Plan Planeta Olimpica

Plan Planeta Olímpica

6. Clean Water and Sanitation 7. Affordable and Clean Energy 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

Overview

At Olímpica, as a demonstration of their commitment to Colombian society and environmental responsibility, they are committed to carrying out actions that allow for the improvement of environmental performance, introducing environmental criteria in their productive activities that guarantee that the different points of sale and areas of the company incorporate adequate practices and actions in the processes that generate adverse environmental impacts. Plan Planeta is a program for the conservation of the environment.


Authors

Valeria Correa

Valeria Correa

Samuel Fajardo

Samuel Fajardo

Andres Guerra

Andres Guerra

School

Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración

Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración

Professor

adela velez

adela velez

Innovation

Fruver waste collection: in 2018, 576,476 kg of waste were collected, leaving 432 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere, equivalent to not using 714 m3 of landfill.

Solid Waste (Recycled Plastic): From 2009 to 2018, 2,747 tons of recycled plastic were collected, leaving 6,883,982 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere, equivalent to the use of 6,868 m3 of landfill.

Solid Waste (Recycled Cardboard): From 2009 to 2018, 47,527 tons of recycled cardboard were collected and 71,290 tons of CO2 were not emitted into the atmosphere, which is equivalent to stopping the felling of 807,959 trees.

Used cooking oil: In 2018, 44,027 kg of used cooking oil was disposed of and used, thus avoiding the emission of 1027 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere and the contamination of 47,855,430 liters of water, equivalent to 19 Olympic swimming pools.

Photovoltaic solar panels: It is a clean, silent, and safe source of energy. It is renewable, its resources are inexhaustible and non-polluting, it prevents global warming and reduces the use of fossil fuels, and contributes to sustainable development.

In 2018, 1,077 MWh of electrical energy were generated at its points of sale, thus avoiding the emission of 500 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, equivalent to the energy required for the basic consumption of 19,937 social housing units.

Eco-computing: It is a collective system of selective collection and environmental management of computer and peripheral waste.

The waste they receive is Monitors and CPUs, Mice and keyboards, Laptops and tablets, USB and hard drives, printers and scanners, Computer and peripheral waste, and finally external DVD and CD drives.

From 2016 to 2018, 97,396 kg of waste electrical and electronic equipment were collected and therefore 146 tons of CO2 were not emitted into the atmosphere.

Lumina: Applies to tubular type burned fluorescent bulbs, compact fluorescent, and street lighting.

From 2015 to 2018, 11,533 kg of lights were properly disposed of and 16,244 tons of CO2 were not emitted into the atmosphere, thus avoiding the contamination of 336,393 m3 of water, equivalent to 132 Olympic swimming pools.

Ruedaverde: Collective system of selective collection and environmental management of tire waste.

From 2012 to 2017, 903,332 kg of tires were properly disposed of and 1,979 tons of CO2 equivalent to 15,079 m3 of asphalt mix were left in the atmosphere, which would be enough to asphalt 18.3 km of roads.

Batteries for the Environment: Management for the collection of AA, AAA, 6, 9, and 12-volt batteries, cellular and portable, by means of containers.

From 2018 to 2019, 177.9 kg of alkaline batteries were properly disposed of and 0.41 tons of CO2 were not emitted into the atmosphere, preventing the contamination of 1,297,188 m3 of water, equivalent to 519 Olympic swimming pools.

Plan Planeta Olimpica

Inspiration

Since 2009 Olímpica recovers recycled material generated in the points of sale nationwide. With the recycling program, the company has stopped emitting 6,955,272 tons of CO2 to the planet. On July 22, 2019, in Barranquilla, Olímpica reaffirms its commitment to environmental conservation with a robust solid waste management plan that seeks to give a second chance to material suitable for recycling, generated in more than 378 points of sale nationwide.

Overall impact

By adopting this environmental policy, they commit to

1. Comply with current environmental regulations.

2. To satisfy the environmental requirements acquired voluntarily.

3. Minimize, prevent and control the environmental impacts generated by the company in the development of our business activities, such as the generation of solid and hazardous waste, water consumption, electricity consumption, and air emissions.

4. Formulate plans, programs, and projects that lead the company towards sustainable environmental management.

5. Prevent and control pollution through efficient processes and practices of environmental care that generate economic value for the company, reducing costs associated with the final disposal of waste and energy consumption.

6. Communicate and educate its employees about the commitments of this policy, since they are the ones who contribute significantly to the fulfillment of it.

Business benefit

The products that can be used within the recycling program are cardboard, plastic, folding cartons, fruit boxes, apple boxes, egg trays, apple trays, PET, file paper, newsprint, Kraft bags, glass, scrap metal, polystyrene, tarps, and plastic hooks.

This recycling program helps the company succeed and be part of those companies that are environmentally responsible.

Social and environmental benefit

According to the information shown above, the following are the ODS [SDG] as identified by us that we think Olímpica is mainly focusing on:

6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

7 - Affordable and non-polluting energy

12 - Responsible production and consumption

13 - Climate action

15 - Life of terrestrial ecosystems

Interview

Raul Bustamante, Manager of Quality Assurance

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Plan Planeta Olímpica

Plan Planeta Olímpica

Barranquilla, Atlántico, CO

Business Website: https://www.olimpica.com/

Year Founded: 2009

Number of Employees: 10000+

Olímpica has the responsibility of watching over the environmental protection during the development of the production and commercialization of products of massive consumption, inside its own facilities and outside them, avoiding that damages to the Health and the Environment are caused, always looking for improvement, conservation, and restoration of the natural resources used in the function of the criteria of equity and sustainability.

Plan Planeta is a program for the conservation of the environment and it is mostly based on the following:

Fruver waste collection: in 2018, 576,476 kg of waste were collected, leaving 432 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere, equivalent to not using 714 m3 of landfill.

Solid Waste (Recycled Plastic): From 2009 to 2018, 2,747 tons of recycled plastic were collected, leaving 6,883,982 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere, equivalent to the use of 6,868 m3 of landfill.

Solid Waste (Recycled Cardboard): From 2009 to 2018, 47,527 tons of recycled cardboard were collected and 71,290 tons of C02 were not emitted into the atmosphere, which is equivalent to stopping the felling of 807,959 trees.

Used cooking oil: In 2018, 44,027 kg of used cooking oil was disposed of and used, thus avoiding the emission of 1027 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere and the contamination of 47,855,430 liters of water, equivalent to 19 Olympic swimming pools.

Photovoltaic solar panels: It is a clean, silent, and safe source of energy. It is renewable, its resources are inexhaustible and non-polluting, it prevents global warming and reduces the use of fossil fuels, and contributes to sustainable development.

In 2018, 1,077 MWh of electrical energy were generated at its points of sale, thus avoiding the emission of 500 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, equivalent to the energy required for the basic consumption of 19,937 social housing units.

Eco-computing: It is a collective system of selective collection and environmental management of computer and peripheral waste.

The waste they receive is Monitors and CPUs, Mice and keyboards, Laptops and tablets, USB and hard drives, printers and scanners, Computer and peripheral waste, and finally external DVD and CD drives.

From 2016 to 2018, 97,396 kg of waste electrical and electronic equipment were collected and therefore 146 tons of CO2 were not emitted into the atmosphere.

Lumina: Applies to tubular type burned fluorescent bulbs, compact fluorescent, and street lighting.

From 2015 to 2018, 11,533 kg of lights were properly disposed of and 16,244 tons of CO2 were not emitted into the atmosphere, thus avoiding the contamination of 336,393 m3 of water, equivalent to 132 Olympic swimming pools.

Ruedaverde: Collective system of selective collection and environmental management of tire waste.

From 2012 to 2017, 903,332 kg of tires were properly disposed of and 1,979 tons of CO2 equivalent to 15,079 m3 of asphalt mix were left in the atmosphere, which would be enough to asphalt 18.3 km of roads.

Batteries for the Environment: Management for the collection of AA, AAA, 6, 9, and 12-volt batteries, cellular and portable, by means of containers.

From 2018 to 2019, 177.9 kg of alkaline batteries were properly disposed of and 0.41 tons of CO2 were not emitted into the atmosphere, preventing the contamination of 1,297,188 m3 of water, equivalent to 519 Olympic swimming pools.