FCC Ámbito acquires the company InduRaees
FCC Ámbito, the subsidiary of FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente that is leader in Spain and Portugal in the comprehensive management of industrial and commercial waste, recovery of by-products and decontamination of soil, has acquired the company InduRaees. The business, which specialises in the treatment of Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), has a recycling facility in the town of Osorno, Palencia, which opened 13 years ago and is a pioneer in the management of this type of waste in the region of Castilla y León. InduRaees boasts a workforce of around 50 employees and has recently been awarded the silver medal of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Palencia.
The treatment of WEEE allows to make the most of the different materials they contain, such as metals (mainly iron, aluminium and copper), glass, different types of plastics and electronic cards. Furthermore, the correct decontamination of refrigerators and air conditioners, through the safe collection and management of the gases contained in their refrigeration circuits, actively supports the fight against climate change by preventing their uncontrolled emission into the atmosphere and thus avoiding these gases' contribution to global warming and/or the acceleration of the destruction of the ozone layer.
FCC Ámbito has been treating WEEE for more than 22 years, by means of its several management facilities for the white, brown and grey lines of household appliances, fluorescent tubes and lamps, and different types of equipment and batteries and accumulators. Thanks to these facilities, the company manages directly or through its subsidiaries more than 40,000 Tm/year of this waste, with the recovery and reuse of the resources contained in them in the production processes.
This acquisition is part of FCC Medio Ambiente's 2050 Sustainability Strategy, a 30-year business development roadmap based on four axes of action: environmental, social, excellence and governance. With the management of the increasingly abundant WEEE waste, FCC Ámbito seeks to boost circular economy to reinforce the environmental axis with the aim of achieving the European Union's waste recovery targets for 2035.
FCC Ámbito is the subsidiary of FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente specialising in the comprehensive management of industrial and commercial waste, recovery of by-products and decontamination of soil. It has a total of 39 treatment centres in Spain and Portugal, with more than 67 processing lines that guarantee the functionality of the facilities.