Barcelona, 14 Jun, 2017.- SETRAM, Multimodal logistics operator specialized in automotive logistics, has been awarded the ISO 14001 certificate for environmental management by Bureau Veritas. With its environmental management system certified by this international standard, SETRAM shows its commitment to the environment. Bureau Veritas confirmed that SETRAM meets the fundamental requirements for the identification and control of the environmental aspects specified in the ISO 14001 standard:
SETRAM is joining an exclusive group of companies that are environmentally friendly; this has a significant positive impact on its corporate identity and reputation, since it answers the environmental demands of the society.
Actions in the Port of Barcelona
For the certification process, SETRAM had to adapt its facilities at the Port of Barcelona to comply with the ISO 14001 standard. A significant investment was required to update and improve some of the key aspects of the environmental management system, such as energy saving and efficiency in the utilities, and the promotion of an environmentally friendly service fleet, inter alia. Furthermore, SETRAM has carried out all the necessary actions for a full compliance with the environmental requirements and to sensitize and aware the staff. SETRAM was already proceeding with the waste separation tasks.
According to Antonio Saiz, Director of Quality at SETRAM: “We have always been aware of the importance of environmental care; from this perspective, we have always considered that doing business has to go hand in hand with the care for the environment and the environmental awareness among employees. ISO 14001 implementation has reinforced this belief the company has long internalized, optimizing the procedures while developing a more thorough control of the tasks”.
Commitment to environment and quality
The objective of the continuous improvement policy of SETRAM in the short to medium term is to implement new standards to complement and back up the existing ones, that, according to Antonio Saiz, “will certainly help to enhance our processes and ultimately the quality of the services we provide”.
To this effect, SETRAM maintains a fleet of electric vehicles in the Port of Barcelona since November 2016. It is a pioneering initiative in the car carrier and automotive logistics sector. SETRAM introduced four commercial Peugeot iPartner vehicles after that a feasibility study proved this kind of vehicle was suitable for the support of SETRAM’s daily operations in the vehicle terminal at the Port of Barcelona. The objective is to gradually increase the number of electric vehicles.