Thanks to the embedded technology in our products, we contribute so that the processes and products of our customers are more sustainable. For example, a machining coolant that remains in optimum conditions of use for a longer time not only represents a cost saving, it also reduces the consumption of fresh water, and the generation of solid and liquid waste at the end of its useful life. In the same way, a surfactant that gives better detergency allows reducing the dose of active material in the concentrated cleaner, thus diminishing the organic load that ends up in the residual water.
To reduce our environmental footprint and improve our raw material intensity, we continuously optimize our performance; which in addition to making us more competitive, minimizes the amount of waste and emissions. We implement frequent measures to save energy, such as thermal insulation of tanks that reduces consumption of fuels for steam generation, or the investment in high efficiency motors for transfer equipment, stirred tanks and reactors, controlling the energy demand by means of variable speed drives, allowing us an additional saving. Regarding waste management, those that are inevitably generated are reused in the formulation of alternative fuels to take advantage of their calorific power.
RISK MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
We believe that prevention is the best tool to protect the environment, which is why we maintain our Emergency Response and Disaster Management Plan permanently updated and registered with our local Civil Protection authorities. 100% of our personnel participate in one of our brigades, which train at least once a year with practices and drills.
Our Joint Safety and Hygiene Committee periodically reviews the state of the facilities to identify areas for improvement and mitigate potential risks, hence we are continuously improving the safety and sustainability of our operations.