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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 production systems.

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 are:

  • 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 levels.
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