THE ENVIRONMENT IS A COMMON GOOD THAT WE MUST PROTECT TO AVOID AN IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE.
OUR RESPECT AND COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT MUST BE PRESENT IN THE REALIZATION OF ALL OUR DAILY ACTIONS.
In our actions it would de advisable:
- To decrease water consumption and all kinds of energy resources.
- To reduce waste generation and promote a suitable management of waste.
- To minimize the environmental effect of atmospheric emissions, noise pollution and downloads of contaminants into the sanitation network.
- To prevent and control environmental aspects before, during and after their generation.
- To improve or reinforce our image against external parts.
- To train, raise awareness and involve our children in environmental issues and focus their actions on respect for nature.
- To spread among the people who interact with us, as far as possible, the philosophy of the 5 R: Replace, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover. The following is a series of good environmental practices grouped into blocks according to their purpose.
Each package sent includes an information sheet on the packaging products and the correct management of them.
GOOD PRACTICES TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION.
- Awareness about the advantages of energy saving.
- Use of equipment of adequate power to save energy.
- When replacing machinery, introduce new equipment taking into account the low energy consumption thereof.
- Turn off the equipment and machinery while not in use, because they continue to consume in stand-by position up to 30% of the total.
- Turn off your computer when you do not work longer than one hour, and photocopiers, printers, and faxes at night and on weekends.
- Minimize, where possible, the use of air conditioning and heating. Turn off the air conditioners when their use is not essential and, when used, do it consistently.
- Adequate maintenance and cleaning of air conditioning systems in order to prolong the life of the appliance and promote energy savings.
- Avoid unnecessary use of lighting.
- The greater energy consumption of fluorescent tubes is produced at the start, so a good environmental practice is not to turn them off in places where it is necessary to restart them in less than 30 minutes.
- Cleaning of lamps and luminaries.
- Make the most of natural light.
- Take advantage of the air currents for cooling the installations.
GOOD PRACTICES TO REDUCE WATER CONSUMPTION.
- Promote responsible water consumption.
- Close the faucets correctly and do not use water unnecessarily
- Placing diffusers and pressure limiters on the faucets (a faucet with limiter spends about 8 litres of water per minute compared to 15 litres that you would use without a limiter).
- Turn off the tap while you wash your hands, you can save up to 200 liters a day.
- Do not use the toilet as a wastebasket, this eliminates cleaning problems and saves an average of 10 litres of water per discharge.
- Use the saving systems in the discharge of the tank. The cisterns with discharge in 2 times save up to 60% of water. You could also introduce a full bottle of water into the tank
- Ensure that the amount of water used in cleaning is adequate.
- If a leak is detected, turn off the water supply and promptly notify the maintenance service.
- Avoid dripping. A continuous drip can waste up to 20 liters of water per day. Perform inspections in the plumbing installation to detect leaks and overconsumption due to faults.
- Double-sided photocopying and printing to reduce paper waste by half
- Re-use the blank faces of sheets already printed, for example for receiving faxes, erasers, ...
- Encourage the use of electronic mail.
- Use pre-read before printing to avoid errors.
GOOD PRACTICES IN THE CONSUMPTION OF PRODUCTS.
- Meet the environmental criteria in procurement, through the choice of materials, products and suppliers with environmental certification.
- Use recycled paper whenever possible. One ton of recycled paper saves 2 to 3 cubic meters of wood, equivalent to a logging of 10-12 trees.
- Use the right amount of products, thus reducing the consumption of raw materials and the amount of waste generated.
- Extend the life of the printer cartridge. Turn on ink save option and exhaust completely before changing. Shake the toner when the printer indicates that it is at a low level.
- Seek the purchase of products in bulk and with the least possible volume of packaging.
- Do not abuse chemicals in cleaning operations. Use preferably those that are identified as of less environmental aggressiveness, ph neutral and are biodegradable.
- Avoid using air fresheners.
- Avoid the use of aerosols, propellant gases are considered harmful.
GOOD PRACTICES IN THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTAMINATION OF WASTE
- Perform proper management of generated waste and pollution by segregating them by types and depositing them in the correct containers.
- Dispose the used paper in the containers for later recycling.
- Use recycled or recyclable products.
- Reduce waste production wherever possible.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE 5 R: REDUCE, REJECT, REUSE, REPAIR, and RECYCLE.
- REUSE: Many of the items we throw could be reused, such as shopping bags, returnable containers, etc. Avoid disposable or poor quality products. It is much more ecological to reuse than to recycle, since it is not necessary to spend energy in the manufacture of the products.
- RECYCLE: The recycling process starts at home, through the separation at the origin of the different materials that we discard and grouping the various types of garbage in this way. The objective is, first of all, to avoid that the different elements are contaminated, to be able to reincorporate them to the productive cycle. Secondly, to facilitate the operation and distribution of waste, thus improving recovery and recycling percentages This way the components of the garbage will be recovered directly or indirectly, reintroducing the products in the productive cycle and processing them to give a new use, in some cases the same for which they were created and in others, elements of inferior quality (as in the case of plastics), or using organic wastes as natural fertilizers for agriculture. In this way we help conserve natural resources, save energy, reduce the volume of waste and protect the environment.
- REPAIR: We must change our rules of aggressive behaviour to live more harmoniously with the environment. It is important not to contribute to continue adding waste, avoiding throwing the products that are broken: to fix them instead of buying a new one every time we have a problem. This, in addition to being ecological, is also economical: it is a waste to throw some shoes because the sole is unstuck or an appliance because the plug is broken.