Environmental developments in ME Elecmetal’s global operations

The increasing demands for environmental management with international standards is a reality for ME Elecmetal in its global operations.

Among the most relevant aspects at the environmental level, the most important in the industry are:

  1. Circularity: the need to decompress customers’ waste dumps and reuse unused materials, along with improving the profitability of the products offered.
  2. Emissions: develop an energy matrix with a greater presence of renewables.
  3. Water resource: reduce the use of water in the operation, promoting recirculation.
  4. Particulate Material: reduce dust generated in operations.

To this end, ME Elecmetal has developed a series of actions in its operations, in addition to continuing to explore others aimed at improving its environmental performance, with a special focus on circularity and emissions.

How does the customer solve their problem today?

Currently, the customer is defining and integrating international standards into its environmental management, requirements that are permeating its different suppliers.


Some of the international certifications in this field are:

ISO 140001, for environmental management

LEED, for sustainable construction

Carbon Trust, carbon footprint

B companies, among others

Sustainability is part of ME Elecmetal’s history and is at the core of its business.

During 2023, the company formalized the actions it was already developing under a sustainability strategy, which prioritizes and defines the work focuses through four pillars that seek to anticipate and respond to the challenges of the environment:


  1. Elecmetal Seal
  2. People
  3. Environment
  4. Links to create value


In the environmental area, ME Elecmetal has defined a work plan with three main focuses:

  1. Circular economy: development of different products that ensure the circularity of their raw materials.
  2. Carbon footprint: transition of the energy matrix of its operations, with a greater presence of renewable energies.
  3. Value chain: extension of its environmental standards and guidelines, to be applied to its suppliers.

Through the implementation of the different definitions and environmental certifications, ME Elecmetal seeks to be a strategic partner for all its customers.

The current stage is to define global environmental standards that can be applied to operations in South America, North America, Oceania and Asia, Africa and China.

“We want to be a strategic ally that adds value to mining processes and other target markets. We know that globally the issue of climate change and concern for environmental management is something that all companies are managing,” explains José Pablo Domínguez, Global Operations Manager of ME Elecmetal.


“In environmental terms, we have defined a roadmap together with our suppliers to move towards products containing more environmentally friendly definitions,” adds Dominguez.

In the different countries we have observed diverse receptions, but in general, it has resulted in long-standing commercial ties and in an evolution of environmental management, together with the definitions that our clients themselves make for their operations.


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