We are proud to share that Diaverum Spain has been awarded the seal of the Carbon Footprint Registry, from the Spanish Office for Climate Change (Oficina Española de Cambio Climático - OECC).
The OECC is the governing body of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge and is responsible for developing policies related to climate change in the country. Its Carbon Footprint Seal Registry is a voluntary process, where organisations commit to calculate their carbon footprint, as well as to deliver action plans to reduce and compensate it.
Diaverum Spain’s application has been made with carbon emissions data from 2020 to calculate our carbon footprint in the country. This allowed them to establish and commit to an emissions reduction plan. In the future, the team plans carrying out actions to compensate emissions through "CO2 absorption projects".
Carbon footprint is a key indicator that shows the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by an organisation. Only with this data can organisations implement reduction and compensation measures that mitigate their impact on the environment and contribute to the fight against climate change.
Isabel Leal, Quality Manager for Diaverum Spain, who is heading up the project, said: "This recognition comes to endorse the awareness and great effort made by all Diaverum clinics in terms of sustainability and the fight against climate change. We want to position ourselves as an environmentally responsible company, promoting transparency in our communications and actions while we invest in measures to reduce our GHG emissions”.
Achieving the Carbon Footprint seal is testament to Diaverum Spain’s commitment to the environment, in addition to their local environmental management system based on the UNE EN ISO 14001:2015 standard.
“As a socially responsible and sustainable company, carrying out this type of initiative is something inherent to our culture. We are putting in place effective solutions that help us reduce the emissions generated by our activity. Our objective is to push for increasingly more sustainable and environment-friendly operations that are aligned with the United Nations 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals model, raising awareness about the effects of climate change”, comments José María Ordóñez, General Director of Diaverum in Spain.