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El Corte Inglés Asturias certified for Zero Waste

15/10/2020

The El Corte Inglés Group in Asturias has obtained the certification for Zero Waste from AENOR for all its establishments in Asturias, as well as for its logistics platform located in Siero. As a result, El Corte Inglés has become the first company in the region to prove that at least 90% of all its waste fractions avoid landfill as the final destination. El Corte Inglés is the first Spanish distribution company in Asturias to obtain this certification.

This certificate helps organisations to optimise their processes, focusing on reducing waste generation to recognise the impetus for a Circular Economy, which prioritises reuse and recycling, taking advantage of waste to be reused as a raw material for new processes. In this way, the company is ahead of the new European guidelines.

The activity carried out by El Corte Inglés generates 50 different waste fractions, which are correctly separated for their assessment. This waste is generated both by the business itself and customer households. These include the management of various categories: vegetable oils, cardboard, various types of plastics, electrical appliances and household appliances. Products that will be destined for reuse, recovery or recycling.

With these measures, El Corte Inglés in Asturias estimates it has been possible to prevent an amount of waste equivalent to that generated in one day by 200,000 people being taken to landfill and thus reduce the environmental impact of disposing of such waste.

Please find more information in the press release attached.

To the left of the photo, Javier Esteban, El Corte Inglés' Regional Manager for Galicia-Asturias, and Juan Lucas García, Diirector of AENOR in Asturias.

Press Release​​​​