Thursday, December 5th, 2013
The abertis environmental strategy works through the gradual implementation of an environmental management system in the different companies in the group, in accordance with the requirements of the international ISO 14001 standard. The framework of a system to manage constant improvement enables the organisation to minimise environmental impact under a common umbrella.
Mitigating climate change is one of the fundamental pillars in reducing the environmental impact arising from the group’s activities. This objective is pursued through proper management of energy and water resources, reductions in consumption of other resources and implementation and promotion of innovative measures aimed at reducing the carbon footprint associated with the services offered by abertis.
Alongside this, minimising environmental impact includes aspects such as cutting noise pollution and the amount of waste generated, as well as proper management of this waste, by prioritising reuse and recycling, including improvements to the treatment and quality of the waste water generated.
Separate mention must be made of the measures taken to conserve and improve the natural areas in which the group operates, so mitigating the impact infrastructures can have on biodiversity.
Innovation is also a way of reducing the carbon footprint of abertis, its business units, customers and suppliers. We work with them to share projects which add value to our everyday work.
Finally, emphasis should also be given to the investment in environmental awareness-raising to extend this commitment to employees, customers and suppliers.