MCA has a total surface area of 83.4 ha. Covered surfaces represent 63.3 ha. Approximately 24.6 ha is occupied by buildings.
The MCA plant is visible from the N49 main road, the D405 departmental road up to the Hautes guides crossroads, and the D136 departmental road.
The nearest individual dwellings are roughly 100 m west of the site. Numerous industrial and commercial businesses are located in close proximity to the site.
Pedro Chaverra, Head of Environment:
“2009 marked the tenth anniversary of our storm-water recycling station. Recycled storm water is used instead of drinking water as industrial water vital to our production. The station reduces the plant’s drinking water needs by up to 30%, depending on the year. More than 380,000 m3 of storm water has been recycled in 10 years.
The strength of our environmental management system was tested when our ISO 14001 certificate was renewed. The site was certified, with just one minor remark.
We continue to make progress, in particular in the fields of VOC emissions and power consumption, thanks to our effective action plans and the commitment of all our employees.
In 2009, we continued our efforts to reduce our environmental impacts by focussing on the reduction and sorting of waste.”
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