- The energy company has renewed the certification of its environmental management system in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard and the Puertos del Estado Guide to Best Environmental Practices
- These voluntary environmental statements demonstrate Cepsa's commitment to transparency, innovation and taking responsibility for the environment
Both statements, which were audited by AENOR, show that the San Roque Energy Park and the Puente Mayorga Chemical Plant achieved the single certification for the environmental management system in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard, as well as the validation of the EMAS Environmental Statement, to provide the public and other interested parties with information regarding the environmental performance of the industrial center and continuous improvement in environmental matters. In addition, the environmental report for Cepsa's maritime terminal was also verified in compliance with the Puertos del Estado Guide to Environmental Best Practices.
Investment in environmental improvements at the San Roque Energy Park amounted to 11.18 million euros, directed, among other things, to projects related to energy efficiency and responsible water saving and consumption, while the Puente Mayorga Chemical Plant allocated 13.4 million euros, mainly in the framework of the project for the new unit to manufacture LAB, the raw material for detergents, with Detal technology, improving waste management, reducing emissions and increasing energy efficiency and safety.
The challenges, beyond the established compliance, have been met by 87% at the San Roque Energy Park and 99.5% at the Puente Mayorga Chemical Plant, highlighting those related to improving water management, a precious and scarce resource, and the circular economy. These results have been evaluated as very positive by the management of both facilities.
In addition, the environmental declarations contain information on many other aspects, always available to the public and to institutions and organizations, ranging from noise control to soil inspection, including air emissions management and training and awareness-raising activities for the company's own personnel and those of auxiliary companies.
For Jesús Mota and Amando Herrero, directors of Environmental Protection at the San Roque Energy Park and the Puente Mayorga Chemical Plant, respectively, "this environmental declaration is the result of many years of exhaustive work, of continuous improvement, of environmental culture and is evidence that the energy company is at the best starting point to meet the ambitious challenges of decarbonization and sustainability that we have proposed in our 2030 strategy, Positive Motion." In addition, for Cepsa it is very important "to make these audited statements public and disseminate our environmental management results, as evidence of our transparency and commitment to citizens, who can verify, year after year, the progress and continuous improvement to be among the leading companies in the energy sector".
The San Roque Energy Park maintains its SO2 emissions at the lowest values in the historical series, with a 16% reduction last year compared to 2020 data. In general, atmospheric emissions were well below the limits legally established in the Integrated Environmental Authorizations at both industrial centers.
The wastewater from the Puente Mayorga Chemical Plant is treated at the San Roque Energy Park water treatment plant. The environmental statements indicate that the volume of wastewater at the main discharge point was 21.9% lower than that permitted, and that the monthly average values were within the permitted limits at all times.
Also, at San Roque, Cepsa strives to be more energy efficient in order to make a significant contribution to reducing the environmental impact of its processes, because a reduction in energy consumption automatically implies lower emissions both of greenhouse gases and other gases which have an impact on air quality. Cepsa at San Roque is ISO 50001 certified. The aim of this standard is to promote energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of surplus energy.
Through Fundación Cepsa, which was set up in 2016, Cepsa adopts a proactive stance in the defense and improvement of biodiversity in the areas surrounding its production facilities. A good example of this type of activity is the recovery of and improvements to the Madrevieja Environmental Station in San Roque. With this program, Fundación Cepsa is providing local people with a space and activities which make them aware of the natural environment of the area. There is also participation in the recovery of Arroyo Negro in La Línea.
It should be noted that the company has established an ambitious roadmap to cut its emissions, placing it among the benchmark companies in its sector. Specifically, by 2030, it will reduce its CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 55% compared to 2019 and aims to be carbon neutral by 2050. As for Scope 3, the carbon intensity of its products will be between 15 and 20% lower by 2030. Cepsa also wants to go beyond net zero emissions and reach net positive, allowing customers and society to move in the right direction.
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