MORTE INTENSIFIES ITS COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
At MORTE, in accordance with our commitment to protecting the environment, we have established new preventive measures to minimize or eliminate the impact of environmental aspects derived from our activity.
In the evaluation and assessment of environmental aspects during 2020, the most significant are:
- Generation of paper and cardboard waste (NHW)
- Generation of plastic waste (RNP)
- Generation of used toner and ink cartridges (HW)
- Generation of contaminated absorbents (HW)
- Generation of contaminated metal and plastic containers (HW)
- Emissions from refrigerant gas leaks (HW)
An analysis has been carried out with the personnel involved and no conclusion is reached about the increase of any of them, although it is urged to continue monitoring them.
It should be noted that the particularity of the year 2020, with less manufacturing activity due to COVID, has caused an increase in maintenance tasks in MORTE, being more exhaustive than usual with an impact on some waste.
On the other hand, the following table reflects the evolution of Hazardous Waste (HW), Non-Hazardous Waste (NHW) and Electricity Consumption (EC) in the period 2018-2020.
The analysis of the graph shows:
- Reduction in the volume of Hazardous Waste (HW) in recent years, which mainly includes oils and coolants.
- Explainable variation of NHW, dominated by steel scrap and chip, which are sold depending on the evolution of the market.
- 7% reduction in electricity consumption in 2020 compared to 2019.
In the electrical section, we established as environmental objective for 2020 to self-produce 12% of the total energy we consume. To achieve this, a self-consumption photovoltaic plant was installed in May, which has allowed us to exceed this objective, reaching 13.7% self-production.
This achievement has encouraged us to continue working in this sense, with the involvement of our staff, modifying some processes and their schedules with the goal of reaching 20% self-consumption by 2021.
Finally, we are pleased to inform you that the environmental impact achieved in 2020 has meant the non-emission of 39.18 Tm of CO2, with plans to avoid another 60 Tm of CO2 by 2021.