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03.22.2006

Befesa's La Puebla de Alfindén center has obtained the environmental certificate according to the Standard ISO 14001:2004

On February 6, the Spanish Standardization and Certification Association (AENOR) awarded Befesa Gestión de Residuos Industriales the Environmental Management certificate that guarantees that all the activities conducted at its La Puebla de Alfindén center meet the requirements of the environmental management standard UNE-EN-ISO 14001:2004.

The scope of the certificate includes the management of waste from the autonomous regions of Aragon, Navarra, Castilla and Leon, the Basque Country, and La Rioja.

The La Puebla de Alfindén center is licensed by the Regional Government of Aragon to conduct activities comprising the storage of hazardous wastes for subsequent transfer to other sites where they are valorized or eliminated, depending on the nature of the waste. The wastes the center can accept are those considered to be hazardous under the legislation in force, with the exception of: biosanitary and infectious wastes, explosives, PCB and PCT and cytotoxic medicines, with the exception of those that come directly from pharmaceutical laboratories (distribution or manufacturing).

The entire facility is automated and permits truck arrival and departure control, and of the final destination of the wastes.

With the obtaining of this certificate, Befesa once again meets one its strategic objectives which is none other than protection of the environment. In addition, the number of companies in the Industrial Waste Management Business Unit that have had their environmental management system verified as meeting all the specifications established in the protocols of the ISO 14001 standards is now a total of seven.