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Environmental footprint

Eco-efficiency in MAPFRE

One of MAPFRE's main environmental objectives is to guarantee the rational use of resources.

Minimizing the consumption of water, paper and energy, and reducing and reusing waste generated is achieved with the implementation of good environmental practices aimed at minimizing our environmental footprint. Employee participation in the form of responsible consumption and the implementation of the optimum waste management practices are critical to the achievement of these objectives.

  • Water
  • Energy
  • Waste
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

  • Responsible consumption and green purchasing
  • Sustainable building

Water resources are critical when we think about the future of our planet, since the consequences of Climate Change are threatening the availability of drinkable water directly.

MAPFRE is aware of this situation and for this reason it is committed to the comprehensive and sustainable management of water at its facilities, launching programs and implementing management measures that can optimize and reduce the consumption of water without reducing the levels of comfort, which guarantees that the waste water generated at its facilities and discharged into the public sewer system meets with the quality standards established in the current legislation.

Efficiency, technology, design, regulations, control of consumption and responsibility are some of the factors that MAPFRE takes into account during the efficient management of the facilities and activities that require the use of water.

Water consumption

Measurement 2017 2016 2015
Total water consumption m3 615,356 709,834 758,448
Water per employee m3 /employee 18.01 21.02 21.7

2015 and 2016: Data for Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Portugal, the Philippines and Malta.
2017: Data for Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, USA, Italy (direct line), Mexico, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Portugal, the Philippines and Malta.

The sustainable use of energy has become one of the main challenges humanity is facing. Promoting and disseminating the principles of a new energy culture, based on the responsible use and management of energy, is one of MAPFRE's commitments, dedicating its efforts to ensuring that energy saving and efficiency are guaranteed as the green growth instrument for a low-carbon economy.

Innovation, energy efficiency, renewable energies and eco-efficiency are some of the factors that MAPFRE takes into account to identify and manage its energy aspects, in addition to the optimization and promotion of the best sustainable practices, without prejudice to the degree of comfort and quality required inside its facilities.

Energy consumption

Measurement 2017 2016 2015
Total energy consumption GWh 125.74 132.06 137.68
Renewable energy consumption GWh 68.47 64.87 18.77
Total energy consumed/employee kWh/employee annual 3,680 3,910 3,939
Energy activity consumption kWh/premium (thousands of euros) 6.5 6.9 7.2

2015 and 2016: Data for Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Portugal, the Philippines and Malta.
2017: Data for Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, USA, Italy (direct line), Mexico, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Portugal, the Philippines and Malta.

One of the most important problems our planet is facing is the generation and incorrect management of waste. As a sustainable company, MAPFRE has established guidelines to manage the waste derived from its activities with an efficient and optimal approach, including the prevention of contamination and optimum use of resources as its priorities, beyond the strict compliance with the applicable laws.

Prevention, reusage, recycling and energy evaluation are factors that, together with the regulations, responsibility and promotion of good practices, are included in the design and logistics of the Waste Management Systems implemented at MAPFRE, and which require the participation and involvement of everyone working for the company to guarantee their correct functioning.

Waste management

Waste management indicators Measurement 2017 2016 2015
Paper Metric tons 888.54 1,072.11 991.00
Toner Metric tons 18.37 14.97 18.30
Computers and electronic equipment managed Metric tons 33.66 86.76 61.74
Computers and electronic equipment donated Metric tons 8.77 10.57 18.38
Incandescent and fluorescent bulbs at end of useful life Metric tons 1.60 4.11 2.19
Batteries Metric tons 3.80 2.46 3.40
Hazardous waste in Buildings Metric tons 5.07 2.40 2.71
Hazardous waste in Workshops Metric tons 102.14 89.01 91.00
Non-hazardous waste in Buildings and Workshops (*) Metric tons 1,585.70 2,352.70 1,250.00
Other non-hazardous waste Metric tons 769.89 205.85 213.00
Sanitary waste Metric tons 2.78 2.31 2.21
Expired drugs Metric tons 0.11 0.16 0.11
X-rays Metric tons 0.98 0.87 0.83
Computer storage media Metric tons 2.78 8.62 6.17
Total waste disposed in landfills Metric tons 398.36 651.34 195.17

2015 and 2016: Data for Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Portugal, the Philippines and Malta.
2017: Data for Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, USA, Italy (direct line), Mexico, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Portugal, the Philippines and Malta.

(*) Scope:
2015: Data for Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, USA, Portugal.
2016: Data for Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, USA, Portugal, Chile.
2017: Data for Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, and Turkey.

Contributing to the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions generated by the organization through engagement in its activities presents both a challenge and an opportunity for MAPFRE, indicating is commitment to the struggle against climate change.

MAPFRE determines, quantifies and evaluates the carbon footprint left by its activities: its consolidated GHG carbon footprint, including both direct emissions associated with activities that are controlled by the organization as well as indirect emissions that, not being generated in sources controlled by the company, are the result of such activities.

Greenhouse gases

MT CO2eq 2017 (**) 2016 (*) 2015 (*)
Scope 1 13,271.93 13,445.24 14,042.93
Scope 2 15,495,.7 (***) 19,267.39 (***) 26,903.41
Scope 3 11,171.06 10,556.80 12,493.90
Item Unit 2017 2016 2015
Emissions used MT CO2/used 1.17 1.28 1.53
Emissions activity Ton CO2/premium 2.78 2.25 2.06

(*) 2015 and 2016: Data for Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Portugal, the Philippines and Malta.
(**) 2017: Data for Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, USA, Italy (direct line), Mexico, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Portugal, the Philippines, Malta and Germany.
(***) Scope 2 emissions are reduced significantly due to the electricity consumed by the Group in Spain comes from 100 percent renewable sources.

Consumption and CO2eq Emissions

Resource consumption Measurement 2017 2016 2015
Scope 1:
Natural gas consumption m3 1,156,730 1,098,991 1,109,618
Diesel consumption in buildings l 441,409 403,204 384,939
Recharging of refrigerants kg 941 733 1,041
Consumption of fuel in private vehicles l 3,164,699 3,677,690 3,728,868
Scope 2:
Electric power consumption GWh 108.72 115.95 121.64
Scope 3
Business trips (*) Tm CO2eq 8,118 7,480 8,961
Paper consumption (**) Tm CO2eq 1,408 1,369 1,771

(*) Employee travel:
2015: Data for Spain.
2016: Data for Spain, Argentina, Brazil, USA.
2017: Data for Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, USA, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Turkey.
(**) Includes emissions avoided by recycling paper.

MAPFRE includes sustainability criteria in its corporate processes associated with the acquisition of materials, products, services and/or hiring providers, with the assessment of the economic and technical aspects and the analysis of the environmental impact in their life cycle.

Product consumption

Measurement 2017 2016 2015
Total paper consumption Metric tons 2,136 2,248 2,573
Paper consumption with certification Metric tons 1,311 1,319 1,333
Paper with ecology label divided by total paper consumed % 61 69 52
Total toner consumption Units 5,455 3,875 9,575

2015 and 2016: Data for Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Portugal, the Philippines and Malta.
2017: Data for Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, USA, Italy (direct line), Mexico, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Portugal, the Philippines and Malta.

MAPFRE incorporates environmental criteria in the design, work and remodeling of its buildings and installations, selecting the best construction solutions with the least environmental impact and meeting the strictest quality standards regarding sustainable construction.

Building Country City Certification Classification Level
Torre MAPFRE Spain Barcelona Leed Core&Shell Gold
Mateo Inurria, 15 Spain Madrid Leed Core&Shell Basic
Pza. de la Independencia, 6 Spain Madrid Leed Core&Shell Gold
Sor Ángela de la Cruz, 6 Spain Madrid Leed Core&Shell Platinum
Sant Cugat del Vallés Edif. CUBS 2- CUBS 3 Spain Sant Cugat (Barcelona) Leed Commercial Interiors Gold
Torre Evolución Mexico Federal District Leed Core&Shell Gold
Torre Reforma Mexico Federal District Leed Core&Shell Gold
MAPFRE Headquarters Paraguay Asunción Leed New Construction Silver
MAPFRE Headquarters Turkey Istanbul Leed Commercial Interiors Gold
Dixon House United Kingdom London Breeam Construction Very Good
MAPFRE Headquarters Puerto Rico (USA) San Juan de Puerto Rico Energy Star Energy efficiency Not applicable
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