Sustainability

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ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS

We meet the UNE-EN ISO 14002:2015 and are fully committed to ensuring that all our activity is carried out within the parameters of sustainable development.

At Freeze-cast we are committed to the environment and for this reason we have installed a charging point for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles inside our facilities. This charging point has received financial support for its installation within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan – Funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

FREEZE CAST in its constant efforts to minimise its environmental impact, incorporates an environmental management system in accordance with the UNE-EN-ISO 14001:2015 standard.

In this way, FREEZE CAST ensures that it provides products that meet the requirements of its customers and other stakeholders, as well as applicable legal and regulatory requirements, from an environmental protection perspective.

As a consequence of environmental policy, FREEZE CAST:

  • Ensures that awareness of environmental requirements is promoted at all levels of the company.
  • Minimises the environmental impact of our activities under a principle of pollution prevention.
  • The Environmental Management System of the activities carried out in all our facilities are in accordance with the UNE-EN-ISO 14001:2015 standard.
  • It monitors its environmental performance in accordance with its environmental Objectives, Targets and Aspects. The following data obtained in 2023 are noteworthy:
    • Reducing the level of waste generation:
  • Hazardous waste:
    • Non-halogenated organic solvent residues of 20%
    • Plastic packaging waste contaminated by 13%
    • Metal packaging waste contaminated by 45%
    • Chemical product waste by 75%.
  •  Non-hazardous waste:
    • Scrap metal waste by 15%
    • Residue of corundum powder by 15%
  • It has a systematic system in place for updating the applicable Environmental Legislation and identifying the requirements applicable to its activity.
  • Periodically assesses environmental aspects. Of the significant environmental aspects obtained in 2022, the following have been significantly reduced:
    • Electricity consumption -6%
    • Consumption of methyl alcohol -4%
    • Biocide consumption -13%
    • Refractory ceramic fiber consumption -100%
  • Performs adequate operational control of identified environmental aspects.
    • Consumption control: resource consumption is accounted for in order to optimise it as much as possible and reduce the associated environmental impact.
    • Waste control: the waste generated by our activity is delivered to authorised waste managers or is transferred for recovery, always in accordance with the principles of minimisation, reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery.
    • Control of discharges: all discharge points have been identified and the necessary self-monitoring is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the discharge authorisation.
    • Emission control: all emission sources have been identified and the defined periodic controls are carried out. Not exceeding the established limits
    • Immission control: Immission of non-channelled solid particles (Diffuse pollution). Air quality. Not exceeding the established limits.
    • Noise control: Environmental report on noise emissions from the production process. Not exceeding the established limits.
    • Preliminary soil status report.
  • It has established and implemented procedures for action in the event of possible environmental emergencies.
  • Plans and conducts audits to ensure compliance with system requirements.

FREEZE CAST, maintains a continuous concern for the environmental impacts generated by its activity and addresses it through a philosophy of environmental protection and continuous improvement of its environmental performance.

Likewise, FREEZE CAST has at the disposal of interested parties who request it, information on the environmental aspects indicated and on the environmental performance.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We are fully committed to the responsible use of resources and as such as are constantly researching more efficient processes and more advanced technologies.

With this in mind we have committed to a series of medium and long-term objectives:

  • Behave in a responsible and ethical manner in all our activities and ensure our employees, clients and suppliers behave in the same way.
  • Reduce our impact on the environment by developing environmentally sustainable initiatives thus contributing to the creation of a more sustainable society.
  • Provide innovative solutions which contribute to improving people’s quality of life by facilitating their social and work integration, family conciliation and gender equality.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

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One of our main priorities is to ensure that the working conditions of all our employees and of those who visit us are safe and secure.  We aim to have zero work-based accidents in the workplace.

In our company we believe that our main asset is our workforce and as such safety is non-negotiable.  We believe that by prioritising our workforce we achieve much better corporate results which reinforce our corporate ethos.

We have developed an occupational health and safety management system to ensure we meet or exceed all legislative requirements based on continuous improvement.  As a result, we have been awarded the OHAS 18001 certification and we are following the new ISO 45001 Health and Safety in the workplace management system.