Our commitments to the environment
Black smoke opacity control
Since we are a logistics and transportation company, our main environmental impact is the emission of pollutants and GHG gases from our outsourced truckers partners. In order minimize this effect, we strictly control the smoke opacity of our own transport equipment and of the equipment operating on behalf of Tegma. This indicator corresponds to the measurement of engine exhaust gas opacity, in particular for diesel engines. The evaluation corresponds to the measurement of light absorption suffered by a light beam when crossing an exhaust gas column, expressed in linear meters (m-1), between emerging and incident light flows.
Non-compliant pieces of equipment are not hired/used and the average standards Tegma equipment are shown in the side chart, along with regulatory limits:
Motor Vehicle Air Pollution Control Program
The engine efficiency of the equipment we use in our operations is essential to ensure that the environmental impact of our operations is as low as possible. The grading of engine efficiency is established by environmental regulatory agencies that determine the appropriate levels of pollutant and GHG gas emission. The most efficient and least polluting categories are the highest categories and are shown in the side table.
The average age of the Tegma equipment fleet is 6.1 years and the proportion of Tegma’s fleet according to the level of efficiency is shown in the opposite table.
Steam washing technology for silo trucks
The transportation of chemical products in our chemical operation using silo trucks creates a constant need for truck washing because the products are highly oxidizing. The water requirement for this process used to be around 150 m³ per month.
After the implementation of the new steam washing process, it generated environmental gains with savings of up to 90% in water consumption.
More productive silo trucks for chemical logistics
In 2017, Tegma created a new road implement (silo-truck), which is responsible for loading the chemicals products in order to improve the operation productivity and safety. Consequently, it reduced the environmental impacts of transporting these products.
The improvements involved reducing the length of the equipment, replacing it for aluminum parts, resizing structures and replacing the unloading system, among others. The environmental gains of this project were the increase in the load capacity, the reduction in maintenance and fuel costs, the lower emission of GHG gas and pollutants, as well as noise pollution reduction during the unloading process. Above all, it the increase in road safety (stability).
|Does the company have an environmental code/policy?||No|
|Does the Company have a person responsible for environmental management? What is their hierarchical level?||Yes. Coordination|
|Does the Company have a system for environmental management?||Yes|
|Is it ISO 14001 certified or equivalent?||Yes|
|Does the company make CDP data public?||Yes. Climate change 2020|
|Are there fuel efficiency initiatives?||Yes|
|Are there low carbon solutions?||No|
|Does the company disclose CO2 levels and reduction targets?||Levels yes. Reduction targets, no.|
|Is the company switching to renewable energy resources and/or looking to employ renewable initiatives when possible?||Yes|
|Do the company’s operations carry any impact on habitats or biodiversity?||No|
|How does the company handle waste management, including general waste, chemical waste and other hazardous waste?||Our operation is characterized by low waste generation. Our waste generation has domestic/commercial characteristics. Those that are considered dangerous with oils, greases, paints and lamps with mercury and sodium vapors are sent to companies that are duly licensed by state environmental agencies, and we also have the necessary authorizations to send them for external treatment. Recyclable waste is sent to third parties that enable recycling.|
|Is there any evidence that the company does not comply with local environmental laws and regulations? Any fine? Any violation?||No|
|Energy and GHG emissions
|Total greenhouse effect emissions (tCO2e)||193,233|
|Emission intensity 2020 (tCO2e scope 1)||3.116|
|Emission intensity 2020 (tCO2e scope 2)||206|
|Emission intensity 2020 (tCO2e scope 3)||189,910|
|Are there emission reduction initiatives?||Yes|
|Energy efficiency policy?||No|
|Total water use (mL)||N/A|
|Water intensity / sales (kL / $ m)||N/A|
|Waste generated (t)||N/A|
|Waste reduction policy?||No|