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EMAS certifications/registrations

Herambiente's and its subsidiaries certifications meet internationally recognised voluntary standards, such as those issued by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) for 14001, 9001 and 50001, and EU standards in the case of EMAS registration, which is carried out through a specific legislative instrument, Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009.

The standards establish the requirements that must be met by an organisation for implementing a quality management system (UNI EN ISO 9001), an environmental management system (UNI EN ISO14001), an occupational health and safety management system (UNI ISO 45001), and an energy management system (UNI CEI EN ISO 50001).

As early as 2003, the Environment Division of Hera S.p.A. has been following a course of progressive ISO 14001 certification of the plants that it manages, and this process is then integrated into the wider certification project for the entire Hera Group.

In 2005, again under the aegis of Hera S.p.A. - Environment Division, the "EMAS Project" was launched with the aim of progressive EMAS registration of the plant-related sites managed by the company.

With the birth of Herambiente, the company into which the Environment Division of Hera Spa merged in 2009, the certification and registration processes have found a natural continuation in the new company.

In 2009, Herambiente also obtained SOA certification for the execution of public works in relation to categories OG12 and OG14, classes VII and VIII respectively.

In 2018 Herambiente also achieved sustainability certification of the biomethane produced for automotive use at the Sant'Agata Bolognese site, according to the "National Certification Scheme for Biofuels and Bioliquids".

Every single cubic metre of biomethane will have a place of origin and the characteristics of the waste from which it was produced, guaranteeing the maximum transparency of the production process, as a result of the traceability and mass balance system implemented in accordance with the above-mentioned National Scheme.

From September 2018, the internal laboratory of the Santa Croce sull'Arno (PI) headquarters, which became part of Herambiente Servizi Industriali S.r.l. following the merger by incorporation of Waste Recycling with effect from 1 July 2019, was accredited in accordance with UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025. The laboratory of the subsidiary Herambiente Servizi Industriali, with the accreditation, proves its competence in the management of test methods, instrumentation, data processing and documentation.

Test reports for samples of various environmental matrices (wastewater, waste, contaminated soil) bear the ILAC ACCREDIA brand.

The Herambiente Servizi Industriali Analysis Laboratory is accredited with the ACCREDIA number 1721L.

Subsequently, in 2020, Herambiente obtained the ISO 50001 for implementing an energy management system aimed at improving the energy efficiency of the organization.

Herambiente and its subsidiaries are currently ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 50001 certified, while there are 21 EMAS-registered sites, corresponding to over 30 of Herambiente's waste management plants, in addition to the EMAS-registered sites of the Group's subsidiaries.

An energy management system guarantees companies the optimization of environmental performance through a rational use of energy and the adoption of measures to verify the energy saving and plan the improvement interventions.

The commitment of the "Health, Safety and Environment" structure is seen in the maintenance and progressive implementation of certifications for Herambiente and its subsidiaries, in order to adopt all the necessary instruments to ensure the accuracy of procedures, production processes and traceability of waste treated, as well as to contribute to the protection of the environment, resources, and employee health and safety.




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