Teksid is totally committed to sustainable development
Being a leader in one's field means much more than merely managing a successful company, it also entails ethical responsibility. With this in mind, each and every day Teksid does its utmost to operate in terms of sustainable development, looking to the future.
One of the company’s main missions is to safeguard the environment, the objective being to minimize the environmental impact of its technologies and products. Teksid firmly believes in researching innovative and ecological solutions, striving daily to achieve improvements in this field. Teksid’s efforts are focused on minimizing environmental impact resulting from consumption of energy and natural resources, production of waste and environmental emissions.
Teksid’s commitment was acknowledged by being included, together with the FCA Group, in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a rating system that evaluates the environmental, social and economic commitment of major companies quoted on stock markets around the globe. With a score of 88/100, the Group is positioned among world leaders in this rating.
The Aveiro plant and the preservation of biodiversity
Just one of the many examples of Teksid’s daily concern for the environment is represented by its plant in Aveiro, Portugal. Situated in the Cacia industrial district, the site is surrounded by a natural area of great biodiversity and a large lagoon classified as a conservation area: Ria de Aveiro. The waters from many estuaries converge at this point, creating the swamps, marshes, and agricultural areas of the zone that are an ideal habitat for many species of birds.
Teksid decided to carry out a biodiversity analysis of the area and an environmental impact analysis on the territory surrounding the Aveiro plant. In 2012 the company began applying the Biodiversity Value Index (BVI), developed by FCA in 2010, in order to study interaction between industrial plants and biodiversity. The Biodiversity Value Index analyses the aquatic and terrestrial biological indicators within a 5-km radius and quantifies the environmental impact generated by human activities. The study highlighted low anthropic pressure and a healthy level of biodiversity. The Aveiro plant will continue to monitor this situation over time, raising awareness campaigns on the issue, in collaboration with local Authorities, with a view to increasing public awareness on safeguarding biodiversity.