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Ecansa passes environmental inspection certification in Canaries

05 Jan 2017

    • ECANSA is a leader in the Canaries in collecting, transporting and managing hazardous and non-hazardous industrial waste
    • The new certification broadens its activity to treating polluted soils and associated groundwater
    • The new working environment is the result of an investment of over 120,000 euros

Ecología Canaria, S.A. (ECANSA) is the first company in the Canary Islands to obtain the official environmental inspection certificate by the National Accreditation Entity (ENAC). Specifically, it refers to the recovery of polluted soils and associated groundwater, pursuant to Standard UNE EN ISO 17020.

This new certification is a testament to ECANSA's technical excellence and broadens the operational capacity of its services, as well as ratifying it as a leader in waste management.

The new industrial services that ECANSA, a company belonging to Cepsa and Befesa, incorporates with this certification includes the design and execution of soil quality evaluations associated with potentially polluting activities and facilities. It also involves preparing status, monitoring and control reports on decontamination, as well as decontamination verification/certification reports, which guarantee satisfactory execution thereof.

ECANSA canarias entidad inspección certificada

For the development of the new area, ECANSA has technical investment of over 120,000 euros (2016-2017 period) to carry out fieldwork and purchase multiparameter measuring, pumping and high-vacuum instruments, topographic and photographic, as well as the materials required to collect samples and control pollution.

The human team in charge of operating this new working environment is made up of six professionals with proven experience in the field.

The new accreditation makes ECANSA a benchmark in Spain in the area of polluted soils and associated groundwater, since, in order to achieve it, one must demonstrate a high degree of training and proven technical excellence.
Ecología Canaria S.A. (ECANSA) is a company founded in the Canary Islands in 1994, belonging to Cepsa and Befesa, that operates across the entire archipelago, as well as in Ceuta and Melilla. With a workforce of over 50 professionals, its main activities, certified with the benchmarks ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 17020 and OHSAS 18001, are collecting, transporting and management of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, including the management of MARPOL waste and asbestos removal; industrial cleaning (deposits, manholes, tanks, etc.); internal cleaning of ADR tanks; and the investigation and remediation of polluted soils. The company, which has a fleet of over 20 vehicles, including tanks and trailers, makes annual investments of over 400,000 euros in the Canaries.

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