CAPSA PROTECTS NATURAL SPACES AND RESPECTS THE ENVIRONMENT
Another priority area on the matter of CSR is the protection of the natural spaces and caring for the environment in carrying out the company’s activity. To this end, actions have been put into place that help CAPSA to fulfil its environmental objectives.
ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
CONSUMPTION AND ENERGY
Of the energy consumed for manufacturing processes, 85% is thermal energy and 15% electric energy. CAPSA’s thermal energy is generated 100% with the cleanest fossil fuel there is: natural gas. There is a certificate of renewable origin for 100% of the electricity consumed; which contributes to reducing CO2 emissions and combating climate change.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS
Throughout 2016, several projects were carried out aimed at improving energy efficiency. Energy audits were carried out in several factories and management protocols for optimising generation, distribution and steam consumption were improved. Specifically, work has been undertaken on:
- A new low pressure/cold maintenance system in boilers.
- Saving by scheduling the heating of the water tank for cleaning.
- Thermal energy saving by changing safety valves and improving traps.
SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
WASTE AND PACKAGING MANAGEMENT
Work is ongoing with the SIAMEC LIFE project launched by the European Commission in which CAPSA participated in a consortium whose main objective is to purify urban and industrial wastewater through innovative technology that reduces energy consumption and waste generation.
In 2016, CAPSA also continued to work on the ECOLAC LIFE project aimed at developing an assessment tool for the lifecycle of the dairy industry and promoting the application of eco-design approaches.
RESPONSIBLE TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT
Thanks to the different projects carried out in 2016; implementation of the TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, agreements with customers to adapt order sizes to the lorries’ average capacities, coordinated CRP supplies from the manufacturers and the addition of suppliers with light lorries, TRANSPORT OCCUPANCY INCREASED by 3.2%. CAPSA FOOD is also one of the driving companies of the AECOCTRANSP portal, launched by AECOC to ensure that transport resources comply with all legal and quality requirements. Also during this year, import flows were maintained by sea in collaboration with the K-line shipping company, consolidating improvements to sustainable mobility by saving more than one million kg of CO2/year.
OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONS
OPEN DOOR DAY:
With the celebration of World Environment Day on 3 June 2016, an open day was organised to celebrate, with collaboration from the Social Responsibility Institute, the Asturias Quality Club and the Asturias Employers Federation. CAPSA shared its experience with 28 Asturias companies. The multiple projects on which the company has worked in the field of environmental improvement and eco-efficiency was explained with the aim of promoting the importance of companies participating in environmental and social improvements in their area. The day was very well received, with an attendee satisfaction score of 9.4 out of 10.