At FAMOSA we are aware of the global environmental problems, and that is why we have assumed the protection of the environment as part of our business philosophy. As an example of this, we have implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) certified by AENOR according to ISO 14001: 2015 standard.
FAMOSA has been one of the first companies in Spain to obtain the certification based on this new version of the Standard. The adaptation to the 2015 version has meant a series of improvements in our Environmental Management System, like the following:
- The implementation of the analysis and evaluation of environmental risks and opportunities.
- The identification and monitoring of the needs and expectations of our stakeholders.
- Knowledge about the environmental performance of our suppliers.
As part of our Management System, we have a Quality, Environment and Health and Safety Policy which includes FAMOSA’s values on quality, environmental protection, and safety and health of the people who work in the company, during the development of their activities.
Our commitment to the environment also requires the participation of all the organization at all levels. For this reason, the Management Committee has established an Environmental Strategic Plan, which is the basis for the preparation, each year, of the company’s objectives and action plans in environmental matters, including strategies for a more efficient use of the natural resources, to reduce the packaging waste of our products and to prevent the pollution.
During 2017, FAMOSA has improved its environmental performance in the centers of Alicante and Las Rozas, reducing water and paper consumption compared to the previous year. Likewise, the amount of most of the waste generated has also been reduced compared to the previous year, establishing improvement actions in those cases where generation has increased.
Additionally, thanks to the contracting of energy supply with a 100% renewable electricity trading company, FAMOSA Spain has stopped emitting 421,548.25 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere and 853,415.85 milligrams of high activity radioactive waste*, during the development of its industrial activity.
Other environmental activity that we carry out at FAMOSA is the celebration of World Environment Day. In 2018, an all-day session of environmental awareness was held for its employees, where awareness was raised about the current situation of our planet, the actions carried out by Famosa to reduce the environmental impact, as well as, several guidelines to make our day to day more sustainable. In previous years, and also coinciding with the celebration of the World Environment Day, a palm plantation has been carried out in the vicinity of the FAMOSA facilities in Alicante.
* according to the calculations made for the mix of generic marketing established in the Labeling of Electricity and Guarantee of Origin System of 2015 and regulated in Circular 1/2008 CNE, of February 7.