The CLH Group obtains the EMAS environmental certification for its facilities in Girona and Malaga Airport

  • The company has also renewed the certification of its facilities at Huelva, Tarragona, Santurce (Vizcaya) and Bilbao Airport

The CLH Group has obtained the EMAS environmental certification for its facilities in Girona and Malaga Airport in recognition of the efforts made by both centres to increase the sustainability of their activities in line with the company’s Environmental Management System and their firm commitment to continue improving over the years to come.

Both facilities have obtained this distinction after submitting a statement with their main environmental indicators and passing a rigorous external audit, which recognised the reliability of the data provided by the company.

Furthermore, in order to maintain this certification, both facilities are committed to informing every year of the progress of their environmental policy by means of a public report written up in a clear, concise manner, which will be verified by independent bodies.

In 2014, the CLH Group also managed to renew EMAS certification for its facilities at Huelva, Tarragona, Santurce (Vizcaya) and Bilbao Airport. To achieve this, each centre submitted a public statement to the competent regional body containing their main environmental objectives and their degree of compliance which were verified by the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification (AENOR).

The EMAS regulations are a voluntary set of rules existing in the European Union which enable companies that subscribe to them to manage their environmental policies in an efficient and transparent manner while reinforcing their commitment to sustainability.

Participation in EMAS is one of the main strategic objectives included in the CLH Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Policy. Six facilities have obtained this certification so far and the company plans to verify two more centres in 2016.

Along the same lines, all the CLH facilities are certified according to the ISO 14001 standard which, together with EMAS, is one of the most widely recognised environmental management standards at both national and international levels. Over the last six years, the company has invested more than 60 million euros in different environmental projects, among which the adaptation of its logistics system for biofuel distribution and storage and the studies currently in progress with the GREFA (Rehabilitation Group for Native Fauna and its Habitat) to verify the sustainability and integration of the company’s pipelines in natural spaces with special environmental protection can be highlighted.