SIGNUS registered with the Spanish Office for Climate Change the Carbon Footprint in 2017, the first EPR scheme to so do
This project was launched with the aim of finding ways to improve the environmental management of tyres, which not only involves finding more applications for the resulting by-products, but also involving all the actors involved in the different operations of that management. For this reason, in all its supplier selection processes for collection services, SIGNUS values positively that the candidate has their carbon footprint measured.
SIGNUS has recently re-measured and registered its footprint, after implementing a series of measures to reduce it in the 2019-2021 triennium compared to the 2018-2020 triennium, achieving a 30.09 per cent reduction in emissions. To achieve this reduction, SIGNUS drew up and implemented an emissions reduction plan promoting the activation of specific measures to improve its energy efficiency and optimisation of routes associated with the collection of tyres that, foreseeably, in future measurements, will further improve the data.
The result of the certified measurement of this last period has led SIGNUS to obtain two of the three seals awarded by the Spanish Office for Climate Change (Calculo, Reducco y Compenso) related to the commitment to decarbonise Spanish companies by 2050.
The Carbon Footprint Registry is voluntary and includes the efforts of Spanish companies, administrations and other organisations in the calculation, reduction and compensation of greenhouse gas emissions generated by their activity.