Socamex works each day to improve individual quality of life through responsible, innovative, and efficient services.
Sustainable Development Goals
In 2016, the United Nations published 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are a collection of 169 specific goals so that countries, their citizens, and companies have an effective guide to minimise environmental, economic, and social issues that have been identified globally.
Among others, our responsible business management entails collaborating on the achievement of 4 of these goals.
In 2015, the United Nations published 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are a collection of 169 specific goals so that countries, their citizens, and companies have an effective guide to minimise environmental, economic, and social issues that have been identified globally.
Wastewater treatment is one of the greatest challenges on a global level. High-income countries treat around 70% of municipal and industrial wastewater produced. In terms of middle-income countries, this percentage drops to 38%, and again down to 28% for lower middle-income countries. Meanwhile, only 8% of wastewater in low-income countries receives some type of treatment.
All of this shows that, on a global level, more than 80% of all wastewater is dumped without treatment.
The target is to improve water quality by 2030. To do this, the goal is to reduce contamination, eliminate effluents, and minimise the release of chemical substances and hazardous materials, reduce the percentage of untreated wastewater by half, and substantially increase recycling and safe reuse around the world.
The extremely low level of wastewater treatment reveals an urgent need for technological improvements.
The company has earned the prestigious “Reduzco” seal (meaning ‘I reduce’, in Spanish), which is awarded by the Ministry of the Environment, Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries in recognition of the company’s environmental work carried out during the 2012-2016 period to successfully reduce harmful emissions through concerted efforts and commitment.
URGE CO2, for efficient analysis
Since its creation in 2013, the URGE CO2 measurement tool has helped us identify GHG emissions by activity, facility, and process used by the group’s various companies. With it, we have been able to improve analysis and have focused our efforts on the processes that need it most.