Since 2001, Industrias Alegre has employed an AENOR-certified Environmental Management System in accordance with the international standard ISO 14001, where the scope of said system of the organization is included.
As a consequence of the processes developed and the activities undertaken by the organization, its main environmental aspects and impacts are waste generation and energy consumption.
The organization does not produce significant atmospheric emissions, as those resulting from its injection processes do not require conduction to the exterior. The only water discharges are those derived from domestic water usage, as the production process does not employ water and the cooling circuit is closed.
In accordance with the principle of continuous improvement inherent to Environmental Management Systems, and which is reflected in its policy, the organization has implemented continuous environmental improvement measures aimed at reducing its environmental impact. Examples of its main environmental achievements are indicated below:
Almost 100% of the hazardous and non-hazardous waste generated is subject to recovery.
Almost 58% reduction of hazardous waste and 51% reduction of non-hazardous waste in relation to the amount of raw materials consumed.
19% reduction in energy consumption, dependent on the type of raw material consumed.
Almost 59% reduction in water consumption, dependent on the type of raw material consumed.
Furthermore, all members of INDUSTRIAS ALEGRE’s staff have received training in environmental management based on the needs of their post, with particular emphasis on waste segregation.
The guidelines that ensure proper environmental management extend to the entire supply chain, including suppliers and subcontractors, leading to the adoption of environmental criteria in procurement.
Moreover, and with regard to energy efficiency, an energy audit aimed at defining consumption optimization measures is underway.
The most relevant environmental management indicators, relativized against production, are shown below in order to demonstrate the organization’s true environmental impact.