Responsibility for the environment.
Group Antonio Guerrero – now GuerreroCar (New Motor 2 S.L. And A.C.99 Motor S.L.) dedicated to the “repair of motor vehicles and sale of replacements and accessories” – with a high level of commitment towards the environment will try and make clients participate as well as employees. For this reason, the management has decided to incorporate the requirements of the UNE EN ISO 14001:2004 standard into the Organization. The principles to be followed are based on the requirements established by the Environment Management System: compliance with the applicable legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes; prevention of contamination, performing the correct management of the resources affected by the activity; promotion of training and awareness for the staff in a wide knowledge of optimisation of natural resources as well as the correct management of generated waste. With the aim of reflecting these compromises, the Management develops annual targets focused on environmental awareness to reduce the impact that the activity generates and to involve both clients and staff of the organization in all their processes and policies. Marbella, 13th May 2013.
GuerreroCar avoids the emission of more than 25,000 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere.
“1 litre of used oil contaminates 1000 litres of water”
5th June 2016 – With the celebration of the World Environment Day, GuerreroCar states their firm commitment with the development of environmental practice. “1 litre of oil contaminates 1000 litres of water”, affirms Antonio Guerrero, Responsible for Quality and Environment in GuerreroCar. “In the development of our activity, we generate nearly 20,000 kg of oil waste per year. Given our commitment to sustainability and responsibility for the environment, not only do we avoid contaminating 20,000 litres of water, but also the oil is recovered and is reused in other processes.
Only in 2015, GuerreroCar generated 17,267 kg of non-hazardous wastes (paper and carton, glass, metals and inert plastics from bumpers).
With regards to the hazardous wastes, we collected 13,052 kg of the said wastes, to which we have to add the 20,000kg of oil previously mentioned. A total of over 50,000 kg of yearly wastes that the company Remasur, authorised management entity of toxic and hazardous wastes, is in charge of collecting periodically for recovering, recycling, reuse and energy valuation, instead of a final destination in a security deposit.
These treatments, which are less aggressive for the environment, imply an important percentage of recovering hazardous wastes by GuerreroCar. The recuperation of sub products is one of the main targets included in their Environment Management System.
Recovering hazardous wastes
- Used oil and a mixture of hydrocarbons: this recycling is used to elaborate alternative fuel.
- Lead batteries: they are used as raw material for other products and batteries.
- Contaminated metal packaging: they are cleaned and recovered to be placed again on the market.
- Other wastes such as plastic packaging, oil and paint cabin filters, cloths, cellulose and absorbent material, paint and varnish waste, solvents, etc. are placed at the disposal for their “recovery”, that is to say, used as raw material or to generate energy.
Recovery of non-hazardous wastes
- Paper and carton: they are taken to paper recycling plants
- Glass: they are sent to glass recovery plants for the subsequent recycling
- Metals: they are sent to mills to be transformed into raw material
- Inert plastics: they are sent to plastic recovery plants to be used as raw material.
“According to the regulation of the Certificate ISO 14001, all the company employees receive environmental training and awareness adapted to the tasks they carry out” explained Antonio Guerrero. He also states “we trust that this awareness favours the use of these customs in their homes. If we all recycled the oil that we use at home, our rivers, seas and aquifers would be less contaminated”.