Getting the Zero Waste certification has been hugely important for Fama, as we have now given 99.985% of the waste generated in the last eight months a second useful life, preventing it from ending up in a landfill.
Since we got the ISO 14001 certification four years ago, we have undertaken continued efforts to reduce our industrial waste. Protecting the environment has been part of our DNA for decades, although it has only been in the last ten years that we have made greater efforts toward our mission of being a company that contributes to sustainability. We have changed part of our production processes (sometimes with great difficulty) in order to achieve those waste reutilization data, which today confirm us to be a environmentally committed company.
Interestingly, the inspiration to get this certificate came from an episode of “The Simpsons”, as our CEO Félix López explains in this blog post.
One of the most important changes has been managing the waste generated by fabric cutting machines. We used to throw away large quantities of industrial trash following this process, but now, thanks to reutilization, we can ensure it does not end up in a landfill. Thanks to this project, Fama was selected to be among the “101 Business Examples of actions #ForTheClimate”.
All these efforts have also been rewarded with the recognition of organizations like BBVA, which selected Fama in the first edition of its “Revoluciona Prizes” for our work in the areas of sustainability, innovation and work-life balance.
All these awards and recognitions drive us to continue on our journey of reducing our environmental footprint through a series of actions that, taken together, can produce great results. If you want to learn about our improvement projects, we invite you to read the list of small and large actions related to sustainability.