Gelita is a global producer of gelatin, collagen and collagen peptides from natural raw materials obtained from by-products of meat production. Their goal is to reduce the impact of their production on people and the environment and to improve continuously while doing so. As a responsible company, Gelita strives to minimize its emissions, cut its energy and water consumption, and avoid waste as much as possible. They are committed to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and are working intensively on significantly reducing their carbon footprint. Gelita’s target is net zero emissions by 2050. By 2030, they plan to reduce specific greenhouse gas emissions per ton of product by 50% compared to 2020 – while simultaneously expanding production.

Renewable Energy Consumption Meter

Gelita’s plants in Brazil have been generating heating energy from renewable sources since 2021 and has acquired I-RECs from 2024-2026. Their main source of renewable energy is hydro power.

Renewable Energy Sourcing Philosophy

The production of gelatin, collagen and collagen peptides is impossible without energy. GELITA mainly uses electricity and heat as energy sources. To reduce their consumption, they optimize their processes with regard to energy efficiency and invest in the renewal of their equipment. Another decisive factor is their own electricity generation from renewable energies. The commissioning of a solar park at their site in Chicago, USA, was the first step in this direction in 2021.

They are conducting feasibility studies to determine whether solar power generation projects can also be implemented at other sites. In recent years, they have succeeded in continuously reducing their energy consumption. Between 2020 and 2022, specific total energy consumption fell by almost 2%. Given the energy intensity of their production, their 2030 target of reducing energy consumption by 30% compared with 2020 remains ambitious. They have defined target values for all sites in their roadmap and derived corresponding measures.

The production of renewable electricity is certified by Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs). These are the accepted legal instrument through which claims of renewable energy generation and consumption are substantiated in the global renewable energy market. There are different types of EAC for different regions of the world, and they are all in compliance with the quality criteria set by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol in the latest Scope 2 guidance document.