CARGILL: CARGILL BCN

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General data

Presentation

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Cargill's goal is to deliver nutrition globally in a safe, responsible and sustainable manner. We combine our experience with new technologies and expertise, making us a trusted partner to customers and suppliers in the food, animal nutrition, agriculture, financial and industrial sectors in more than 125 countries. To this end, we have:

  • 155,000 employees
  • Working in 70 countries
  • More than 150 years of experience.

We founded our company on the belief that "Our word is our commitment". This is the standard by which we do business. We are committed to working responsibly as we pursue our goal of being the global leader in empowering people.

Cargill has been present in Spain since 1960. Today it operates through its sole legal entity, Cargill S.L.U., and has around 700 employees located at its headquarters in Sant Cugat del Vallés and production plants in Martorell, Reus, Mequinenza and Barcelona.

At its plant in the Port of Barcelona, with an average of 67 workers, Cargill SLU carries out activities dedicated to the milling of soya beans, obtaining flour for the manufacture of animal feed, crude oil for subsequent food and industrial use (food and feed) and hulls. It has had an Environmental Management System with ISO 14001 Certification since 1998 and since 1999 it has adhered to the Community Environmental Management and Audit Scheme, EMAS, (E-CAT-S-000013).

This environmental statement is an update of the one made in 2019 and is due for its 8th renewal in 2024.

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 2021

Centre/s
1

Workers
67

Production in tn
754.203

Surface area
36.872 m2

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This year 2021, Cargill Barcelona presents our first Environmental Statement in 100% DIGITAL format. With it, we improve our communication and efficiency in application of the European EMAS Regulation. EHS COORDINATOR

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Policies and management system

Activities and scope of the Environmental Statement

Cargill SLU, at its plant in the Port of Barcelona, is dedicated to the milling of soya beans, obtaining flour for the manufacture of animal feed and crude oil for subsequent food and industrial use (food and feed) and hulls. Operations are governed by Cargill's Principles of Food Safety, Environment and Occupational Health and Safety. The production centre facilities are located at Muelle Álvarez de la Campa, nº 2, in the Port of Barcelona.

Likewise, the scope of the Environmental Management System covers the activities of "production of flour and crude oil from soya beans" carried out at the work centre that Cargill has in Barcelona at Calle Muelle Alvarez de la Campa, S/N (08039). It is not foreseen that any other work centre of CARGILL SLU in Spain will join the EMAS register.

The total surface area of the facilities occupied by Cargill Barcelona is approximately 36,872 m² plus 9,554 m², the latter granted in a new concession on 12 February 2016. The land is classified as industrial use and is an administrative concession from the Port of Barcelona. The land occupied by Cargill was reclaimed from the sea, so there was no previous use of the land.

In the work centre that is the subject of this Environmental Statement, an average of 67 employees work in five production shifts, every day of the year, plus temporary contractors depending on the needs of the plant. 

The EHS function has a person on site who performs the functions of the management system, environment, prevention and process safety. This person is part of the national EHS structure, receiving support from him and the plant from the various specialists that make up the national EHS team.

The environmental management system has a manual, 27 documented procedures, records and instructions.

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Description of the Environmental Management System

CARGILL SLU, at its Barcelona work centre, has held ISO 14001 Certification since 1998, and has voluntarily adhered to the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) since 1999, in accordance with EC Regulation 1221/2009, with registration number E-CAT-S-000013.

The scope of the Environmental Management System covers the activities of "production of flour and crude oil from soya beans" carried out in the work centre that Cargill has in Barcelona at Calle Muelle Alvarez de la Campa, S/N (08039). It is not foreseen that any other work centre of CARGILL SLU in Spain will join the EMAS register.

On an annual basis, and as established by the ISO 14001 standard, an audit is carried out by a certifying body in order to evaluate the Management System, and to detect deviations in order to take actions to improve the environmental performance of the organisation.

As a highlight of the commitment to continuous improvement and pollution prevention set out in the Centre's policy, Cargill developed an extraordinary plan at the end of the 1990s to reduce dust emissions to minimum levels well below those that exist in this type of industry worldwide. This emission prevention control plan, once developed and implemented, achieved excellent results and was recognised internally by the company worldwide, with the plant receiving the "Achievers Recognition Award". This is a prestigious award given by CARGILL in which all Cargill plants in all divisions around the world compete and in which the technical improvements used are rewarded. Furthermore, these minimisation processes were approved by the Barcelona City Council Authorities.

CARGILL SLU currently has Environmental Authorisation reference B1CS160151 of 2019.

The plant renewed its concession with the Port in February 2016 for the next 20 years, thus ensuring its activity in the Port of Barcelona with the implementation of several projects to improve the facilities and their operation. 

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Location and contact

Address: Moll Álvarez de la Campa, 2 Barcelona Tel: +34 932 230 454 - Mail: -
Web: https://www.cargill.es

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Organizational Policy

Environmental protection, occupational health and safety and food safety protection are part of the basic policies of Cargill SLU Barcelona Plant.

This Policy ensures a commitment to adhere to the following Fundamental Principles:

ENVIRONMENT  

  • Comply and ensure ongoing compliance with current environmental legislation and regulations, as well as Cargill's internal and external requirements. Work to achieve and ensure effective protection of the environment, using the best available techniques. Likewise, to ensure the rational use of natural resources, aiming to optimise the consumption of energy, water and natural gas at the Plant, thus collaborating in the achievement of sustainable development.
  • To evaluate the environmental aspects caused by our soybean crushing activity, with the aim of preventing, eliminating or reducing them as much as possible, paying special attention to atmospheric emissions, waste generation and management, discharges into the aquatic environment and noise.
  • Establish environmental objectives and targets, with programmes to review and achieve them, in order to achieve, with the participation of the whole organisation, a continuous improvement of our environmental performance, implementing pollution prevention.
  • Promote the minimisation of waste generation, and ensure its correct internal and external management.
  • Make the environmental declaration on an annual basis with transparent and truthful information.

HEALTH AND SAFETY  

  • Improve and increase the safety culture of all plant personnel.
  • Involve all staff in communicating and eliminating conditions or behaviour that could lead to serious or fatal accidents (SIF).
  • Identify the hazards and risks present in all our activities and work areas, notify them to our personnel together with the corresponding prevention and control measures, in order to eliminate or minimise accidents, injuries and occupational illnesses arising from them.
  • Protect the health and well-being of our staff by providing them with a safe, healthy and healthy working environment and working conditions in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a management system based on strict compliance with national and international laws, regulations and standards related to occupational health and safety and at the same time with Cargill's corporate policies and standards.
  • Develop plans to educate, train and raise the awareness of our staff on the obligations and responsibilities inherent to occupational health and safety, and involve them in the system and in monitoring the effectiveness of these policies.
  • Promote and sustain continual improvement of the safety management system, processes and performance related to occupational safety and health based on audit findings, analysis of statistics and data, corrective and preventive actions and other sources of improvement. 

FOOD SECURITY  

  • Cargill is committed to providing services, food and products that are safe for people and animals.
  • We will use only those suppliers and systems for product development, procurement, supply chain, transportation, warehousing, manufacturing and distribution that ensure the Food Safety/Safety and regulatory compliance of our products.
  • All relevant Food Safety aspects will be communicated internally and externally.
  • We will comply with the Food Safety/Food Security requirements we have agreed with our customers.
  • All Cargill business units, functions and employees are responsible for ensuring the safe manufacture of products that comply with applicable laws and regulations and Food Safety/Food Safety and Quality requirements. 

GENERAL  

  • Comply with the legal, regulatory and statutory requirements in force.
  • Comply with stakeholder requirements.
  • To have the necessary elements and measures in place to avoid accidents or incidents that could have a negative impact on the environment, health, occupational safety and food safety.
  • Establish permanent communication and information procedures and channels with our employees, customers, suppliers and the general public about the repercussions of our activity on the environment, occupational health and safety and food safety.
  • To provide the financial, human and technological resources necessary for the conservation of the environment, the prevention of pollution and occupational accidents, the promotion of workers' health and the protection of food safety.
  • Pre-assess organisational changes to ensure that they do not have a negative impact on the preservation of the environment, occupational health and safety and food safety.
  • To encourage the active participation, involvement, awareness and sense of responsibility of all our employees in relation to the repercussions of their work on the Environment, Health, Safety at Work and Food Safety, by means of adequate and continuous education and training, providing the necessary resources for this purpose.
  • Select suppliers that meet our requirements for a full guarantee of raw materials and ingredients.
  • Identify risks and opportunities related to Environment, Health, Safety at Work and Food Safety, in order to control or optimise them.
  • Continuous improvement of processes.

This Policy is part of CARGILL's core management principles. It will be reviewed and published annually, communicated to all employees and made publicly available.

Carlos Velez (Plant Manager)

Barcelona 07 March 2019

Mission

Cargill's goal is to deliver nutrition globally in a safe, responsible and sustainable manner. We combine our experience with new technologies and expertise, making us a trusted partner to customers and suppliers in the food, animal nutrition, agriculture, financial and industrial sectors in more than 125 countries. To this end, we have:

  • 160,000 employees
  • Working in 70 countries
  • More than 150 years of experience.

We founded our company on the belief that "Our word is our commitment". This is the standard by which we do business. We are committed to working responsibly as we pursue our goal of being the global leader in empowering people.

Cargill has been present in Spain since 1960. Today it operates through its sole legal entity, Cargill S.L.U., and has around 700 employees located at its headquarters in Sant Cugat del Vallés and production plants in Martorell, Reus, Mequinenza and Barcelona.

At its plant in the Port of Barcelona, Cargill SLU carries out activities dedicated to the milling of soya beans, obtaining flour for the manufacture of animal feed, crude oil for subsequent food and industrial use (food and feed) and hulls.  

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Vision

Cargill works to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. That's why we focus on creating connections because together we can transform the world. We are uniquely positioned to connect people, to make a positive impact on the planet through the products and services we provide, while advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Cargill promotes an ongoing commitment to the environment to ensure safe, healthy and environmentally friendly workplaces by implementing and promoting a number of specific programmes around the world to protect the Environment, Health and Safety of its employees, contractors, customers, communities and all those people and surroundings that may be affected in some way by its activities.

Cargill S.L.U. undertakes to comply with all applicable legal requirements in order to prevent any harm to people, health or the environment, and is committed to the continuous improvement of its environmental management systems and its actions, and to its responsibility in this regard:

  • Construct, maintain and operate plants and their facilities in order to protect the environment, human and physical resources; provide and require the use of appropriate equipment and protective measures; and ensure that all work, however urgent, is carried out safely;
  • Comply with all requirements and limits imposed by applicable national and international legislation, with the Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Requirements, as well as any other requirements agreed by the Company;
  • Pay special attention to the prevention of all risks and accidents that may affect the environment, health or safety of people and fully implement a system of risk identification and assessment, as well as process control measures for all its activities and identification of possible emergency situations and prepare the actions to be taken in the event of their occurrence;
  • Involve workers in the risk assessment process, in accident investigations, in the development and review of EHS policies and objectives and consult them in the event of any changes that could affect EHS;
  • Establish continuous improvement programmes, defining objectives and establishing action plans for their achievement, including allocation of resources, review and results;
  • Working in the fields of Research & Development and Engineering for continuous improvement of products and processes in order to reduce risks and environmental impacts;
  • Maximise production, aiming to minimise the consumption of raw and auxiliary materials, as well as the production of waste;
  • To use energy and natural resources rationally and efficiently, reducing their consumption by optimising planning and production systems;
  • To reduce, as far as technically and economically feasible, the level of emissions to air, water and soil, including odour and noise, and to ensure that waste is properly disposed of;
  • Train and raise awareness among all personnel of their own importance in the Company through the use of internal information exchange systems in order to achieve continuous improvement in the performance of the EHS management system;
  • Cooperate with local authorities, inspectors and government partners to work together to reduce risks and minimise environmental impacts;
  • Inform all stakeholders of the main parameters of our EHS Management System, as well as support local projects related to Safety, Health and Environment;
  • To contribute, through the collaboration of our suppliers, to the reduction of the impacts on Safety, Health and the Environment derived from the goods and services obtained from them;
  • Establish regular inspections to verify the effectiveness of the EHS Management System and the achievement of targets, as well as the monitoring of overall EHS performance through appropriate inspection and control activities.

Communication and participation

Reporting EMAS Digital System 

The present document shown on your screen corresponds to the EMAS Digital Environmental Statement of the organisation. CARGILL. It includes the complete and validated Environmental Statement of the organisation.

Social information

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Link here to our main social networks.

Other information and news of interest

Content not required by the EMAS Regulation or its complementary provisions.

Audiovisual material of interest

Environmental assessment and performance

Key metrics

 Indicadores globales 2021

Includes the sum of all the organisation's sites under the EMAS Register. 

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

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299,283 Mwh

- Renewable Purchasing - %Renewable Purchasing - %Renewable Purchasing - %Renewable Purchasing - %Renewable Purchasing
- Photovoltaic Prod. 0

WATER CONSUMPTION

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178.283 m3

- Supply network 100
- Grid | Others
 

SPILLS

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99572 m3

- Public watercourse 0
- Sewage system 100

CO2 EMISSIONS

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53.113,81 Tn

- Indirect 0,38 %Indirect
- Direct %Direct

WASTE

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 1.144,85 Tn

- Hazardous %Recovery
- Valorisation 96.21

Unit values on production/performance

0.4 Mhw/tn p.s.

0.236 m3/tnp.s.

0,132 m3/tnp.s

0.07 Tn/tnp.s.

0,00152 Tn/tnp.s.

Units p.s.: Produced / Served

In the following sections you can consult additional data verified and validated by the certification body AENOR on date

Dimension of the activity

Description of the main activity

Cargill SLU carries out activities at its plant in the Port of Barcelona dedicated to the milling of soya beans, obtaining flour for the manufacture of animal feed, crude oil for subsequent food and industrial use (food and feed) and hulls.

Our production process involves the use of hexane as a solvent for oil extraction.

This solvent is a product of petroleum distillation, extremely flammable and highly volatile, which is why the Barcelona plant has adopted very severe and strict safety and environmental measures to eliminate and/or minimise any associated risks.

Our operations are governed by the Cargill Principles on Food Safety, Environment and Occupational Health and Safety.

The facilities of the production centre are located at Muelle Álvarez de la Campa, nº 2, in the Port of Barcelona.

The total surface area of the facilities occupied by Cargill Barcelona is approximately 36,872 m² plus 9,554 m², the latter granted in a new concession on 12 February 2016. The land is classified as industrial use and is an administrative concession from the Port of Barcelona. The land occupied by Cargill was reclaimed from the sea, so there was no previous use of the land.

An average of 67 employees work at the site, which is the subject of this Environmental Statement, in five production shifts, every day of the year, plus temporary contractors depending on the needs of the plant.

Development of production / service provision

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Energy use and management

Energy management

The plant is powered by electricity contracted to EDP, which has a high rate of renewable energy production. The plant also plans to invest in the construction of a photovoltaic installation in the coming years.

With regard to the consumption of natural gas, it is centred on the use of a steam boiler, which supplies heat to the different stages of the production process, allowing a high recovery of the hexane used in the extraction process and guaranteeing the quality and safety of the products produced.

The process boiler will soon be replaced to improve the efficiency of the equipment and reduce atmospheric emissions, which will reduce the environmental impact.

Environmental management and control

Due to a work stoppage in the electrical transformer centre in the last quarter of 2019, diesel consumption* increased due to the use of generators, returning to normal consumption in 2020.

*10.96kWh / L of diesel. Carbon Trust Conversion Factors

Specific key figures and evolution

Units of energy consumption in MWh

Water use and management

Water management

The company does not have wells for water collection. The activity uses water from the municipal water supply network for its different uses and sea water for the cooling process.

The maximum water consumption foreseen during the development of the activity is 8,200,000 m3/year, with the following maximum annual consumptions for each source:

  • Water withdrawn from the municipal network: 160,000 m3/year
  • Seawater (for cooling): 8,040,000 m3/year

Environmental management and control

Water consumption increases with respect to 2019 due to the increase in production. This is particularly noteworthy in seawater catchment, given that the use of seawater foreseen in the integrated environmental authorisation is exceeded, with consumption in 2020 being 8,484,000 m3 when the foreseen limit was 8,040,000 m3. Following consultation with the OGAU, an increase in catchment flow will be requested to be included in the application for the anticipated review of the environmental authorisation in 2021.

Specific key figures and evolution

Waste water discharge management

Wastewater management

At Cargill Barcelona the discharge of water is due to:

  • Sanitary Waters
  • Stormwater
  • Industrial water (which is water from the production process)
  • Cooling Water (which is water from cooling operations)

With regard to discharge points, there are currently three:

  • One for sanitary and storm water (discharged to the public sewer after settling of solids in an underground settling tank).
  • Another for industrial water discharged into the public sewage system of the Port of Barcelona.
  • Others for water from the cooling circuit (Cargill Barcelona uses seawater for one of the cooling circuits. The discharge of cooling water is approximately 1000 m³/h., taking into account that the seawater used for cooling is returned in the same conditions as it is collected (since the exchange is totally indirect, except for a slight increase in temperature (maximum of 5º C, in accordance with Environmental Authorisation).

Environmental management and control

CARGILL SLU, as required by law, submits the results of the self-monitoring of wastewater on an annual basis to the DCO. The results with respect to the limit established by the Metropolitan Wastewater Regulation (RMAAR):

  • Nitrogen Kjeld: Limit value: 90 mg/L. Maximum value obtained: 12.7 mg/L
  • Phosphorus: Limit value: 50 mg/L. Maximum value obtained: 0.59 mg/L
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand: Limit value: 1500 mg/L. Maximum value obtained: 1080 mg/L
  • Chlorides: Limit value: 2500 mg/L Cl-. Maximum value obtained: 220 mg/L Cl-
  • Total organic carbon: Limit value: 450 mg/l. Maximum value obtained: 269 mg/L
  • Sulphides: Limit value: 1 mg/L. Maximum value obtained: 2.6 mg/L
  • Sulphates: Limit value: 1000 mg/L. Maximum value obtained: 173 mg/L
  • Suspended matter: Limit value: 750 mg/L. Maximum value obtained: 30 mg/L
  • Organic matter: Limit value: 1000 mg/L. Maximum value obtained: 720 mg/L
  • Soluble salts / Conductivity: Limit value: - Ms/cm. Maximum value obtained: 1.56 Ms/cm.
  • Inhibiting substances: 25 Equitox/m³. Maximum value obtained: 2.05 Equitox/m³.

In the inspection carried out on 23-09-2019 by the AMB, at the wastewater discharge point located in the company's car park, the sulphide parameter exceeded the limits set by the Metropolitan Wastewater Discharge Regulation. This specific analysis generated the corresponding file SN2019000497, which ended with corrective actions to find out the causes and prevent this parameter from being exceeded.

During 2020, the sulphide and chloride values were exceeded, and a meeting was held with the AMB to carry out a study on these specific events. During 2021, no exceedance of these values has been detected in the AMB's self-monitoring and inspections.

Public watercourse receiving the discharge:

Specific key figures and evolution

Co2 emissions

Emissions management

Cargill's main emissions are particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds (VOC), CO2, CO, CO, NOX and refrigerant gases.

PST: during 2019, the emissions of all dust particulate matter (PST) emitting sources were monitored; these checks are carried out every 3 years in accordance with CAPCA regulatory requirements. A new emitting source from the new silos 8-9 has also been registered, its measurement started in 2020 and ended in 2021.

VOC: during 2020 the emissions control of the Volatile Organic Compounds emissions focus (No. 747) has been carried out, which is performed every 2 years in accordance with CAPCA regulatory requirements. With regard to the improvements made during 2019 in the extraction equipment, a significant reduction in the level of VOC emissions has been achieved, being 40% lower than in previous years.

CO2: during 2019, the emissions of the plant's gas boiler were monitored. These checks are carried out every 3 years in accordance with CAPCA regulatory requirements. The current plant boiler has an output of 26706 kW and supplies steam to the plant's soybean oil extraction process. During 2020, an automatic measurement system (SAM) connected to the XEAC emissions control network of the Generalitat de Catalunya came into operation. CO2 emissions due to diesel combustion have been improved, as this year has not required the use of generators that were needed during the plant shutdown in 2019, and there have only been emissions from the use of the engines of the fire fighting system and the use of the excavator shovel for the unloading operations of the PANAMAX ships' holds.

CO and NOX: during 2019 the emissions control of the plant gas boiler was carried out, these controls are carried out every 3 years according to CAPCA regulatory requirements. The current plant boiler has an output of 26706 kW and supplies steam to the plant's soybean oil extraction process. During 2020, an automatic measurement system (SAM) connected to the XEAC emissions control network of the Generalitat de Catalunya came into operation. In 2019, a review was carried out of all the factory's emission sources: 11 combustion sources and 33 industrial process sources. The project to communicate the high and low emissions at the sources was presented at the beginning of 2020, and once a response is received from the city council, the emissions measures will be planned with an accredited entity as soon as possible. It was planned to carry out the controls in 2020, but in April 2020 the project to modify the environmental licence to include the new discharged sources was presented to the Department of Territory and Sustainability, but no response has yet been received from the local council, so the control entity has not been able to come to our facilities. In the next review, the result of the measurements will be reported, as well as if it is necessary to carry out any derived action.

Refrigerant gases: In 2020, the RITE and energy efficiency inspection of the installation was carried out. The refrigerant gas leakage control is carried out annually by the maintenance company, and the leakage of these gases increased by 18% due to several breakdowns of refrigeration equipment pending renovation.

Environmental management and control

EMITTING LAMPS

Cargill has a total of 30 active sites in 2020:

  1. Suction of silos 1 and 2 (equipment 702). Log book 5402. This source emits dust particles (CAPCA B 04060508) with an emission limit of 20 mg/Nm3.
  2. Suction of silos 3 and 4 (equipment 703). Log book 5401. This source emits dust particles (CAPCA B 04060508) with an emission limit of 20 mg/Nm3.
  3. Suction of silos 5 and 6 (equipment 704). Log book 5403. This source emits dust particles (CAPCA B 04060508) with an emission limit of 20 mg/Nm3.
  4. Privatisation of tanks 25, 24 and 30 (equipment 711). Log book 5412. This source emits dust particles (CAPCA B 04060508) with an emission limit of 20 mg/Nm3.
  5. Dryer (equipment 707A). Log book 11191. This source emits dust particles (CAPCA B 04060508) with an emission limit of 20 mg/Nm3.
  6. Dryer (equipment 707B). Log book 11192. This source emits dust particles (CAPCA B 04060508) with an emission limit of 20 mg/Nm3.
  7. - Focus decommissioned.
  8. Flour dryer suction (equipment 750). Logbook 4683. This source emits dust particles (CAPCA B 04060508) with an emission limit of 20 mg/Nm3.
  9. Aspiration of tank 94 (equipment 794). Log book 5413. This source emits dust particles (CAPCA B 04060508) with an emission limit of 20 mg/Nm3.
  10. Aspiration of tank 91 (equipment 791). Log book 5416. This source emits dust particles (CAPCA B 04060508) with an emission limit of 20 mg/Nm3.
  11. Aspiration of tank 92 (equipment 792). Log book 5417. This source emits dust particles (CAPCA B 04060508) with an emission limit of 20 mg/Nm3.
  12. Aspiration of tank 93 (equipment 793). Log book 5418. This source emits dust particles (CAPCA B 04060508) with an emission limit of 20 mg/Nm3.
  13. Suction of tanks 95 and 96 (equipment 795). Log book 5419. This source emits dust particles (CAPCA B 04060508) with an emission limit of 20 mg/Nm3.
  14. Flour cooler fan 137A (equipment 751A). Log book 4576. This source emits dust particles (CAPCA B 04060508) with an emission limit of 20 mg/Nm3.
  15. Flour cooler fan 137B (equipment 751B). Log book 4678. This source emits dust particles (CAPCA B 04060508) with an emission limit of 20 mg/Nm3.
  16. Exhaust blower purge fan (equipment 746). Log book NR-008108-P. This source emits volatile organic compounds (hexane) with emission limits established in Royal Decree 117/2003: normal pressed soya: 0.8 kg/t.
    Soya in white sheets: 1.2 kg/t. (CAPCA A06040401)
  17. Phlegm evacuation fan (equipment 747). Record book 4676. This source emits volatile organic compounds (hexane) with emission limits established in Royal Decree 117/2003: normal pressed soya: 0.8 kg/t.
    Soya in white sheets: 1.2 kg/t. (CAPCA A06040401)
  18. Natural gas boiler Capacity: 26.706 kW. Register book 3171. This lamp emits CO (emission limit 100 mg/Nm) and NOx (emission limit 450 mg/Nm). (CAPCA B03010301) 
  19. - Focus decommissioned.
  20.  Oil tank vent 56, Logbook NR-008110-P. Exempt from pollution measures as indicated in the resolution of the AAI in accordance with article 5.4 of Royal Decree 100/2011. (CAPCA C04060518)
  21. Oil tank vent 57; Logbook NR-008111-P. Exempt from pollution measures as indicated in the resolution of the AAI in accordance with article 5.4 of Royal Decree 100/2011. (CAPCA C04060518)
  22. Oil tank vent 58; Logbook NR-008112-9-P. Exempt from pollution measures as indicated in the resolution of the AAI following article 5.4 of Royal Decree 100/2011. (CAPCA C04060518)
  23. Oil tank vent 59; Logbook NR-008113-P. Exempt from pollution measures as indicated in the resolution of the AAI according to article 5.4 of Royal Decree 100/2011. (CAPCA C04060518)
  24. Oil tank vent 60; Logbook NR-008114-P. Exempt from pollution measures as indicated in the resolution of the AAI in accordance with article 5.4 of Royal Decree 100/2011. (CAPCA C04060518)
  25. Oil tank vent 61; Logbook NR-008115-P. Exempt from pollution measures as indicated in the resolution of the AAI according to article 5.4 of Royal Decree 100/2011. (CAPCA C04060518)
  26. Oil tank vent 62; Logbook NR-008116-P. Exempt from pollution measures as indicated in the resolution of the AAI according to article 5.4 of Royal Decree 100/2011. (CAPCA C04060518)
  27. Oil tank vent 63; Logbook NR-008117-P. Exempt from pollution measures as indicated in the resolution of the AAI according to article 5.4 of Royal Decree 100/2011. (CAPCA C04060518)
  28. Oil tank vent 64; Logbook NR-008118-P. Exempt from pollution measures as indicated in the resolution of the AAI according to article 5.4 of Royal Decree 100/2011. (CAPCA C04060518)
  29. Laboratory fume cupboard for solvents. Register book NR-008127-P. Focus exempt from carrying out pollution measures as indicated in the resolution of the AAI in accordance with article 5.4 of Royal Decree 100/2011. (CAPCA B04050608)
  30. Laboratory fume cupboard for acids. Registration book NR-008128-P. Focus exempt from carrying out pollution measures as indicated in the resolution of the AAI according to article 5.4 of Royal Decree 100/2011. (CAPCA B04050608)
  31. Kemper welding machine; Registration book NR-008129-P. This source emits dust particles with an emission limit of 50 mg/Nm3. (CAPCA B04050608)
  32. DHW boiler power 65kW. Register book NR-008131-C. This lamp emits CO (emission limit 100 mg/Nm) and NOx (emission limit 450 mg/Nm). (CAPCA --03010305)

None of the averages, obtained under normal operating conditions, exceed the emission limit values.

The Co2 emissions table (containing the direct* and indirect** CO2 equivalent emissions) and the other pollutant emissions table (containing the overall mass emission of pollutants for all emission sources) are presented below.  

*AVERT's 2019 U.S. weighted average marginal CO2 emission rate. 1,562.4 lb CO2/MWh × (4.536 × 10-4 metric tons/lb) × 0.001 MWh/kWh = 7.09 × 10-4 metric tons CO2/kWh

** The Carbon Trust, factsheet CTL085. Energy and carbon conversions 2009 update. 2,669 kg CO2/L diesel. CO2 equivalent data relating to refrigerant gas leakage are obtained from the following datasourced from from the report MANTENIMIENTO INSTALACIONES TÉRMICAS 2020 CARGILL BARCELONA RITE 14-2003985-Q

CO2emissions

Other emissions

Waste management

Waste management

In terms of volume generated, waste such as scrap metal, stones and sticks, wooden pallets, building materials, used oil, etc. stand out.

Environmental management and control

Cargill Port of Barcelona has experienced a decrease in the ratio of the amount of waste generated per production unit, increasing the percentage of recovered waste and reducing the total volume of hazardous waste and waste destined for landfill.

Specific key figures and evolution

List of waste

Management of raw materials and resources

Management of material resources

CARGILL, S.L.U. is active in the agro-industrial sector, specifically in cereal trading, oilseed milling, refining, packaging and marketing of vegetable oils, animal feed, commodity trading, malt production, formulation, production and sale of food ingredients and texturizers, production and sale of starches, sweeteners and starch derivatives, including pharmaceutical specialties. The plant is a soybean milling and soybean oil extraction plant.

The Cargill Puerto de Barcelona plant is dedicated to the milling of Soya Beans and the extraction of crude Soya Oil.

Environmental management and control

The products produced are 44% and 47% soybean meal, hulls (fibre) and crude soybean oil. These products are loaded in bulk on trucks or on ships.
The entry of the raw material, Soya Bean, into the plant is done through the unloading of PANAMAX ships that dock at the quay next to Cargill's facilities. This unloading is carried out by means of unloading machines and conveyors installed on the quay, and is stored in 8 concrete silos with a total capacity of 56,000 Tn.

The auxiliary materials needed in the production process are the following:

Boiler additives: They allow to control the quality of the water used to generate the steam needed in the process, avoiding corrosion in the equipment and improving the efficiency of the process.

Talc: It is added before the soybean meal is finished grinding to prevent it from caking. It is unloaded in a tanker truck and stored in a shallow tank.

Calcium carbonate: Product used for the soybean dust filtration system in the suction air filtration system of plant unloaders.

Hexane: Necessary for the extraction of the oil from the yellow flakes of the laminated soya beans. This solvent is supplied by tanker trucks and stored underground in the extraction building.

Lubricants and greases: Necessary for the lubrication of the moving parts of all plant equipment.

Phlegm Oil: Liquid absorber of hexane vapours in the filtration system of the extraction plant.

Form-Al D: Biocide used in the storage of soybean meal to prevent the occurrence of Salmonella.

Deptal: Cleaning agent used in the extraction plant for cleaning oily areas.

Salt: Used for the generation of decalcified water to feed the boiler.

Osmosis additives: products to improve the cleaning and control of the osmosis equipment in the boiler area.

Gasoil: Used to power the engines of the plant's fire fighting system and as fuel for the excavator shovels used in the cleaning and emptying of the PANAMAX ships' holds.

Specific key figures and evolution

Other indicators of environmental interest

Other environmental management indicators

BIODIVERSITY

There has been no increase in surface area, although it is planned to increase the total surface area in the coming years due to the new concession. Due to the new projects the paved surface had to be increased during 2019. The surface destined to maintain the biodiversity of the centre are the landscaped areas which have tree species and Mediterranean vegetation. This area is 250 m2.

Through the Cargill Care Foundation, the aim is to promote subsidies for projects to increase and conserve biodiversity. Collaborating in 2021 with organisations such as ECOCOLMENA and other similar organisations.

Biodiversity indicators

See introductory text and table above.

Impact analysis and improvement planning

Environmental aspects and impacts

Environmental aspects and impacts

Being aware that Cargill's activity may end up having an impact on the environment, we establish specific programmes to identify and characterise the different direct and indirect environmental aspects related to all the plant's operations, processes, products and services, considering normal, abnormal and accidental operating conditions, and taking into account the context of the organisation and the interested parties, as well as the life cycle. From this assessment, we identify those significant environmental aspects/impacts on which to set environmental improvement objectives. For all these significant environmental aspects, various monitoring and operational performance activities are developed, reflected in different operating procedures or instructions. Some concepts are defined below:

Environmental Aspect: An element of an organisation's activities, products or services that can interfere with the environment. A significant environmental aspect is one that has or may have a significant environmental impact.

Environmental ImpactEnvironmental Impact: any change to the environment, whether adverse or beneficial, resulting in whole or in part from the activities, products or services of the Organisation. 

Life cycle: consecutive and interrelated stages of a product (or service) system, from the acquisition of raw materials or their generation from natural resources to final disposal. 

Direct Environmental Aspect: includes the activities of an organisation over which it has management control and may include, among other things:  

  • Atmospheric emissions 

  • Discharges into water 

  • Prevention, recycling, reuse, transport and disposal of solid and other waste, in particular hazardous waste 

  • Land use and contamination 

  • Use of natural resources and raw materials (including energy) 

  • Local issues (noise, vibrations, odours, dust, visual appearance, etc.) 

  • Transport-related issues (of goods and services and of persons) 

  • Risk of accidents and environmental impacts arising or likely to arise from incidents, accidents and possible emergency situations.  

  • Effects on biological diversity 

Indirect Environmental Aspect: As a consequence of an organisation's activities, products and services, significant environmental impacts may occur over which the organisation does not have full management control. This may include, but is not limited to, the following issues:  

  • Production aspects (design, development, packaging, transport, transport, use and recovery, waste disposal) 

  • Equity investments, lending and insurance 

  • New markets 

  • Choice and composition of services (e.g. transport or catering) 

  • Administrative and planning decisions 

  • Composition of the product range 

  • The environmental performance and practices of contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

Description of the most important and significant environmental aspects

The annual evaluation of environmental aspects and impacts is carried out in accordance with procedure PR-EHS-06 of the Cargill, S.L.U. management system for the Port of Barcelona. To this end, the activities carried out for each process are listed, identifying those environmental aspects that may occur. The identification is carried out on activities carried out under normal conditions, abnormal conditions and potential emergency situations.

They must be identified:

  • Aspects
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Resource concerned
  • Life cycle

The criteria used for the assessment of environmental aspects and impacts are:

  • Outreach
  • Probability
  • Recoverability
  • Gravity
  • Regulations
  • Quantification
  • Legal Compliance
  • Significance Assessment
  • Control

On the other hand, possible emergency situations relating to the Environment, Health and Safety are identified and evaluated in the emergency plan of each of the Cargill, S.L.U. plants, taking into account:

  • The identification and characterisation of emergencies, inside and outside the plant, related to all operations, processes, products and services of the plant, considering normal, abnormal and accidental operating conditions, as well as those caused by factors outside Cargill's own activity;
  • Definition of the methodology and significance criteria used in the assessment of emergencies;
  • Preparation of the Emergency Plan and crisis manual.

The main significant environmental aspects of Cargill S.L.U. can be seen below. All of them are direct, except for the emission of NOx, CO2 and CO from the ships' boilers, which is an indirect aspect.

  • Generation of CO2, NOX emissions - Steam boiler: the boiler and 4 of the plant's rotary kilns are in the process of being replaced. With the expected improvement in energy efficiency and legal compliance with the emission parameters
  • NOX, CO and CO2 emissions from raw material ships - Ship unloading/loading: working with the Environment working group on new initiatives for electrified docks to eliminate emissions from ships, as well as new international regulations that will reduce the impact of these emissions.
  • Increased mineral oil waste - Maintenance and lubrication of equipment: Grease and oil consumption has increased due to the replacement of many pieces of equipment, and the malfunctioning of the 924 has increased the consumption of phlegm oil and waste generation.
  • Increase in scrap waste - Maintenance and Projects: Reduced ratio compared to 2019, but increased above the environmental clearance limit due to projects carried out in 2019-2020, where a large amount of plant equipment has been changed, these changes have been communicated to the administration
  • Increase of paper and cardboard waste - Maintenance and Engineering supplies: The segregation of cardboard waste has increased, mainly due to a new collection point in the workshop and improved communication of waste segregation. As a result of this, the amount of banal waste has also been reduced.
  • Increase in fluorescent waste - Maintenance and Engineering: Several plant lighting fixtures that have not yet been replaced with LEDs have had to be replaced. The volume has increased compared to the previous year, although the authorised limit has not been exceeded.
  • Increased segregation of domestic packaging waste - Waste segregation: The segregation of plastic waste (packaging assimilable to urban) has been increased, the number of collection containers has been doubled and they have been located in a more accessible point for all personnel accessing the plant. As a result, the amount of banal waste has also been reduced. We are working with the Emas Club to use the elevator belts for various circular economy projects.
  • Exceeding of discharge water parameters - process water - Extraction: The specific generation of sulphides in the process water has still not been ascertained. A study is being carried out in this respect with the company Nalco. There have been regulatory non-compliances and meetings with the administration in this respect.

 

Environmental improvement planning

Target Planning

Based on the significant environmental aspects and the context of the organisation, a series of objectives are defined for the improvement of Cargill's environmental performance in the port of Barcelona.

Environmental improvement planning

The improvement objectives implemented between the following dates are shown below. 2020 y 2021

The planned objectives are achieved, except for the targets relating to plant lighting (as the modification of light bulbs was completed in 2021) and the 5% increase in recoverable waste (in 2019, 98.62% of waste was of this type, so this was a very ambitious target). 

Overall description of environmental progress 

This environmental statement shows the improvement in the performance of the activity, through the evolution of the indicators required by the European EMAS Regulation and the achievement of the audited objectives.

Good environmental management practices

Reducing the organization's Co2 emissions

Best Environmental Management Practices

Likewise, in accordance with its Social and Environmental Responsibility programme and in search of improving its community, CARGILL SLU carries out the following actions every year:

  • Earth Day - Espigolada: Collection of produce from the countryside coordinated by the company Espigolador. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this activity could not be carried out during 2020, being the last time it was carried out on 1 June 2019, and more than 600 kgs of artichokes were collected. This contributed to environmental improvement and benefits the most needy parts of society.
  • In 2020, a webinar and an economic and social partnership with the ECOCOLMENA foundation, which promotes the protection of bees and the conservation of biodiversity, took place.

Cargill Care is committed to continue supporting similar initiatives that improve environmental awareness among its employees and society.

Reduction of product Co2 emissions

Best Environmental Management Practices

The company has a 2BSvs certificate as a certificate of sustainability for the raw materials it acquires for its production process in the port of Barcelona. 

From 2021 to 2024, a series of plant projects are planned that will enable the reduction of several significant aspects of the activity and improve the energy efficiency of the production and logistics process.

For the aspects in the design phase that will have a significant impact on the useful life of the processes carried out at the Cargill Port of Barcelona plant, the engineering and maintenance department is working on the adoption of a series of improvements and best practices that will reduce the consumption of resources and atmospheric pollution, with the consequent improvement in energy efficiency in the consumption of equipment and processes.

Best practices in environmental management

Best Environmental Management Practices

According to COMMISSION DECISION (EU) 2017/1508 of 28 August 2017 on the reference document on best environmental management practices, sectoral environmental performance indicators and benchmarks of excellence for the food and drink production sector under Regulation (EC) No. 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS), the BREF on Best Available Techniques (BREF) on Best Available Techniques (BAT) are applicable to the activity.No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS), the BREF on Best Available Techniques (BAT) for the food, drink and dairy industries of August 2006 and the BREF on energy efficiency of February 2009 apply to the activity.

The BAT to be applied are as follows:

  • Use of corrective measures to reduce emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere (bag filters, cartridge filters, cyclones and scrubbers).
  • Spill collection system (retention bucket).
  • It has an EMAS-certified environmental management system (registration number: ES-CAT-000013) and ISO 14001.
  • Paving of the floor to waterproof the ground.
  • Covered waste storage.
  • Our plant and various associated workplaces and suppliers have the 2BS vs-PRO02 sustainability certification from Biomass Biofuels Sustainability audited by Bureau Veritas, certificate number 2BS010131.

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