Environment

WE ARE A COMPANY FOCUSED ON GROWTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF QUEQUEN PORT WITH STRONG COMMITTMENT ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION, HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.

From the very beginning of the project we have fulfilled every regulation and implemented the necessary resources to maximize natural resources preservation.

On December 2013, the Provincial Agency for Sustainable Development (OPDS – Organismo Provincial de Desarrollo Sustentable) approved the environmental impact studies (E.I.A.) for the beginning of the execution works (Act No. 12,605 and Executive Order No. 96/07 / (Ley 12.605) Decreto 96/07).

Technological investments and processes:

/ ENGINEERING MEASURES:

– Tipping platforms confinement

– Dust traps in truck discharging

– Aspirator filters of dust generated in grain unloading and transporting.

– Dust suppressors with proximity sensors and speed reducers for vessel loading

– Transitory storage depots for special waste approved by Act 11,720 Regulatory Decree No. 806/97 (Ley 11720 decreto reglamentario 806/97)

PROCEDURES:

1. Operating procedures of every company department.

2. Safety procedures:

– Emergency action plan Waste management · Accident management · Contractor management · Chemical management · Training and coaching · Plant inspections Physical condition and medical checkups · Personal protective equipment · Fire control systems Storage tanks for liquids · Work permits of hazardous jobs · Blocking and labeling of equipments · Confined spaces · Gas emissions control

CERTIFICATIONS:

– Approval of the environmental impact study (December 2013)

– Registration as special waste generators. (February 2015)

SECURITY AND HEALTH:

The department of Hygiene, Safety and Environment is composed by two professionals graduated in Environmental Control, Health and Safety as well as eight technicians specialized in the field.

Todos los integrantes de este departamento trabajan día a día promoviendo la prevención de accidentes, favoreciendo el bienestar laboral y apoyando el desarrollo seguro de todas las actividades que se realizan en Sitio 0 de Quequén S.A. / All the members of this department work every day promoting accident prevention, fostering well-being at work and supporting the safe development of all the activities that are performed at Sitio 0 de Quequén S.A.

Our company policy is providing a safe and healthy workplace, complying with laws and regulations in force and enforce compliance with them. In the managing our operations, we make an effort in environment preservation and minimize accident risks that can arise during task performing.

Sitio 0 de Quequén S.A. is committed to perform its operations in a safe manner. Therefore, two studies have been done: Risk Identification and Assessment (IPER) and Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) in sector and posts at the terminal, with the aim of eliminating risks with engineering measures and obtaining safe facilities with the latest technology.

Our terminal has set out to start the implementation of quality standards regulations, having the aim of certifying the three most important standards for the activity (ISO 9001- ISO 14001 – OHSAS 18.001)

· ISO 9001:2008 is the basis of the quality management system since it is an international standard that focuses on all the elements of quality management with which an organization must count on to have an effective system that allows management and improvement of its products and services quality.

· OHSAS 18001 establishes the minimum requirements for the best occupational health and safety practices.

· ISO 14001 provides the framework to fulfill our clients’ growing expectations in terms of corporate responsibility as well as regulatory and legal requirements.