Spadel is a European family owned group whose mission is to offer consumers, throughout their lives, natural solutions to their needs for hydration and refreshment. It markets brands of natural mineral water, spring water and refreshing drinks based on natural mineral water: SPA and Bru in Benelux, Devin in Bulgaria, and Wattwiller & Carola in France. In 2018, Spadel achieved a turnover of € 314.4 million, an increase of 8.8% compared to 2017. At the end of 2018, the Spadel group employed 1,345 people.
To grow continuously and profitably by providing local, natural products to contribute to the health of our consumers & a more sustainable planet
To be regional leader of natural refreshing beverages in Europe
CSR Strategy 2020
Recognized by many as a pioneer of sustainable development in Europe, Spadel has long championed ambitious climate actions. In 2010 Spadel developed its first CSR Strategy, which was reviewed in 2016. Since then, our CSR strategy 2020 is built around a central objective, « Natural hydration for a healthy tomorrow », and translated into 11 pillars. (see visual)
Since 2010 Spadel reduced its carbon footprint by 20% thanks to:
Focus on local markets & local distribution, max 350 km from bottling sites.
Lean & Green Star received for efforts to improve energy efficiency and carbon reduction in transport and logistics.
100% green energy in Belgium (13,200m2 solar panels in Spa, 2,450m2 in Bru).
Spa water bottle reduced 50% in weight in 40 years thanks to light weighting initiatives.
Stop packaging with inferior carbon footprint score (1 way glass bottle, cans, brick).
Since 2016 Spadel is a CO2 neutral company (for its offices and factories, scope 1 & 2).
In 2019, as 1 of only 10 food and beverages companies in Europe, Spadel has approved carbon reduction targets according to Science Based Targets (SBT).
Spadel is the European reference in sustainable management of water sources. In Spa, the protection zone covers 13,000 ha (= 26,000 football fields).
Spadel preserves a unique biodiversity. In partnership with BeeOdiversity beehives are installed in all protected water areas to monitory the health of nature.
Spadel is the first company in Europe to apply the holistic Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) approach and to have an environmental single score for all its products. It also the first to commit to – 60% PEF reduction plan by 2030.
In 2018 Carola and Wattwiller (Spadel France) receive the Great Place to Work certification.
Since 2016 all Spadel products are 100% natural, without preservatives or artificial colors.
Spadel is awarded the ‘Golden’ classification by Ecovadis. This places Spadel among the top 6% of its sector.
Source of change 2025
We are currently working on our new CSR strategy 2025. One important aspect hereof has already been defined: our sustainable packaging commitments 2025. With 10 commitments centered around 4 key drivers, “Source of Change” aims to accelerate Spadel’s transition towards a circular economy.