27 August, 2020

Environmental management

Environmental management

Our environmental consulting services have the scientific capacity of study and analysis with technical staff to be able to undertake the realization of projects, in addition to offering legal advice on environmental matters, life cycle analysis of products / projects, or in the design of programs prevention.

Environmental audit

Although auditing is generally understood to be the verification of accounting records, its application to the environmental field involves a global study of the operation of the company to verify that civil and material liabilities in terms of the environment are sufficiently covered by environmental management systems in all its aspects. This type of analysis usually includes the review of:

  • The legal and regulatory requirements that affect the company.
  • The determination of all the components in the business activity with environmental repercussions, identifying both the direct and indirect aspects, and establishing the criteria for their evaluation.
  • Existing environmental management practices and procedures.
  • The information available about investigations of previous incidents with an environmental impact.
  • Possible complaints from citizens (neighbors, consumer associations, etc.) about the activities of the company.

ISO 14001 Environmental Certification

The ISO 14000 group of standards is specially designed for environmental management activities. The first two standards, 14001: 2015 and 14004: 2004, deal, respectively, with the requirements, guidelines and directives of environmental management systems, therefore they affect activities such as the evaluation of plans, life cycle analyzes, conducting audits and making the actions available to the public. Specifically, the Environmental Management Systems (EMS) that respect the ISO 14001: 2015 standard will have the following objectives:

  • The identification and subsequent control of the environmental impact of activities, products or services.
  • The continuous improvement of practices in environmental matters.
  • The implementation of a systematic approach for the establishment of specific goals, the adoption of measures for their achievement and the obtaining of definitive evidence.

ISO 9001 Quality Certification

Currently, the ISO 9000 series of Standards constitute the basis for the implementation of quality systems with the highest global recognition, since they provide a flexible common core applicable to any company, regardless of its activity or size. Specifically, the ISO 9001 family of standards is a Quality Management model that brings together the guidelines that any company, regardless of its size or activity, must bring together to achieve quality accreditation. The final purpose is to ensure that all the processes of an organization are developed in a coordinated manner, improving the effectiveness and satisfaction of each and every one of the interested parties, whether they are clients, shareholders, staff, suppliers, or society in general. ISO 9001: 2000 is based on eight principles of quality management: customer orientation, leadership, staff participation, process approach, systems approach to management, continuous improvement, fact-based decision making, and relationships. of mutual benefit with suppliers.

Environmental assessments

It is the administrative procedure through which the possible significant effects on the environment of all those plans, programs and projects that may have a negative effect on the environment are analyzed. At ProCycla we advise on the two blocks that make up the environmental assessment:

  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA): focused on plans and programs.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): intended for projects.

Energy efficiency study

The Energy Efficiency Certificate (EEC) is an official document drawn up by a competent technician that includes objective information on the energy characteristics of a property, mandatory, with exceptions, for the owner of any individual part of an existing building (homes, offices or premises) object of a sale or rental operation.

Landscape Integration Studies

These are technical documents intended to consider the consequences that some projects and actions have on the landscape – in the cases provided for by current regulations – and to set out the criteria adopted for their integration. This study must be prepared by technically competent personnel and the project promoter is obliged to present it to the corresponding City Council for submission to the Department of Territory and Sustainability. A landscape impact and integration study (EIP) is required in the following cases:

  • In actions in which, in accordance with urban legislation, it is required for the approval of a specific action project on undeveloped land and for the granting of urban licenses to implement works or expand existing ones, typical of an agricultural, livestock activity or rustic in general, when they exceed the thresholds established by territorial planning and urban planning.
  • In other cases in which it is established by law, a general provision or a territorial or urban plan.