Central Lechera Asturiana awarded the NAOS 2017 award for Business Initiative, granted by the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality through AECOSAN.
The leading company in the dairy market has been unanimously awarded the best business initiative by the judging panel in the 11th 2017 NAOS Strategy Awards, convened by the 24 July 2017 AECOSAN (Spanish Consumption, Food Security and Nutrition Agency) Resolution. It is the third time that Central Lechera Asturiana has received this Award.
The Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality made the award through AECOSAN to Central Lechera Asturiana for its commitment to healthy and natural-origin food.
“Central Lechera Asturiana only ever uses natural ingredients in its dairy products, without adding any ingredients or artificial additives: nothing that could alter their original quality and flavour”, says Marta Hernández Cabria, Head of Quality and Nutrition at Central Lechera Asturiana
In this sense, Hernandez highlights that the company follows Spanish and international recommendations for consuming sugar and saturated fats, focusing on “reducing sugar and fat content in its range of yogurts and milkshakes”. It is also committed to packaging with clear labels, and with the list of ingredients on the front “so that they are more visible and the information is clearly displayed to the consumer”.
The NAOS Strategy Awards (Strategy for Nutrition, Physical Activity and Prevention of Obesity) are the most important related to nutrition, convened annually by the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs through the Official State Gazette. They were established in 2007 with the convening of the first edition in which seven modes of awards were established for different areas: Family and Community, School, Health, Labour, and also for the Entrepreneurship, Applied and Special Research Recognition.
This award highlights the pioneering and innovative work of Central Lechera Asturiana and its Department of Nutrition and Health, for defending the consumption of healthy products such as milk, a basic source of human nutrition since the time humans stopped being nomads. The dairy company cares for the sector and the environment with the firm commitment to offer the best milk to produce dairy products of the highest quality, with the firm belief that only by respecting the natural origin of what we eat can people have better nutrition and better quality of life.
The award will be presented in the event that will once again take place during the XII NAOS Convention, which will be held in the second half of November.
Central Lechera Asturiana, committed to the all-natural
Central Lechera Asturiana is the leading dairy brand in Spain, a leader in the sale of liquid milk, cream and butter. Since its creation, it has been committed to the primary sector, guaranteeing farmers’ sustainability, ensuring the marketing of their milk, 100% Spanish, and providing them with technical assistance for their professional and personal development. Central Lechera Asturiana promotes health through nutrition, producing 100% natural products suitable for a healthy diet that helps to improve quality of life. All this from respect for the origin and the natural environment; minimising the environmental impact of farms and factories; self-generating more than 90% of the electricity consumed in high efficiency processes; transforming waste into bio-fuels and fertilisers and minimising water consumption. Central Lechera Asturiana cares about everything it does and therefore maintains a commitment to quality employment and is family-friendly, fostering a work/life balance in the workplace.