At ENUSA, we are aware of our responsibility towards the environment and for this reason, we strictly control the impact that our industrial activities have on the environment.
In order to identify and prevent the possible environmental effects of the activity of the Juzbado plant and minimise our impact on the environment, we have developed an environmental management system, applying the provisions of current environmental legislation. Thus, our quality and environmental management system is based on the manuals, procedures and operating standards approved by the competent regulatory bodies, and is constantly updated with the most appropriate practices and the most efficient technologies for the work carried out at any given time.
Our factory has its corresponding Radiological Protection Service, responsible for controlling the radiological impact of our installation through the Environmental Monitoring Programme (PVA), which consists of an Environmental Radiological Monitoring Programme (PVRA) and the Environmental Chemical Monitoring Programme (PVQA).
At ENUSA, we have six specialised laboratories that follow strict criteria of quality, independence, experience, professionalism, safety and respect for the environment, backed by the technical accreditations by ENAC according to the UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard and the quality management system by AENOR according to the UNE-EN ISO 9.001 standard. Samples from the fabrication process and the installation's monitoring programmes are analysed, as well as the dosimetry of the personnel, the determination of drinking water quality or wastewater discharge parameters.
The Environmental Management System has been implemented and certified by AENOR (No. CGM-99/031) since April 1999, in accordance with the requirements of the UNE-EN ISO 14001 Standard. Furthermore, in July 2003 we adhered to the EMAS European Regulation. We are the first industrial facility in Salamanca and the second in Castilla y León to obtain this verification, a factor that demonstrates our high level of excellence in environmental management and our great commitment to protecting the environment.
In 2005, we adapted our Environmental Management System to the new UNE-EN ISO 14001:2004 standard, a process supported by the certification of the System (No. GA- 1999/0031) in accordance with the requirements of the new standard in the external audit carried out by AENOR and, since 2010, the System has been adapted to the requirements of the new European Regulation 1221/2009 EMAS III. In this way, the commitment to continuous improvement set out in our Environmental Policy is achieved.
Our Environmental Management System consists of the following key elements:
- Environmental policy Public document reflecting the commitment of ENUSA's management to the environment.
- Organisational structure. ENUSA has been assigned responsibilities for the maintenance of the Environmental Management System.
- Registration of legal and other applicable requirements.
- Identification and assessment of direct and indirect environmental impacts generated by the plant's activities.
- Establishment of annual environmental objectives and targets.
- Environmental Management Programme. Assignment of responsibilities and resources, with a time schedule of the different activities necessary to achieve its compliance.
- Training plan for workers. It is defined each year for all company staff, covering three levels: awareness, upskilling, and training specific to the work carried out by the employee.
- Operational control. Monitoring of the environmental aspects of the plant, differentiated into two blocks: radiological control and non-radiological control.
- Communication. Mainly by means of the Environmental Statement (validated under the requirements of the EMAS regulation), and made available to the public on the ENUSA website (www.enusa.es).
- Periodic assessment of compliance with legal requirements.
- Annual audits of the Environmental Management System, which is subject to two types of audit: internal and external (both from the certifying/verifying body and from customers).
- Annual review of the System by the Management. Formal assessment of the status and conformity of the Environmental Management System in relation to the declared Environmental Policy.