An efficient environmental and energetic management

an efficient environmental management

In order to achieve these good results, there were a series of investments and environmental costs in 2020, such as:

Waste collection 49.904,50 €
Replacement of bulbs by LED lightening 3.410,81 €
Add a gas meter to the Laundry 871,20 €
Internal auditing of ISO 14001:2015 certification and EMAS verification 716,32 €
Implementation of ISO 50001:2018 2.758,80 €
Internal auditing of ISO 50001:2018 certification 716,32 €
External audit of renewal of ISO 14001:2015 certification and EMAS verification4.537,50 €
External auditing of ISO 50001:2018 certification1.815,00 €
Platform to identify and evaluate environmental legal requirements and industrial regulations2.438,15 €
Total (t) 67.168,60 €

In addition, the Institut Guttmann’s suppliers are subject to an initial assessment before they are approved and a subsequent periodic assessment; these assessments are based on environmental issues, among other criteria.


The Purchasing Service is responsible for choosing between the options offered by the market for goods and services according to the Institut Guttmann’s Code of Ethics and purchasing protocol, using mainly financial and quality criteria.

Sustainable purchasing criteria are also taken into account and these can reduce costs, improve the image that the institution offers patients, suppliers and professionals, and contribute to protecting the environment.

Sustainable purchasing criteria are:

-Selecting suppliers that have environmental certification (ISO 14.001, EMAS, etc.).
-Choosing eco-certified products:
-European Union Ecolabel.
-AENOR – Environment mark.
-The German “Blue Angel”.
-The Norwegian “Nordic Swan”.
-The Emblem of Environmental Quality Guarantee from the Government of Catalonia.
-Favouring the purchase of biodegradable or environmentally friendly cleaning products.
-Choosing products with little packaging or that are recyclable to reduce waste.
-Opting for items packaged in glass or cardboard that are easily recycled, such as paper and other office supplies.
-Complying with our ISO 14.001 and ISO 50.001 environmental certifications.