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Sustainability and the Environment

All activities and processes at PLASGEN are aligned to the principles of the circular economy, with the primary objective of sustainability.

The purpose of the circular economy is to reduce or minimise the use of raw materials and the production of wastage and residues, whilst maximising the value of products, materials and resources (water, energy…) in the circular economy for as long as possible.

Company management supports a new model of sustainability which optimises the efficient use of resources using environmental, economic and social factors as key indicators.

Our commitment to sustainability is also reflected in the development of sustainable projects in conjunction with our stakeholders: clients and suppliers, as well as public institutions and other bodies in the fields of academia or research.

Nuestro Compromiso Estratégico es el apoyo al cambio hacia una economía eficiente en el uso de los recursos, colaborando e integrando a todas las partes interesadas, solicitando información relativa a sus consumos, riesgos y modelo de gestión sostenible.

Our strategic commitment is to support change for an economy which is efficient in its use of resources, collaborating with our stakeholders by requesting information concerning their consumption levels, risks and model of sustainable management.

Our strategic commitment is to support change for an economy which is efficient in its use of resources, collaborating with our stakeholders by requesting information concerning their consumption levels, risks and model of

Efficient Product Design

PLASGEN adopts an efficient design approach with consideration for environmental factors during the development phase of the product as we seek to take preventative measures in order to reduce the environmental impact during the entire product lifecycle. We therefore ensure that the environmental impact holds the same significance as other factors such as cost, reliability or quality.

Sustainable Solutions

100% recyclable

All our products are 100% recyclable.

ECO-Plast

We have developed the “ECO-PLAST by PLASGEN” product line, manufacturing products with a high percentage of certified post-consumer recycled material.

Blauer Engel

We have obtained Blue Angel certification.​

Circular Economy

We actively collaborate with organisations which commit to the circular economy through use of recycled plastic, EuPC and ANAIP. In 2020, we attained the MORE label, a marker of our progress.

Supporting the Circular Economy

Our commitment to the environment
With our ECO-PLAST, RECI-PLAST and EXTRA-PLAST product lines, we are delivering on our commitment to reuse all surplus produce and minimise the use of natural resources, thereby contributing to the circular economy.
PLASGEN’S Sustainability Policy

Ecoefficient Practices

CLIMATE CHANGE
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We measure, reduce and offset our emissions, prioritising: credibility, verifiability, and additionality. Our commitment: offset all our waste emissions until we have net zero emissions, thereby becoming carbon neutral.
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In 2019, we reduced our C02 emissions by 5.5% (-78,300 kg), following the conversion of our entire fleet of forklifts from diesel to electric.
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In 2019, we managed and recycled more than 100,000 kg of plastic waste, returning the excess to the value chain to be processed once more into the final product.
CLIMATE CHANGE
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We efficiently adapt our productive technology for minimal C02 emissions and zero industrial waste, our fundamental principle of reusing surplus product and minimising the use of natural resources.
CLIMATE CHANGE
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We provide our clients with technical advice on products and materials to achieve a reduction in film thickness, resulting in a notable consumption reduction by our clients.
CLIMATE CHANGE
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We have adapted our production processes by standardising designs and production techniques. Through this initiative we have reduced our consumption of raw materials for each application we manufacture, thereby minimising our environmental footprint.
CLIMATE CHANGE
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We have implemented an innovative initiative supporting the use of non-polluting vehicles by our employees, incentivising those who come to work by bike. With this measure, we will considerably reduce our environmental footprint.
CLIMATE CHANGE
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We have developed the ‘ECO-PLAST by PLASGEN product line which includes a high percentage of post-consumer recycled material, certified by the Blue Angel and More 2020 quality labels, adding value to the production chain and directly contributing to the circular economy.
CONSERVATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
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We have replaced traditional lighting across our installations with latest generation LED lighting and motion sensors, reducing our CO2 emissions by 2%.
CONSERVATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
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We ensure that at least 50% of our electricity is generated from renewable sources.
MANAGING PAPER
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We operate an efficient paperless policy. It is estimated that 24 trees are cut down for each tonne of paper. Implementing an e-billing system is more than a simple gesture to the environment. According to a study by the SERES Foundation, every million invoices printed implies the use of 10 tonnes of wood. The paper industry is one of the highest generators of air and water contaminants, as well as gases which cause climate change. We ensure that the little paper we use is 100% recycled and certified.
CROSS PRACTICES
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In our supplier framework agreement, we have established the provision of regular reports on suppliers´ consumption, risks and model of sustainable management.
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We respect and protect the environment, reduce the generation of waste and promote energy efficiency both through the application of operational controls and through the efforts of our employees to minimise the environmental impact of our activities.

Our Commitments

For PLASGEN

We manufacture products using fewer materials, water, energy, etc, generating less waste which needs to be properly managed. We adapt our production processes, standardising designs and production techniques, enabling us to reduce our consumption of raw materials for each application we manufacture, thereby minimising our environmental footprint.

For our clients

Our clients buy a more long-lasting product, which requires less energy or consumables to work and can be easily adapted. We provide our clients with technical advice on products and materials to achieve a reduction in film thickness, resulting in a notable reduction in consumption.

For our society

Society benefits from a greater availability of resources which can be used for other products and services. Due to the reduced environmental impact, there is a saving on treatment and restoration costs.

Social Support – PLASGEN and employees contribute through the production of surgical gowns for frontline staff in the fight against COVID 19.

Employability – Partnership with the Faculty of Chemical Sciences of Córdoba for end-of-degree projects and work experience in our production plant.

Training – Committed to workforce integration, we collaborate with the Sagrada Familia Schools (Safa) to facilitate dual professional training practices.

Engagement – We organise student visits to our facilities.

Tradition and culture – We actively collaborate in social, sports and cultural events in our region.

We calculate, reduce and offset our carbon footprint, which is the total greenhouses gases emitted directly or indirectly through our operations.

In 2019

– We reduced our C02 emissions by 5.5% (-78,300 kg), following the conversion of our entire fleet of forklifts from diesel to electric.
– We achieved a 2% reduction in our water consumption.
– We managed and recycled more than 100,000kg of plastic waste, returning the excess to the value chain to be processed once more into the final product.
– We replaced traditional lighting across our installations with latest generation LED lighting and motion sensors, reducing our CO2 emissions by 2%.

Since 2018

– We ensure that at least 50% of our electricity is generated from renewable sources.
– We efficiently adapt our productive technology for minimal CO2 emissions and zero industrial waste, our fundamental principle being the reuse of surplus produce and minimising the use of natural resources.
– Efficient purchasing – We consider environmental aspects for all purchases of machinery, raw materials, packaging, etc, with the objective of minimising any associated environmental impact.
– We operate an efficient paperless policy. It is estimated that 24 trees are cut down for each tonne of paper. Implementing an e-billing system is more than a simple gesture to the environment. According to a study by the SERES Foundation, every million invoices printed implies the use of 10 tonnes of wood. The paper industry is one of the highest generators of air and water contaminants, as well as gases which cause climate change. We ensure that the little paper we use is 100% recycled and certified.
– Our commitment to the environment is reaffirmed with the implementation and certification of the environmental management system ISO 14001:2015.

Human capital is our most important resource, and company management believes that only an organisation which motivates its employees and offers training and professional development has the capacity to achieve long-term success.

We ensure that our employees manage and continually improve the quality of their work through their creativity, whilst supporting their personal and professional growth. In parallel, we encourage employee participation in the company health and safety policy, and we comply with their rights and obligations such that there is no discrimination, instilling the correct ethical and workplace behaviour.

Continuous training of our team, with more than 180,000 hours of training courses.

We have implemented an innovative initiative supporting the use of non-polluting vehicles by our employees by incentivising those who come to work by bike. With this measure, we will considerably reduce our environmental footprint.

Since 2018

We actively assess occupational risk prevention and we have a policy of continuous improvement of working conditions.

We have implemented and certified the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series OHS18001:2007.

Currently

Finalising the implementation of and migration towards ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management.

Quality

OUR CERTIFICATIONS

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Se ha recibido un incentivo de la Agencia de Innovación y Desarrollo de Andalucía IDEA, de la Junta de Andalucía, por un importe de 73.030 €, cofinanciado en un 80% por la Unión Europea a través del Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional, FEDER para la realización del proyecto “IMPLANTACION ERP, CUADRO DE MANDOS Y SERVIDOR”  con el objetivo de “Garantizar un mejor uso de las tecnologías de la información”.

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