Main policies and initiatives in effect:
- Environmental management system: Indra’s system is designed to minimise use of resources, waste generation and, in general, to reduce the impact of the company’s environmental footprint.
- Environmental certifications: Indra’s environmental management system is UNE-EN ISO 14001 certified and complies with EU Regulation 761/2001 establishing the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) for all economic sectors.
- Position on climate change: company statement regarding its stance on climate change.
- Supplier evaluation on environmental performance: application of Indra’s basic environmental standards throughout the value chain.
Employee awareness: training initiatives to increase environmental awareness among our professionals.
Indra is aware of the importance of the environment in the long-term sustainability of its business, and that conserving the environment also depends on what the company may do to avoid deteriorating it or to improve it.
Indra works to reduce the environmental footprint of its activities while striving to focus its ability to innovate IT solutions and services towards finding technologies that may contribute to improving the environment, or at least the way it is managed by companies..
Indra has an Environmental Management system, based on the requirements of the UNE-EN ISO 14001 standard and the 761/2001 EU Regulation of Eco-management and Eco-auditing (EMAS), which is applied to the activities that are carried out in the work sites of:
- Arroyo de la Vega, Alcobendas (Madrid). (EMAS).
- San Fernando de Henares (Madrid). (EMAS).
- Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid). (EMAS).
- Aranjuez (Madrid).
- La Finca, Pozuelo (Madrid).
- Edificio Triángulo, Alcobendas (Madrid).
- Anabel Segura, Alcobendas (Madrid).
- Roc Boronat (Barcelona).
- Ciudad Real.
- Cerro de la Plata (Madrid)
- Lisboa (Portugal)
- Bogotá, calle 96 (Colombia)
- Bogotá, calle 57 (Colombia)
- Bogotá, calle 65 (Colombia)
- Barranquilla (Colombia)
These centres represent roughly 50% of the company’s workforce.
In order to minimise the environmental impact of the business activity, it is fundamental to rely on the collaboration of the professionals that make up the company. For this reason, Indra carries out various initiatives to increase environmental awareness and employee responsibility. Development and well-being are the result.
One of the main communication channels with employees regarding environmental aspects is the Quality and Environment portal of Indra´s corporate intranet, which was put into place at the end of 2007. It consists of one of the most active tools for the awareness and promotion of the company´s improved environmental behaviour.
The Portal includes content related to the company´s Quality and Environment Management System, as well as information about Indra´s Environmental Policy, the various work site management programmes, the applicable legal requirements, the emergency plans, and a guide of good environmental practices within the company.
Additionally, this portal includes news related to the environment and access to the environmental management system´s manual and procedures, the applicable UNE-EN ISO 14001:2004 standard, and Indra´s certificates.
Position regarding climate change
Indra recognises that it is scientifically proven that human activity, essentially through the burning of fossil fuels, has a negative impact on the greenhouse effect through the production of carbon, methane and nitrous oxide emissions.
Climate change and atmospheric pollution may alter the natural, social and environmental systems that favour not only life on the planet, but also economic growth on a global scale, and as a result, development and well-being.
Indra has the obligation to minimise its environmental impact through the establishment of specific policies and objectives in the area of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and for this, it has started the following actions:
- Measuring and monitoring the level of greenhouse gas emissions through periodic combustion analyses.
- Reducing the level of direct greenhouse gas emissions through the use of cleaner energy sources. This way, in recent years, progress has been made in replacing diesel C boilers for natural gas and installing renewable energy sources (solar energy).
- Publicly reporting on the company´s objectives, actions, and progress regarding greenhouse gas emissions.
Indra has drawn up and implemented an Environmental Management system, by Management wish and commitment, on the basis of the requirements of the UNE-EN ISO 14001 standard and the EU’s Regulation 1221/2009 on Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and its modifications. Indra, the leading Spanish Technology company, is structured into two primary segments:
Over the years we have gained comprehensive insight into each business and crafted solid relationships with customers. The acquired knowledge, coupled with latest-generation technology, allows Indra to create unique in-house solutions and services for each market segment.
The Environmental Management System defined by Indra has the scope of the activities that are developed in the work centers.
Our Environmental Policy defines the company’s commitment to carry out its activities within parameters of sustainable development and to maintain control and management of their environmental impact.
Both Indra and its team of professionals are committed to a policy of adherence to the regulations and of on-going improvement within a framework of transparency with respect to the company’s customers, local groups and the authorities. With a view to fulfilling this commitment and achieving the objectives mapped out, Indra has established the following fundamental principles:
- To work in an environmentally friendly manner and to watch over the protection for the Environment is a determining factor in the performance of our activity.
- To assure the fulfillment of the legal requirements in relation to the environment those are applicable to us, as a result of the activities performed and geographic location, and the compliance with the voluntary environmental requirements assumed by our organization.
- To minimize the environmental effects of activities carried out at our work centers related to waste, water emissions and air emissions.
- To approach the Environmental Management System to the organization in order to promote the active participation of all the employees and to include the proposed improvement suggestions to achieve the continual improvement.
- To obtain customer satisfaction.
- To give priority to the criteria of prevention rather than correction in our strategic principles.
- To maintain the environmental awareness and sensitivity of all the employees, promoting their environmental training.
- To carry out an annual periodic evaluation of the environmental aspects derived from our activity, in order to achieve the maintenance and continual improvement of the Environmental Management system.
- To include the Environmental Management system as a part of overall Indra management.
- To define detailed and quantified objectives and targets within an environmental program, being revised at least once to the year according to their achievement.
All the Indra organization is responsible to the environmental requirements achievement, so the environmental management is the result of the effort of all of us. These principles are assumed by the Indra organization, and it is our responsibility to take them to the practice.
The company management will promote the environmental improvement and provide the necessary resources to assure the successful implementation of the Indra environmental policy.