Evolving towards a more sustainable future
Beissier's commitment to the environment is one of its strategic pillars. We include sustainable development criteria in our decision-making processes, consolidating the responsible business model we have adopted in recent years.
A 360º model that starts within the organization, promoting a responsible attitude among our professionals, through environmental education and training.
In the purchase process, we work with suppliers who share our vision and values, ensuring that in addition to the quality of their services, they act in the same line of responsibility.
In the manufacturing process, we are constantly working both to find new formulas that improve the composition of our products and to develop new products, with innovative, recycled, and more sustainable raw materials, developed to reduce energy consumption.
Below we present the transformation of processes we are carrying out in our facilities, consisting of factory, warehouse, and offices, and the challenges we have set ourselves for the near future:
1. A pneumatic audit to minimise energy consumption and losses.
Compressed air generation accounts for the second highest amount of energy consumption in the factory, second to the consumption of the manufacturing and packing machines. A pneumatic audit is planned for 2023 with a view towards measuring and minimising air consumption.
2. A new fleet of sustainable vehicles.
Renewal of the Beissier sales team's vehicle pool.
The tradition vehicles will be replaced with hybrid models which are more sustainable for the environment.
3. Heating - Radiant Tube System
The facilities lay-out was analysed in depth in 2022 and the heating system was subsequently redesigned. We have set a goal for the coming year to resize, relocate and eradicate of these heat sources, so as to reduce gas consumption by 40%.
4. New wrapping machines - 30% savings on plastics
Goal achieved: The incorporation of two new wrapping machines which permit a 30% saving on the use of plastics. They allow us to wrap 100% of our production in a more sustainable fashion.
Goal for 2023: The incorporation of a third machine for our warehouse, to wrap picking orders and achieve the resulting savings on plastics.
5. Waste Management - Recover of 30%
The milestone set out for 2023 has been achieved, with 30% of the dust waste created during our production processes having been recovered. Beissier continues researching ways by which to improve on this percentage, focusing on the possibilities of reusing waste generated in other sectors.
6. Lighting - Savings of Approximately 75%
Beissier boasts a lighting installation which comprises LED light fittings and an automatic adjustment system whereby lighting savings of approximately 75% compared to 2015 have been achieved. For 2023, the company plans to address their facility’s outdoor automatic switch-off sensors which will operate all year long between 22:15h and 6:15h, resulting in an additional 12.5% saving in this same area. In addition to this, minor improvements will also be implemented in indoor communal areas, such as the installation of presence sensors, which will result in a small additional amount of energy saving.
7. Pallet Re-use - 4,000/year
Recycling suppliers’ pallets for shipments: The additional re-use of CP2 model pallets was introduced at the beginning of 2022, which brought the yearly total of re-used pallets to a total of 4,000.
8. Forklift Trucks with Lithium Batteries
The lead batteries are changed for lithium ones. This is a more efficient system with less consumption.
9. Waste water treatment system - 100% of waste water
We have been pioneers in the purification of 100% of waste water since 1990 at our first factory in Pasajes.
10. Factory and Offices Heat Insulation
Façade and roof heat insulation, including double-glazed insulated windows on the office building.
ISO standards: Quality, Safety, and Environment
At Beissier we comply with the quality, safety, and environment requirements. We carry out our activity in compliance with the following ISO standards:
ISO 9001: Quality management system in accordance with standard UNE-EN ISO 9001:2015 for the following activities: Design, production, and the marketing of putty, paint, and products for the repair and finishing of walls and facades.
ISO 45001: Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certificate according to standard ISO 45001:2018
ISO 14001: Environmental management system in accordance with standard UNE-EN ISO 14001:2015