Tratos has in place standards and policies to firstly measure the CO2 emissions, then reduce the CO2 emissions and lastly to mitigate their impact. It continuously works to improve its performance in bringing greener, cleaner and accessible solutions to every industry sector it manufactures for, from ports and marine to mass transit and communications.
Tratos has partnered with Spanish standards agency AENOR to develop and build technology to measure, and so manage, companies’ own individual carbon footprints. In the past few years, Tratos has also been working hard to develop a new strategy to measure and reduce its carbon emissions.
Tratos has achieved ISO 14064-1 certification from AENOR, which specifies principles and requirements at the organisation level for the quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals. It includes requirements for the design, development, management, reporting and verification of an organization’s GHG inventory on measuring its carbon footprint.
Tratos holds the ISO 14067 accreditation developed by ISO to analyse companies’ carbon footprint. It specifies principles, requirements and guidelines for the quantification and communication of the carbon footprint of a product (CFP). The standard is based on International Standards on life cycle assessment (ISO 14040 and ISO 14044) for quantification and on environmental labels and declarations (ISO 14020, ISO 14024 and ISO 14025) for communication.
For 2021 Tratos total emissions were 55682.10 tCO2 equivalent, where as direct emissions were only 4462.81 tCO2 eq.
Tratos remains committed to reduce by 10% a year its carbon emissions. It has significantly reduced its carbon emissions by using resources provided around our factory, updating and installing greener machinery and measuring the carbon footprint of each product.
Another successful initiative in offsetting its carbon emission, is by planting trees in an area of at least 5,000 square metres in a site owned by Tratos itself. Our carbon footprint calculations show that this operation leads to a CO2 absorption of approximately 4.6 tons CO2/year, considering that a wooded area would lead to a CO2 absorption of about 9.2 tons/ha per year.
AENOR is the Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification entity dedicated to the development of standardization and certification in industrial and service sectors. AENOR operates in 90 countries of the world as a knowledge management company that helps rectify competitiveness gaps via conformity assessment. It has given Tratos approvals for ISO 14064 and ISO 14067.