Environmental Performance report
Hisdesat is a company committed to the environment, which has an environmental management system in place, in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard. In its commitment to protecting the environment and preventing pollution, the environmental management system is periodically reviewed and evaluated, with the objective of identifying actions to take to minimize the negative impact of our activity on the environment that surrounds us.
A series of indicators have been established that have behaved in accordance with the expectations raised.
A summary of Hisdesat’s environmental performance in 2020 is presented below, based on the annual monitoring of each of the indicators and its
comparison with previous years.
Electricity consumption per m2 of office space has increased compared to last year. This behavior is clearly correlated with the return to face-to-face work in 2021. Below is a graph that compares electricity consumption month by month since 2017.
Both 2020 and 2021 have been two years of peaks, this is due to the instability of the attendance of office staff, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Electricity consumption compared to 2020 has increased, but it is mainly due to the return to work in the office, although not 100% of the staff simultaneously. If we compare it with the last year of normal activity, 2019, or even with the previous years, the general consumption of the year 2021 has been below.
For the rest of the consumption analyzed by the company, a summary table has also been prepared that compares the results obtained during 2021 with the four previous years.
Consumption made, paper and toner, have been reduced or stagnant with respect to the consumption of previous years. Although the consumption of paper, the reduction is not very significant, the consumption of printing toner has been reduced, compared to years prior to the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is mainly due to the reduction of staff in the office, and the change of printers in 2021, which consume less. Next, this data is shown in a graph, to show in a more visual way the evolution of each of them:
In the following graph we analyze paper consumption in relation to the number of employees. The company has been working for several years to promote the reduction of paper use in its offices. Although the last two years the work has been mainly remote, and, therefore, it has been used to promote the digitization of documentation, although the consumption of paper does not reflect a marked decrease. We will continue working on raising awareness of the reduction of paper consumption and the digitization of daily tasks.
On the other hand, the company analyzes as indicators the amounts of waste that are generated and that are sent for recycling through a company authorized to do so. The types of waste that are sent for recycling, as well as the quantities generated since 2017, are presented in the following table:
As we can see in the table, the amounts of waste generated throughout the year 2021 remain fairly stable since last year, or even compared to previous years, since 2020 was an atypical year in all aspects.
Therefore, small variations are detected that do not generate any type of alarm.
Next, we show graphically the volumes of recycled waste in comparison with previous years:
For the year 2022, the objective in environmental matters is to improve the segregation of waste in the office, thereby improving the degree of knowledge on the part of the staff of the recycling regulations.
Performed in March 2022.