Environmental criteria

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

R. ESPINAR, SL has implemented a management system in which the environment is considered an integral part of our daily operations. In order to carry out actions that lead to environmental improvement or a reduction in the environmental impact caused by our activities and those of our suppliers, we undertake the following actions:

1. Identification of environmental aspects

2. Evaluation of environmental aspects

3. Identification of legal requirements

4. Analysis of legal requirements

5. Formulation of objectives

6. Operational control

7. Environmental monitoring

During your stay at our facilities, you must observe and comply with the same requirements that apply to our staff concerning:

– WASTE MANAGEMENT

– CONSUMPTION (water, energy)

 

CONSUMPTION MANAGEMENT

WATER CONSUMPTION

A dripping tap can waste 1,000 liters of water each month.

GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES:

– Ensure that taps are properly closed.

– Do not use the toilet as a wastebasket.

ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION

ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION = GLOBAL WARMING

– Ensure all lights are turned off at the end of activities.

– Only turn on the necessary lights.

– Turn off all electrical devices after using them.

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT

MANAGEMENT HIERARCHY:

1. Minimization

“The best waste is the one that isn’t produced.”

2. Valorization

“Waste remains a material that can have value.”

The 3 R’s – ways to valorize:

– Reuse: Use the waste for its original purpose (writing on the backside of paper).

– Recover: Fully or partially utilize the waste (electrical components recovered from a monitor).

– Recycle: Process of converting waste to create a new product (aluminum cans transformed into a bicycle rim).

3. Proper final treatment

“When waste cannot be valorized, it must be managed so that it receives appropriate treatment to reduce its effects on the environment.”

4. Treatment at R. ESPINAR, SL:

– Paper and cardboard: Deposit in specific containers (located at various points in the company).

– Plastics: Deposit in specific containers (located at various points in the company).

– General waste: Deposit in specific containers (located at various points in the company).

– Hazardous product containers: Deposit in specific containers (located at various points in the company).

– Metallic materials: Deposit in specific containers (located in the company workshop).