The present model of global growth is jeopardising the physical limits of the planet. The exhaustion of the natural resources, the increase in energy demand and the changes in the chemical composition of the atmosphere are causing great imbalances in the environment, threatening the development of future generations.
In this context, the incorporation of processes, reducing the massive consumption of raw materials and non-renewable energies, and the development of new technologies that promote the efficient management of resources, the use of clean energy and the reduction of CO₂ emissions into atmosphere seem quite necessary.
Since its origins in 1974, Rodman has always been committed to its natural environment, basing its business model on finding technological and innovative solutions for the manufacture of its products and contributing to sustainable development, being respectful and caring for the environment, searching for alternative production processes to enable manufacturing by making the best use of the natural resources and diminishing its impact.
In 1999, Rodman established its policy on environmental and energy-saving aspects, being one of the leading companies in Spain within its sector of activity. In 2000, Rodman implemented its Environmental Management System, according to the ISO 14001 international standard. Since then, environmental objectives have been implemented, through which the company has managed to reduce the consumption of natural resources, waste and the emission of harmful gases into the atmosphere.
In 2007, the company took a step forward in its commitment and set itself the goal of obtaining the Integrated Environmental Authorisation (IEA) with the purpose of protecting the environment and applying the principles of environmental prevention and control in an integrated manner.
In 2008, the authority concerned provided us with this authorisation, which, among other measures, requires us to implement good practices and monitoring and control plans for the management of air, water, noise, waste, soil, the atmosphere in connection with the legislation in effect.
The company has always considered that the most efficient way to maintain its commitment to the environment is by means of the integration in all the areas and at all levels. This is the reason why in 2017 and Integrated Management System (IMS) has been set as an objective, where environmental management is undertaken in an integrated fashion with quality and labour safety management.
The advantages are clear, each of the rules for the different systems has common management principles so an integrated system enables the simplification of the required documentation, increasing efficiency. In this way, each time a process is modified, its global impact is assessed and not just from a simple perspective but ensuring that the improvement in one aspect does not harm the others.
Our management in terms of responsible water consumption is the following – production processes requiring water consumption are not carried out, only the final watering of the crafts prior to their deliveries to the final customers require water. In order to improve and reduce this consumption, we implement management programmes and measures to enable efficient consumption control.
In terms of energy saving, Rodman seeks the improvement of its production processes, making them more efficient, economic and sustainable. Regarding volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions, Rodman reduced 50% of its total emissions from 2005 to 2019 and we keep on working on this.
In order to reduce solid waste, both hazardous and non-hazardous, we carry out segregation, reduction, classification, valuation and recycling practices. Accordingly, we have managed to reduce the quantities of waste and increase recycling and valuation.
Finally, Rodman believes that it is essential that everyone who is part of the company’s team understands that every small act is very positive for the environment. For this reason, on a yearly basis, Rodman provides training through seminars on general aspects and more specialised courses on specific issues. Also, talks on environmental awareness are held, using all its internal communication resources to train and inform the team on environmental issues.
We are a company committed to the environment and the future, seeking to set sustainable practices and processes to help reducing waste generation and environmental pollution. We believe that our actions help to improve the environment, reducing the environmental impact of our business activity.
We strongly embrace sustainable development and environmental protection so we do our best to reduce any negative impact of our operations on the environment. To conclude, we would like to remind you of the importance, especially during the current situation, of taking care of the environment and the workspace.