ESG - OptiCept Technologies environmental, social, and governance

OptiCept - Technology for a more sustainable world.

Many solutions for sustainability mean making compromises for example, on quality or by lower profit margins.

OptiCept's technology is not such a solution - on the contrary, we increase sustainability as well as qualitative, reduced waste, reduced costs and increased profit margins.

Increased prosperity while reducing the burden on our planet.

OptiCept Technologies AB's mission is ultimately about sustainability. We provide supplies the food and plant industry with technology solutions that contributes to a more sustainable world and enables economic growth in a climate friendly way. 

Again and again, history has shown us that it is technological development that is the path moving forward

Technology and primary of the type that contributes to dematerialization – the ability to extract more from less/the same amount of raw material.  More efficient extraction processes also mean less pollutions and emissions.

At OptiCept, we work continuously with all three main areas within ESG (Environmental, social and corporate governance), but it is within the environment that our technology makes a real difference to the outside world.

OptiCept - Our impact in short

Clear economic incentives

OptiCept bidrar till förbättrad utvinning av råmaterial inom livsmedel och blomsterindustrin. Detta kan innebära såväl effektivisering som marknadsexpansion. Ekonomiska incitament är en oerhört viktig del i att implementera långsiktig hållbarhet.

Sustainability from multiple perspective's

OptiCepts technology reduces waste through dematerialization. Extends shelf-life which affects the transportation options. More efficient processes contributes to reduced energy consumption.

Health benefits and improved quality 

We contribute toincrease of nutritional values and thereby health beneficial products and a more nutritious diet. 

How we help our customer's increase sustainability

OptiCept's technology is applicable in two industries - food and flower processing. We help players in these industries achieve the same results - ie. increased efficiency, reduced waste and improved quality. How we influence differs slightly depending on the industry, standards and the properties of the raw material. 

OptiCept - ESG Focus

Our technology is a solution to problems and/or contributes to positive effects in primarily 4 main areas. 

Reduced wastage and waste

Waste from food makes up around 8% of the global greenhouse gases to which humans have contributed. Nearly 30% of the world's agricultural land - 1.4 billion hectares (!) Is used to grow products that are never consumed.

Approximately 43 billion cut flowers are produced annually. It is estimated that 10-20% of this is waste. In other words, flowers that die or are so damaged that they cannot be sold.

Health and nutrition

OptiCept's technology enables the production of a more nutritious diet. With our technology, more nutrients can be extracted from the same amount of raw materials. We can also extend the shelf life while maintaining quality so that more people can enjoy the product. 

Research shows that plants and flowers in an indoor environment affect human's well-being and can contribute to better air.

Transportation

Blommor produceras primärt i Sydamerika och Afrika. Konsumtionen sker främst i USA och inom EU. Mycket transporter genomförs med flygplan. Bara under alla hjärtans dag i USA beräknas utsläppen från blomstertransporter uppgå till 360 000 ton koldioxid, det motsvarar ungefär 78 000 bilars utsläpp under ett år.

Där till transporteras blommorna vidare i kylda lastbilar, som släpper ut cirka 25% mer än vanliga lastbilar.

Reduced resource consumption

Growing flowers requires a large amount of water and also during transport, water consumption is high. 

In the food industry, many manufacturing processes require high energy consumption.  

OptiCepts part in the life-cycle analysis

A life-cycle assessment is a method for creating an overall picture of the total environmental impact during a product's life cycle from raw material extraction, manufacturing process, use to waste management. This also includes all transport and energy consumption in the intermediate stage.

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OptiCept - Influence on the food industry

RECYCLING/WASTE MANAGEMENT

By optimizing OptiCept's technology, we naturally reduce waste and wastage. Extended shelf-life is of course also a contributing factor.

RAW MATERIAL EXTRACTION

Our technology indirectly contributes to improved raw material extraction. The benefits can be seen in the manufacturing process, where more can be extracted from the same / less amount of raw material - dematerialization.

USE

OptiCepts applies a gentle treatment with pulsating electric fields (PEF). This means that more vitamins, antioxidants and other important nutrients are retained. In the end, a much healthier product and also improved taste, color and aroma.

MANUFACTURING

OptiCept's primary impact occurs during the manufacturing process. By applying our technology, the process is streamlined, shorter processing time means less energy consumption. We also enable increased extraction from the same / less raw material. 

TRANSPORTS

By extending the shelf-life, less frequent transports are required. It is then also possible to choose means of transport with less environmental impact.

OptiCept - Influence on the flower industry

RECYCLING/WASTE MANAGEMENT

More vigorous flowers with longer lifetime contribute to reduced wastage.

RAW MATERIAL EXTRACTION

OptiCept's technology can contribute to reduced water consumption for growers. In addition, we improve rooting, which means that less pesticides need to be used.

USE

The end customer is reached by a product of higher quality with an increased lifetime of an average of 50%. 

MANUFACTURING

By strengthening the flower's vitality, less water consumption is also required during the manufacturing process.

TRANSPORTS

When it comes to transportation, OptiCept's technology makes a huge difference. Until now, a large proportion of flowers is transported by air, with our technology we enable transport via other alternatives. We can reduce the need for water during transport depending on where we apply our treatment.

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