The CLH Group has invested over 40 million euros in environmental projects over the last three years “to improve environmental protection and reduce the impact of its operations on the environment”.

In order to discern its environmental impact, CLH said it performs a regular and systematic environmental assessment via its Environmental Management System, which is subjected to audits to identify the points for improvement, and it monitors the initiatives for commitment to the principles of sustainable development of all its activities.

The company calculates its carbon footprint every year in order to design and implement actions that reduce emissions and enable an increase in the sustainability of its operations, as well as measuring the efficiency of the projects launched and assessing their progress.

In line with the Paris Agreements and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the CLH Group has put in place a sustainability strategy mainly aimed at reducing its CO2 emissions by 50% by 2025 and becoming a zero-emissions company by 2050. This strategy comprises four lines of action aimed at reducing net GHG emissions, reinforcing biodiversity protection and the use of efficient resources, as well as collaborating with the oil industry in the development of eco-fuels.

Based on this plan and with the purpose of reducing electricity consumption and its related emissions, the company has signed a renewable energy PPA for the next 10 years and has modernised the lighting system at its terminals with high-efficiency LED technology lights.  Furthermore, the diesel pump units at its facility in Loeches have been replaced with electric equipment and an analysis is currently under way to extend this project to other facilities.

The company has also commissioned a tanker ship equipped with the latest technology to reduce SOx and NOx emissions and is promoting the incorporation of low-emission or hybrid vehicles in its fleet.

It has also reached an agreement with the Spanish Oil Operators’ Association (AOP) to promote the development of low-carbon liquid fuels and contribute to the decarbonisation of the sector. It also participates in projects involving the promotion of the use of hydrogen and the recycling of plastic waste to produce liquid fuel.

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12th August 2020