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04.05.2006

The Albega center has voluntarly adhered to Regulation 761/01 of the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)

The Albega industrial waste treatment center located in Palos de la Frontera (province of Huelva) has been certified in accordance with the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) Regulation 761/01. The objective of this new certification process is to enable us to provide society with information on our activities, while ensuring strict control and monitoring of the environmental aspects on which our activity is developed; for this purpose, the center commits itself to elaborating a public environmental statement which will contain the most important environmental information related thereto, together with the results of its environmental program.

This center is licensed to collect, transport, treat, store and eliminate wastes, and is registered with number AN-0115 in the register of hazardous waste licensed companies of the Department of the Environment of the Regional Government of Andalusia. The center has a stabilization/inerting unit and a physicochemical treatment unit capable of treating in the region of 70,000 tons of hazardous waste a year.

The activities carried out at the Albega Center are focused on meeting the needs of waste producers, with the basic principle being the prevention of pollution while ensuring the least possible repercussion of our activities on the environment. Albega is strongly committed to the development of new technologies and clear proof thereof are the studies it conducts in conjunction with other institutions, of note among which are the inerting of organic wastes for subsequent valorization, and the valorization of inorganic waste to be utilized in the manufacturing of construction materials and/or components (agreement signed with the University of Seville).

In addition to being EU EMAS Regulation 761/01-certified, the center has an environmental management system implemented since 1997 and an occupational risk prevention system that are UNE-EN-ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:1999-certified, respectively.