On the occasion of World Environment Day, celebrated last June 5 in Pakistan as host country, many actors, individuals and companies, have given voice and highlighted the increasingly urgent need to achieve a global economic development that allows us to enjoy a natural environment worthy of life, for the present and the future.
It is obvious that the environmental commitment of each company, as part and engine of modern societies, has to be traced after a perfect understanding and internalization of the concept of sustainable development, which in turn is the basis of environmental legislation.
UN Environment Programme
In Resa Group’s DNA is the commitment to the environment, and in this sense all its employees, means and processes are oriented to compliance with the international standard ISO 14001:2015, where the prevention and mitigation of adverse environmental impacts are prioritized, the focus is placed on the design, manufacture, distribution and consumption of products and services, using a life cycle perspective that can prevent environmental impacts, as well as the achievement of financial and operational benefits that can be the result of implementing ecological alternatives in any process of the organization, among others.
The basis for the approach underlying an environmental management system is based on the Plan, Do, Check and Act (PHVA) concept. The PHVA model provides an iterative process for achieving continuous improvement and can be briefly described as follows:
WE INTERVIEWED FRANCISCO RÍOS, FOUNDER OF GRUPO RESA:
Within our sector and the world of multi-service installations, our organization is a pioneer in our commitment to the environment. We have long been committed to photovoltaic energy to supply all our sites in a clean way and to achieve full self-consumption in the near future. We are proud of both the path we have taken and the goals we have achieved. Hand in hand with Solartecrenovables as a specialist in the sector and using Solaredge technology, our headquarters is self-sufficient with 180 photovoltaic panels that provide us with a high level of self-consumption equivalent to 1588 planted trees. The forecast is that in a few years we will reach 60,000 m2 of surfaces covered with panels, all of them installed in our own buildings and distributed in 13 countries, totaling 950 KWp, which will avoid the emission of 340 tons of CO2 per year.
Resa Group” continues Francisco Ríos, “promotes the acquisition and use of electric vehicles in its fleet, whenever possible, providing chargers to all its headquarters, both for corporate and personal use of its employees. Within our possibilities, we want to contribute to the paradigm shift in society and especially to the decarbonization of the automobile industry, in the hope that in a few years our cities will be places where smoke and noise are no longer risk factors for human health.
Personally, I have been very satisfied with using LED and LED-only technology in all our installations for just over 10 years. It allows us to create exceptional working environments while drastically reducing consumption. The automation of lighting and air conditioning, and the control of lighting access in our facilities give our buildings the label of intelligent.
Finally, we would like to highlight the Resa Group’s commitment to waste recycling at all levels of our organization. In many centers we have a natural garden that we self-supply by generating our own high quality compost, separating organic waste and vegetable remains, which we leave to mature for 3 to 6 months in composters housed in protected and safe places. We complete the recycling cycle with the most common lines of waste removal through the services of each municipality and other attached organizations, separating each item at source and according to its nature. For the treatment of used paper we have specific containers, as well as certified destruction of confidential documents.