“At Ineco, we take the fight against climate change very seriously”
1 How does Ineco contribute to the fight against climate change?
IRENE: From a dual perspective: internally, with projects like the mobility plan, the Awards and Environment Week, and externally, through our work for Adif or Aena, for example.
JUAN: I think the company takes it very seriously. The GIT, which was set up by the sub-directorate for Economy, Planning and the Environment to suggest and develop ideas that Ineco can put into action quickly and practically, is proof of that.
2 What projects is the GIT involved with?
I: A total of 14 projects have been identified, half of them deal with internal working improvements, and the others propose new lines of business.
J: The proposals include methodological improvements to air and noise pollution, as well as more innovative ideas like water footprint calculation.
3 And your personal contributions?
I: There needs to be a global push for improvement, but that starts with small individual gestures like reducing your energy consumption and avoiding single-use plastics or opting for sustainable modes of transport. Although it’s not always easy… Even I still struggle to decide whether to put a paper napkin in the “organic” or “paper and cardboard” bin!
J: (Laughter). If they’ve been used… organic! We have to understand that we can’t continue to poison the very thing that sustains us, our planet. We need to make vital lifestyle changes that conserve water and energy and generate less waste.
Expert environmental consultants
Irene Donaire is an industrial engineer with more than 10 years of experience working in Environmental and Land management for Ineco. The last five years have seen her take the lead role in Aena’s Energy Efficiency and Savings Plan, the Sustainability Management Plan for Dammam airport in Saudi Arabia and, she’s currently in charge of Adif’s Environmental Sustainability Plan.
Juan del Campo is a graduate in Environmental Sciences who has also been with the company for more than a decade. During that time, he’s undertaken projects on environmental integration, water planning, socio-environmental integration, waste management and environmental site management. He’s also a university lecturer.
Both bring their experience to the Technology Intelligence Group, through which they hope to help Ineco tackle the climate emergency with “responsive and practical” initiatives.