At Virospack we have a strong commitment to the environment. We improve day by day with a clear philosophy "companies not only have the responsibility to produce or expand in a sustainable way, but also to raise awareness and engage their employees about the importance of the impact of their work on the environment", Vicenç Rodríguez - CEO.
At Virospack, we have achieved many environmental improvements in a short time as a result of multiple actions and initiatives included in our Sustainability Program. Among them, we highlight the Environmental Proposal Competition and the winning projects.
At the end of 2019 Virospack signed a collaboration agreement with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation. This foundation has several projects underway to eradicate poverty and ensure sustainable development in South India.
Several projects were preselected by the Virospack Environment Committee, and all company employees were invited to vote to choose one. The winning project was the construction of water structures.
At this same time, Virospack was launching its Environmental Proposals Competition; a competition to select the three best proposals that would then receive an award. The most important feature of this initiative is that all the savings achieved by the company during a year as a result of its environmental proposals would be used to help the population of India that does not have drinking water, with the intention of preserving the natural water in the area and provide them with water for agriculture and to drink.
The involvement of the full staff in this project has been a success. For this reason, Virospack Environment Committee applauds and thanks everyone for their participation and the quality of all the received proposals.
Given the current situation caused by Covid-19, last week Virospack summoned the three winners for an intimate awards ceremony, respecting all personal security measures. Isabel Pérez, Operations Manager at Virospack, and Santiago Guasch, Head of the Paint and Metallization sections, -both members of the Environment Committee- presented the awards to:
Torcuato Hernández from the Metallization section of Virospack, is the winner of this first edition.
His project to reduce the energy consumption of metallizing machines has been awarded the first prize. His new program proposal has allowed the metallizing section to save more than 20,000kwh.
The second prize (first runner up) has been to Montse Guerrero, Head of the die cutting section.
Her proposal for casting water waste with silicone to avoid hazardous waste has led to the reduction of one ton of this type of waste per year in its section.
Carmen Domenech from the glass section has won the third prize (second runner up).
The design of new boxes for recycling at the end of the painting and metallization lines has made recycling easier for all colleagues, reusing elements that —without these new boxes— would have been discarded in the glass section.
Congratulations to the three winners and to the rest of the staff, and many thanks to all.