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Description of the Environmental Measure

Problem detected:

“Zero Waste” certification Classification and storage of waste recovered during works In 2019 FCC Construcción, through its subsidiary FCC Industrial, achieved certification for its waste management under the “Zero Waste” traceability system, granted by AENOR. As a result, we were the first construction company to achieve this certification.

The certification determines that an internal wastemanagement tracking system is in place to ensure that waste is being recovered and diverted from landfills. The methodology establishes certain criteria to be met, requiring at least 90% of the waste generated by a project to be recovered.

Solutions adopted:

The pilot project where this initiative has been applied, in Guadalajara (Spain), managed to recover 99.99% of the waste generated by the works.

The Zero Waste system consisted of five stages:

  1. Study and classification of waste fractions potentially generated.
  2. Study of containers and management of collections with authorised waste managers.
  3. Training and information of site personnel.
  4. Implementing Zero Waste management adapted to each work team.
  5. Final AENOR certification.

 

Results:

The construction sector has traditionally been characterised by the high volume and heterogeneity of the waste generated. This achievement has meant that FCC Industrial has not only obtained environmental, economic and social benefits, but has been able to recover every fraction of the waste generated, which is an even greater challenge for a construction  company.