ITP has received the Supplier Sustainability Award 2013 by aeronautic engine company Pratt & Whitney Canada at the 28th edition of their Supplier Event, held in Montreal. The award forms part of the global initiative known as the ‘2028 Sustainability Vision P&W’, which targets a 50% reduction in emissions for all Pratt & Whitney products by that year as one of its key objectives. The winner was selected from among 65 different candidates, all of them suppliers or partners to the Canadian firm.
Ever since ITP’s beginnings at the start of the nineties, environmental awareness has been a key factor in competitiveness. For that reason, criteria for prevention and environmental control have been progressively incorporated into all of the activities and areas of the company, covering the entire life cycle of the product from design and manufacture to maintenance. This commitment takes concrete form in designing more efficient products that help reduce fuel consumption and cut CO2 emissions throughout the engine’s life cycle. We are also developing more environmentally friendly production processes to manufacture and maintain them in order to reduce the environmental impact of our work centres.
To help implement these ideas, ITP’s commitment to the environment is reflected in our corporate vision of “a global company, leading the aeronautic and industrial engine market through our technology and our respect for the environment throughout the entire life cycle of the product”. These words are taken from our Strategic Plan 2011-2015, which includes Ethical Practice and Corporate Social responsibility among its core values and sets targets focussed on designing more environmentally friendly products, cutting CO2 emissions, minimising the environmental threat posed by our work centres and achieving excellence in our environmental management.
This commitment is vital to our business. In the market that ITP operates in, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving other environmental aspects such as noise play a key part in competitiveness, which is why 42% of ITP’s total investment in R&D during 2012 went on projects to boost environmental aspects. These projects targeted products or processes with the aim of improving consumption, efficiency weight and noise emissions.
Overall, ITP’s CO2 emissions in 2012 were 14% lower than the year before. At Group level, there was a 10% reduction in the CO2 emissions generated by air-conditioning, electricity and engine testing, and work will continue in 2013 to implement further actions aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in both the parent company and our affiliates.
Last year ITP was awarded new certifications for international standard ISO 14001 at our centres in Querétaro (Mexico) and Albacete (Spain). The Querétaro centre (Mexico) also includes three further companies: ITP Ingeniería y Fabricación, ITAM and Turborreactores. These latest certifications, along with those already held by ITP (at its Ajalvir, San Fernando and Zamudio centres), PCB and ITP UK, mean that the majority of ITP Group production centres now have externally certified environmental management systems.
We also maintained all certifications relating to the EMAS Register (or Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, the highest level of environmental management in Europe right now) at our ITP Zamudio, ITP Ajalvir, ITP San Fernando and PCB centres.
ITP is a member of the Hegan Association Aeronautics and Aerospace Cluster in the Basque Country and is a founder-member of the Izaite Association of Basque Companies for Sustainability, the presidency of which we have held since its creation in 2004.
The ITP group, jointly held by Sener Aeronáutica (53.125%) and Rolls-Royce (46.875%), includes among its activities such areas as Design, Research & Development, Manufacturing and Casting, as well as the Assembly and Testing of aeronautical engines and gas turbines. It is also the official maintenance service provider for the majority of the world’s currently active engine manufacturers. The ITP Group has 18 production centres in Spain, Great Britain, Malta, the USA, India and Mexico, and a staff of 3,000 workers.