Certificafos ambientales

SALIX RENEWABLE ENERGY, has the qualifications homologated approved and is accredited to perform environmental impact studies and issue certificates of Environmental Footprint, Carbon Footprint and Water Footprint in any product or process.

The regulations and methodology for calculating of our certificates is led by the EPLCA (EUROPEAN PLATFORM ON LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT) within the Commissioner for the Environment (IES) of the European Commission, under the norms ISO (International Organization for Standardization), ISO 14040 , ISO14044, ISO 14046 and ISO 14064.

Ambiental Footprint

The environmental footprint or life footprint is how to measure the impact generated on the environment and natural resources of the planet for that any product or process has become a reality.

For example, a fruit will have a better environmental footprint or worse depending on the resources used in its cultivation (gas oil, land use change, fertilizer, water, electricity, etc.) as well as in its distribution.

At the same time living beings, we have an environmental footprint which report about our impact on the environment, and it depends directly on the objects we use, consume or discard daily.

The calculating of the environmental footprint according to international methodology, is the analysis of sixteen environmental impacts, which may involve an alteration in the balance of ecosystems and the effects on health of people it generates.

  1. Acidification
  2. Ozone depletion.
  3. Exhaustion of resources (water).
  4. Exhaustion of resources (minerals).
  5. Climate change.
  6. Toxicity in freshwater
  7. Effects on human health (carcinogenic)
  8. Effects to human health (non-cancerous)
  9. Inorganic respiratory elements
  10. Eutrophication in terrestrial .
  11. Eutrophication freshwater.
  12. Eutrophication seawater.
  13. Formation of photochemical ozone
  14. Ionizing radiation (in human)
  15. Ionizing radiation (in ecosystem)
  16. Land Use

Carbon Footprint

The carbon footprint is the indicator that measures the impact of a product or process on global warming (greenhouse effect), expressed in units of carbon equivalent (CO2eq).

Its measurement include the sum of all greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), directly or indirectly caused by a product or process. Simply, the carbon footprint can be seen as the mark is left on the environment with every activity that emits greenhouse gases.

Its calculation also is applicable in consumers (individuals, families, companies, etc.) or producers (public agencies, private companies, etc).

The calculation of carbon footprints allow:

  • Know the potential to reducing emissions.
  • Propose solutions of energy efficiency to improve the carbon footprint.
  • Increased competitiveness of the product or process, being more respectful with the environment.
  • Better market acceptance, as a sustainable product.
  • ublicize the undertaking by the producer with the environment and sustainable development.

It is important to understand the carbon footprint not only as a mere element of calculation, but as a first step toward improvement and commitment to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, betting on sustainable development to fight against change climate.

Water Footprint

The water footprint is an indicator to characterize the volume of water used for producing a product or provision a service, taking into account the volume of water consumed and polluted in the process, considering the direct and indirect water use.

Its measurement includes the total volume of fresh water used, consumed, evaporated and / or contaminated along the chain of production and / or supply of the product or service.

Its calculations can be applied to consumers (individuals, families, companies, etc.) or producers (public agencies, private companies, etc).

The calculation of water footprints allow:

  • Quantify the magnitude of the amount of water used and the potential risks to that faces a production system.
  • Raising awareness of where and how the water resource is used.
  • Make better decisions on how to manage water resources and to manage processes.
  • Increased competitiveness of the product or process, to being more respectful of the environment.
  • Better market acceptance, as a sustainable product.
  • Active participation in commitments of sustainability environmental and productive.

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