Our Code of Ethical Conduct, our Integrated Management Model and our values reflect the commitments we have made to the environment. This is something our stakeholders are asking of us, but it is also something to which we have made a commitment by signing the United Nations Global Compact.
We think of the commitments of the United Nations Global Compact as if they were our own
As part of Arteche's commitment to sustainable development, our vocation is to promote and integrate a responsible culture with the environment. For this purpose, we ensure compliance with environmental regulations and propose the necessary actions for continuous improvement and the prevention of environmental risks.
Likewise, we promote the improvement of preventive action, complying with or exceeding the standards of applicable environmental regulations, minimizing the environmental impact of our business activities, making efficient use of resources and preserving biodiversity.
All our plants are certified according to the ISO14001:2015 standard, within the Integrated and Multi-site Management System.
Likewise, in our Code of Ethical Conduct, approved at the highest level, the people who are part of this Arteche project accept the following as behavioral guidelines: to minimize waste and pollution, to preserve natural resources, to promote energy saving, as well as to carry out and sponsor research and development projects that promote the protection of the environment. We also convey this commitment to our suppliers, clients and collaborating companies, demanding their compliance if necessary.
Sustainability from start to finish
We develop our products thinking in the long-term. This is why we carry out an environmental analysis of the complete life cycle of products, evaluating their potential impact on the environment from the production process and including all stages of existence.
A Global Approach
In Arteche, we have our Global Quality and Environment Management, which focuses its work on the environmental management of the company. Likewise, each plant has its own technical team that ensures that our environmental commitments are met.
In this regard, our work centers have environmental goals that seek continuous improvement in their performance.
We periodically carry out both internal and external audits in order to evaluate the degree of compliance with these standards. In addition, we have the tools at our disposal that make it possible for us to immediately become aware of the new legislation applicable in the environmental and tax fields, so that we are up-to-date with financial implications and other risks and opportunities arising from climate change.
This also applies to suppliers
As part of the supplier approval and evaluation process, we have implemented qualification systems that include environmental criteria, and we also monitor the evolution of their environmental performance.