Verallia Portugal highlighted at Executive Digest
On the given interview for the Special Paper- Ecology and Energetic Efficiency from the April Executive Digest Magazine, Catarina Sá, Chief of the Integrated System of Management of Verallia Portugal, referred all the processes and certifications that the company has obtained in order to a sustainable outcome.
To produce glass packaging, it is required sand, soda, limestone, recycled glass, water and energy. According to its policy, Verallia Portugal is concerned to do it in the most sustainable way possible, ensuring environmental protection and efficient resource utilization, complying with legal requisites and other demands endorsed by the company, establishing prevention mechanisms, impact and risk control, adopting consistent measures with the Best Available Techniques, economically viable.
To reach this goal, we establish our activity based on Certificated Systems of Environmental Management, according to the NP EN ISO 14001, since 2002 and registered on EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme - Regulation of Eco Management and Auditory), since 2003.
Those systems also allow (directly or indirectly), to influence suppliers to take into consideration environmental impacts resulted from their activities, in a constructive way. On 2007, an electro filter installation was built in order to minimize environmental impact, with regards to atmospheric emissions. In 2012, it was started an infrastructure work onto the Refrigeration Towers, in a way to minimize water losses, optimizing this natural resource as well as the Etari water circuit – fabric that focuses on reinforcing the recycling water process, as well as recovering rain water for refrigeration purposes- all of them largely contributing for lowering water consumption.
On 2015, a new Management System was launched, according to the Norms ISO 50001 - System of Energy Management.
On the first days of 2016, the European Commission distinguished Verallia Portugal for its good environmental procedures and for its EMAS registry- a management instrument developed by European Commission for companies to evaluate themselves, report and improve their environmental performance.
The entire interview: open document PDF.