DIANCO focuses in resilience and adaptation to Climate Change.
From a large problem we have a sub-product - sargassum - which causes a larger impact in the environment and in the economy of the Mexican Caribbean.
In an effort to be 100% coherent with our fundamental purpose, we focus our operative efforts in the preservation of the enviornment through larger topics:
- Waste and materials
- Additional indoor topics
- Additional outdoor topics
At DIANCO we undertake several measures to reduce as much as possible our contribution to Climate Change:
- We designed our processes with energy efficiency (production line).
- We optimize the use of energy (efficient design and mechanical ventilation).
- We'll use renewable energy (solar).
- We review our processes, measure and correct to avoid waste, and therefore...
- We can identify larger reduction opportunities (energy efficency plan).
Even if in the Yucatan Peninsula there isn't currently a problem of water supply, there is a serious one regarding the pollution of acquifers given the natural conditions of the soil and its high permability (karst soil).
And even if we are already contributing by not polluting the acquifers with the leachate of sargassum decomposing, we:
- reduce water consumption by 70%
- measure water consumption
- comply with wastewater regulation
- reuse rainwater
WASTE AND MATERIALS
Aware of the high impact in the environment of the large use of raw materials, but also aware fo the need of economic development, we bet on a circular economy low in carbon through 5 Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle, reject and recover. So we:
- Recycle 100% of the waste coming from sargassum
- implemented a reusing and recycling scheme of operational waste (paper, PET, aluminum, cardboard, and organic waste)
- implemented a waste management plan during refurbishment
- prefer local materials for operation and use 100% of local materials for machinery production
- have devised and follow a sustainable purchasing policy, supporting the development of local economy and of those more at stake
The processing of 150,000 tons of sargassum will avoid more greenhouse gasses from being released into the atmosphere (carbon dioxide and methane, mainly) compared against open air dumpsites.
Moreover, during our operation we:
- designed processes and operate following energy efficiency
- produced 100% of our machinery in Mexico, to avoid larger emissions from transportation
- always look for local materials for our daily operation
- support our collaborators providing them with an almost door-to-door commuting service.
ADDITIONAL INDOOR TOPICS
- We desgined and imlemented a sustainable purchasing policy considering people, the environment, and the economy.
- We use biodegradable cleaning products.
- We have limited areas for smokers.
- We have inclusion and gender equity programs.
- Our premises design considered inclusion.
- We traing our colleagues on a constant basis.
- We recognize the effort and performance of our collaborators.
ADDITIONAL TOPICS OUTDOORS
- We support the care and protection of biodiversity by returning and to the beach.
- We act in compliance with in force regulation for our operation.
- We establish constant and close dialogues with our stakeholders: sargaceros, fishermen, hotels, affected communities, etc.
With an area of 1,900 sq.m., it has the following characteristics:
- Embankment that receives a geomembrane on the total area.
- The land was prepared considering a slope of 3% to avoid flooding or sinking.
- Under the membrane there is a PVC pipeline of 3 inches in all the area, so leachet is collected and channeled to a 10m3 tank to avoid waste of nutrients.
- Sascab was used to cover all the area, because do to its porosity it allows leachate to filtrate.
- It has a capacity to receive 1,500 tons of sargassum
- Its designed followed guidelines for category 4 huricanes resistance.