Friday, January 27, 2023

Why caring for people’s health contributes to a sustainable planet

Sustainability is not a fad. The United Nations Organization (UN) had already defined this concept during the Brundtland Commission in 1987: it is “the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. allows,” the organization announced. Years later, in 2015, the United Nations itself established its first sustainability strategy, setting out the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainability is the work of everyone, both individual actors and groups, institutions and companies. Established as a corporate philosophy, a set of decisions that promote responsible development, manufacture and consumption, contribute to progress and social, economic and environmental well-being. Companies that are based on these premises derive value for consumers, workers and investors.

La Felguera is a world benchmark for the production of acetylsalicylic acid. It is exported from Asturias to eight Bayer production centers around the world, where it is compressed into pellets.John Bezos

The Bayer Group has carried the banner of this irreversible trend over the years. Through its business activity, the multinational is committed to achieving ambitious objectives in this sector. The production plant in La Felguera (Asturias) perfectly reflects the company’s objectives: it represents an example of how the triangle composed of efficiency, effectiveness and respect for the environment marks the road to success.

Jorge Alvarez, general director of the La Felguera Center, recognizes the more than 100 people on the team who have made this trajectory possible with their work. “Thanks to the utmost commitment, we have been able to maintain our activity at 100% to continue to supply the global needs for active ingredients originating from here, knowing that we will do our best to meet health needs around the world. are an essential part of the series” Alvarez says.

Thanks to the human team we are able to maintain our activity at 100% to continue supplying the global needs of the active ingredients produced from here, knowing that we are one of the series to meet health needs around the world. are an essential part.

Jorge Alvarez, General Director of the Center of La Felguera

commitment to sustainability

The Asturian plant started its activity in 1942. In these 80 years, it has been transforming and adapting to the times. When environmental policies gained weight and the world began to worry about eco-responsibility, at Bayer he activated protocols to evolve towards a more sustainable production model.

Over these eight decades, La Felguera has stood out for its commitment to the health of the planet. Milestones such as the use of 100% renewable electrical energy and a 44% reduction in direct carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions into the atmosphere over the past five years demonstrate this desire to make the world a better place.

Over The Past Five Years, Bayer Has Invested More Than 27 Million Euros In Its Paradise Plant, With An Addition Of More Than Four Million Euros During The 2022 Fiscal Year.
Over the past five years, Bayer has invested more than 27 million euros in its Paradise plant, with an addition of more than four million euros during the 2022 fiscal year.

medicine cabinet to brick

La Felguera is a world benchmark for the production of acetylsalicylic acid. It is exported from Asturias to eight Bayer production centers around the world, where it is compressed into tablets (according to its different preparations) and distributed to all the markets where the company operates.

Calcium sulfate or agricultural gypsum is produced in the process of making acetylsalicylic acid. With the aim of reevaluating this waste, Bayer is working together with the University of Oviedo on a research project. Improving this salt so that it can be used in the construction industry drives this program, which is in line with the group’s objectives of promoting the circular economy. The findings obtained so far are promising.

From Asturias, the La Felguera team contributes to improving the health of patients around the world, making progress in new projects and evolving towards production models that are more sustainable and efficient in the use of natural resources.

Bernardo Canahuati, CEO of Bayer in Spain and Portugal

more productive capacity to care for the planet

Over the past five years, Bayer has invested more than 27 million euros in its Paradise plant, adding up to more than four million euros during the 2022 fiscal year. This significant injection of capital has allowed La Felguera to digitize and review their processes under energy efficiency criteria. In addition, expand facilities to increase the plant’s production capacity and make it more flexible, without losing sight of the objective of reducing its environmental impact.

In line with the sustainability strategy, La Felguera is developing its own program to optimize water in its processes. Likewise, it will participate in Bayer’s first global program focused on the analysis of emissions of the entire value chain of a compound based on acetylsalicylic acid, one of the most emblematic presentations in the world. Evidence that this sustainable mindset is part of its tradition is that it has absorbed new world-context projects, such as the one that currently analyzes a drug throughout its production process. The aim is not just to measure, but to find a way to reduce that environmental footprint.

For Bernardo Canahuati, CEO of Bayer in Spain and Portugal, the commitment and solvency of the Paradise plant not only allow the company to strengthen its activity. “It is also possible to move forward in new projects and to move towards a more sustainable and efficient production model in the use of natural resources. From Asturias, the La Felguera team contributes to improving the health of patients around the world”, says the manager .

emissions neutrality in barcelona

In addition to energy efficiency, reducing and repurposing waste, and making better use of natural resources, Bayer aspires to achieve climate neutrality by 2030 at all its facilities around the world. The first major step was taken this year. The corporate headquarters in Sant Joan Despí (Barcelona) has become the first company to be certified as zero carbon emission. To achieve this feat, the overhaul of its infrastructure has been crucial.
Residual emissions from the building, approximately eight tonnes from the kitchen activity for the staff, are neutralized by reforestation works in the nearby forests. Thanks to an agreement with the Reforesta Association and the cooperation of the Barcelona Provincial Council, Bayer has donated 20,000 euros to the El Montseny Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve and to combat deforestation in Montenegro and the Corridor Park. A group of company volunteers will also take care of these trees.
Barcelona’s facilities have been working for some time to achieve climate neutrality. From 2020, 100% of its electricity comes from renewable sources. Recently, they have received an investment of close to 3 million euros, which has made it possible to adapt the facilities for flexible working, replace all air-conditioning technology and save more than 62,500 kW/h, Which is equivalent to the consumption of 19 Spanish. home in a year…

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