SEAT S.A.’s sustainability ambassadors

SEAT S.A.’s sustainability ambassadors

20.04.2021: The fight against climate change requires big business commitments as well as everyday things SEAT S.A. employees describe how they contribute to reducing their carbon footprint in their daily lives Sustainable mobility, reducing plastic con


    The fight against climate change requires big business commitments as well as everyday things

    SEAT S.A. employees describe how they contribute to reducing their carbon footprint in their daily lives

    Sustainable mobility, reducing plastic consumption and going paperless are some of the measures they put into practice




The fight against climate change requires big corporate commitments, but also everyday things. This is how many of SEAT S.A.’s employees are involved in this mission, so that Earth Day, an annual event which is celebrated on 22 April, is not just another day of the week.



Renewable energies. Raúl Montesinos is part of the SEAT S.A. production team. For him, the key lies in the use of renewable energies and he does his bit for this commitment in many aspects of his life. “I’ve contracted energy from renewable sources at home.


Also, I don’t travel by plane, because it has a significant impact on my carbon footprint” says Raúl. As for the future, he has set himself a goal: “I live near SEAT and from now on I’ll get to work on an electric kickscooter.”



Goodbye to paper. One of the positive things that the pandemic has brought about for Eva Santamaría, a SEAT S.A. employee in the Production processes department, has been to discover how little we need paper. “We spent many months of lockdown working at home without using printers and nothing has happened. We’ve proved that this change is possible.”



She had already gone paperless in her daily life many years prior. “Five years ago I reduced my paper consumption and decided to work on digital media such as a tablet or computer. I don’t have paper or a printer at home and I don’t miss them at all.”



Every drop counts. Another action with more ambassadors is the reduction of bottled water consumption to avoid the use of plastics. Gonçal Alvira, from the production area at SEAT S.A., wanted to eliminate bottled water from his life to reduce the use of plastic.



 “It was as easy as installing a reverse osmosis system at home” says Gonçal. Other areas of the company have implemented this initiative, such as R&D, where María Moratinos works. “In our department we started using reusable bottles to avoid the excessive use of plastic.” In addition, María uses an app on a personal level with which she can buy surplus food from local establishments. “This way I avoid food waste.”



Recycling education. Recycle. This is the main driver for reducing the footprint we leave on Earth, according to Israel Pouza of SEAT components. “In my day-to-day life I do selective recycling with my eight-year-old daughter, who’s also working on this at school.” As in the case of his colleague Raúl, his next goal is to use sustainable mobility solutions more often.



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