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FCC Medio Ambiente granted energy-management certification for its 17 offices in Spain

07/12/2016

FCC Medio Ambiente granted energy-management certification for its 17 offices in Spain

AENOR certification helps companies to manage and reduce their energy consumption, with the associated positive effects on cutting financial costs and greenhouse-gas emissions. Via the newly certified Energy Management System, efficiency measures are being implemented that affect a fleet of more than 7,000 vehicles and over 300 workplaces, covering practically all FCC Medio Ambiente's activities in Spain.

FCC Medio Ambiente granted energy-management certification for its 17 offices in Spain

FCC Medio Ambiente has been granted by the certification agency AENOR certification for its Energy Management System under UNE-EN ISO 50001:2011, as part of the management system that develops its commitments related to quality assurance, sustainable development, efficient management of resources, occupational health and safety, and innovation. As a support tool for this implementation, the VISIÓN application has been used, having been developed exclusively by FCC Medio Ambiente personnel.

The certificate was awarded at an event as FCC's corporate headquarters in Las Tablas attended by Jordi Payet, managing director of FCC Medio Ambiente, and Avelino Brito, managing general of AENOR.

This project began in 2013, with the certification of the Barcelona City Office, and was extended in 2015 to the Catalonia II, Galicia and Murcia–Almeria offices, finally covering all the firm's offices in Spain earlier this year. All the offices have been actively involved in the process, a key factor in the project's success. This is a milestone for FCC, given the broad scope of the certification, which covers practically all FCC Medio Ambiente's activities in Spain.

The CEO of the FCC Group, Carlos M. Jarque, highlighted the importance of sustainable development for the Group, a leader in Citizen Services and the field of sustainability, as well as the effort made and the actions carried out on a daily basis to improve the surrounding environment. Jarque also congratulated all of the employees who worked on this project who made obtaining this certificate possible.

Via the Energy Management System, efficiency measures are being implemented that affect a fleet of more than 7,000 vehicles and over 300 workplaces, related to aspects including:

  • Efficient driving.
  • Management and optimisation of routes.
  • Training and awareness-building of staff in the efficient use of energy.
  • Upgrading equipment and facilities with more efficient alternatives or ones that use renewable energy sources.

Energy-management certification involves improving energy efficiency and as a result not only reducing greenhouse-gas emissions but also cutting energy costs. It also enhances the organisation's public image, because of the environmental commitment being made, as well as increasing competitiveness in tender processes.

AENOR has now issued some 200 energy-management certifications to organisations of differing size in a range of business sectors, both in Spain and abroad. Spain is the third country in Europe and the sixth in the world when it comes to the number of energy-management certifications issued under the standard UNE-EN ISO 50001.