Environmental Policy

At GESUGA we’ve done important work when it comes to protecting our environment, guaranteeing public health and food chain safety as a solution to the environmental challenge of disposing of animal carcasses by burying them in Galicia. In its firm commitment to environmental protection, GESUGA has implemented an Environmental Management System in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 14001 international standard.

The management system is evidence of the company’s commitment to improving its environmental performance: setting objectives and goals for minimizing pollution that our work may generate by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, systematically and periodically evaluating the Environmental Management System, establishing objectives to progressively reduce emissions through the application of the best techniques available.

Before opening its doors, the competent authorities granted GESUGA an Integrated Environmental Authorization (AAI). This administrative process establishes the necessary environmental conditions to perform the activities and operate the facilities included in Annex I of Law 16/2002 of July 1 on Comprehensive Pollution Prevention and Management, and the authorization includes all environmental and other aspects evaluated pursuant with state and autonomous community law.

Energy Policy

Well aware of the crucial role energy efficiency plays, GESUGA has opted to implement a company-wide energy management system as evidence of its commitment to the continuous improvement of energy performance by improving the management of energy consumption, promoting the efficient use of energy and energy savings through the use of the best available techniques, improving energy consumption habits by implicating employees, as well as all those outside the company who use our facilities, in energy savings, and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

Product Sustainability

GESUGA has incorporated the ISCC certification for Category 1 waste animal fats from processing. ISCC is the first international system that creates mandatory parameters for sustainable production and processing according to the European Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC), certifying that our product complies with established standards and contributes to reducing greenhouse gases.

 

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A total of 753 photovoltaic modules for an annual energy production of 244976.68 kWh have been installed at the Cerceda headquarters in GESUGA. This installation is equivalent to a total of 8329 trees planted, contributing to a reduction in global warming and a lower environmental impact.

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