biovegetal began at the end of 2014, involving more than 90% of its employees in the change (Kai) for the better (Zen).

This methodology is practiced globally, being indifferent to language and educational barriers, and is effective in both manufacturing and service industries, that is, it is independent of the size of the organizations. In addition, it helps to optimize processes with lean practices and waste elimination. Since the beginning of its implementation, BIOVEGETAL has already had reductions in its transformation costs by more than 17% and a reduction in fixed costs between 23-25%.

Standards and Certifications


ISCC is one of the leading certification systems for sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions. In July 2011, the European Commission recognized the ISCC as one of the first certification schemes that demonstrates full alignment with the requirements of the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED).

ISCC certification can be applied to comply with legal requirements in the bioenergy markets as well as to demonstrate the sustainability and traceability of raw materials in the food, animal feed and chemical industries.

Biovegetal has been ISCC certified since December 2013, in almost its entire value chain, namely as the first collection point for used cooking oils, in the refining of vegetable and used cooking oils, in the manufacture of biodiesel and as a trader with storage of the various products it works with, namely rapeseed, sunflower, soy, palm, used cooking oil, category 3 animal fat and food waste.


Decree-Law number 150/2015, of 5 August, establishes the obligations to be fulfilled by the operators of the establishment, to prevent dangers and limit serious consequences of accidents involving dangerous substances. In compliance with the terms of nr.1 of article 30 regarding the obligation of Operators to keep permanently available to the public, specifically in electronic format, the information that is part of Annex VI of Decree-Law nº 150/2015, Biovegetal provides the following information