We reduce consumption of natural resources. We minimise environmental impact
FCC's environmental management system is a fundamental instrument for ensuring eco-efficiency in our productive processes. In 2010, we continued to make progress on obtaining environmental certification for our activities and facilities, achieving such certification for 74% of our activities.
Sistema de Gestión Ambiental
El sistema de gestión ambiental de FCC es un instrumento básico para la eco-eficiencia de los procesos productivos. Impulsamos de manera continua la certificación ambiental de nuestras actividades e instalaciones, lo que en la actualidad nos ha llevado a alcanzar el 79% de certificación de la actividad de FCC.
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
FCC has initiatives in place to reduce combustion-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition, each of our business areas has its own initiatives for reducing emissions of Nox and SO2 particulates.
Efficiency in water consumption
Water is an important resource in FCC's activities, such as environmental services and cement production. For this reason, we use water that is unsuitable for human consumption whenever possible.
Optimising use of materials
FCC reuses, recycles and valorises the waste it produces, rather than discharging it or sending it to landfill. In 2010, 11.93% of all the waste managed was sent for composting, recycling or valorisation.
Before we carry out our projects, we produce environmental impact studies to evaluate and implement the options that will best protect the environment. Afterwards, we return the areas we have used, as far as possible, to their original condition.