Seipasa, the Spanish company specialised in the development and formulation of bioinsecticides, biofungicides and biostimulants for agriculture, already consumes 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources.
The company has contracted 100% of the electricity used at its head offices and production plant in l'Alcúdia, Valencia, from renewable sources, and this means that in 2021, it will avoid the emission of 20 tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere, which is equivalent to planting 912 trees. The tonnes of CO2 emitted are calculated according to annual electricity consumption and so in successive years Seipasa will avoid emitting to the atmosphere the tonnes of CO2 that correspond to its annual electricity consumption.
Seipasa's Quality and Environment Manager, Puig Mora, has commented that this initiative marks one more step in Seipasa's commitment to sustainability and to the environment. "Seipasa is a sustainable company both on the outside and inside, in each of the processes carried out. With this project, in 2021 we will avoid emitting 20,000 kg of CO2 to the atmosphere. It is a small gesture from our position in the market but one which, replicated at global scale, has an enormous effect on the mitigation of the impact of climate change and environmental degradation", Ms Mora assured.
The company's Quality and Environment Manager explained that the project is aligned with the goals set by the EU for 2030, which seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% in comparison to 1990.
"We are rapidly approaching the point of no return in relation to climate change. We must take all actions within our reach to reduce polluting emissions and greenhouse gases. A way in which we can achieve this is by using electricity generated from renewable energy sources and this is what we have put into operation", Ms Mora underlined.
Self-sufficiency through solar energy
Seipasa has also announced the upcoming installation of solar panels at its production site. In the words of the Quality and Environment Manager, "this project will enable to company to progress towards its goal of energy self-sufficiency based on 100% green energy production".
Puig Mora added that each year the company sets a series of environmental goals geared towards optimising the use of natural resources as well as the reduction of waste from its production process.
This environmental management system model undergoes yearly audits and has enabled the company to obtain the EMAS Regulation, which represents the maximum European environmental recognition of the guaranteed sustainability of each of the phases in its production process.