Commintment to the environment
One of the major concerns in Tecnoquímicas has been to support
actions that promote the preservation of the environment to
guarantee the well-being of future generations.
As part of our efforts to contribute to a clean and sustainable
environment for the well-being of communities, our work is focused
on minimizing and controlling the significant environmental
impacts, always keeping in mind the stability of our processes and
the fulfillment of existing rules and standards.
Keeping this vision in mind, we apply preventive environmental
strategies to the processes and products. The objective is to
increase the whole efficiency of the company and reduce the
possible risks to human beings and the environment. This is why we
have established, among other criteria, concepts of clean
production as a differentiating element in selecting equipment and
In environmental care, Tecnoquímicas invested $18,400 million
Colombian pesos (approximately US$9.2 million) between 2006 and
2008. The company advances in programs to preserve air, optimize
water use and adequately handle waste. Some of the achievements
- 100% of the boilers use clean fuel.
- Removal of 90% of the pollution load in the liquid spills of
the production plants (sewage).
- We accomplished a 65% use of the waste, allowing a 50%
reduction of sanitary landfill, the equivalent of avoiding cutting
20,000 trees during 2008.
Besides these acts designed to prevent and control pollution,
projects of cleaner production are being implemented guided by the
rational use of resources and their protection. Achievements:
- Changes in raw materials dangerous to the environment.
- Adjustment of the facilities and support equipment that reduce
water, energy and fuel consumption.
- Acquisition of equipment with technology that reduces waste