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Environmental Aspects

Identify the environmental effects as the starting point

The employment of the Environmental Management System in the different activities of the Group enables the different work centres to identify their most significant environmental issues and to define the measures needed to minimize their impact.

Grupo OHL / Significant Aspects 2009
DivisionSignificant Aspects
OHL CONCESSIONS
  • Energy consumption (fossil fuels).
  • Impact on flora and fauna.
  • Management of hazardous and urban waste.
  • Atmospheric emission of gases, particles and noise..
OHL INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION
  • Generation of waste (inert and hazardous).
  • Impact on ground and soiling of roadways.
  • Emission of dust and particles into the atmosphere.
  • Emission of noise and vibrations into the atmosphere.

In the plants and manufacture mixes (concrete and aggregates), the emission of GHG and cleaning liquid spills.

OHL NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION
  • Energy consumption.
  • Generation of inert and hazardous waste.
  • Emission of noise and vibrations into the atmosphere..
  • Emission of dust and particles into the atmosphere.
OHL DEVELOPMENTS
  • Impact on flora and fauna.
  • Impact on biodiversity and ecosystems: beaches, mangroves and tundra.
  • Management of hazardous and urban waste.
  • Water consumption.
OHL ENVIRONMENT
  • Energy consumption.
  • Management of wastes characteristic of the activity: mud, sludge, sand and grease.
  • Discharge of liquid pollutants (desalination).
  • Gas and odor emissions.