ICEL is proud to have been the first national cutlery company with Environmental Certification by the Portuguese Standard EN ISO 14001 since 2003.
In this scope, a set of built-in environmental practices are
inherent to our production process, with concrete objectives at the following levels:
Rational consumption of resources
Use of eco-design principles;
Effective control and management of raw materials and
Contribution to improving air quality
Reduction of gaseous emissions to the environment by the use
of a hydro-filtration system for the treatment and monitoring of air pollution;
Control of refrigerant gases by contract with certified
company for the purpose;
Minimizing environmental noise in the surroundings
by the existence of soundproofing structures and external equipment with minimum
emissions of ambient noise;
Optimization of water and energy consumption
Use of water recirculation systems;
Monitoring and controlling water and energy consumption;
Existence of energy efficient equipment;
Performing energy audits to identify critical points;
Through the prevention and reduction of
raw materials and subsidiary materials.
Recycling and reuse of polymers.
Waste segregation system, with routing to recovery or
disposal destination in authorized Waste Operators.
Membership of "Ponto Verde" Company since 1998, which
assumes responsibility for the management of primary packaging placed on the
Collaboration protocol with "Ecopilhas".
Protection of water resources
Treatment of effluents in the industrial wastewater
treatment plant (ETARI) in full operation since 2002. Through this station, the
treated wastewater is sent to the public sanitation system, according to what
is required by municipal regulation.