The
indirect consumption
of energy resources relates
mainly to consumption deriving from business trips
made by company employees. BME has made the fol-
lowing options available to its employees to help reduce
greenhouse gas emissions:
The use of video conferencing for meetings. BME has
specially-adapted meeting rooms at all its offices. In
2012, 900 videoconferences were held at the compa-
ny’s Madrid and Barcelona offices (1,032 in 2011).
However, business trips are still necessary for the com-
pany to carry out its business.
The use of public transport over private vehicles, which
pollute more. In this area, BME provides a bus service
between the work centre at Las Rozas (Madrid) and the
nearest train station and between the company’s two
main offices in Madrid.
The coach operator meets the requirements of UNE-EN
ISO 14001:2004 and UNE-EN ISO 9001:2000 standards.
These certificates guarantee, among other things, that
drivers operate the coaches in an environmentally re-
sponsible manner and that the service reduces fuel use
by up to 10% compared with coaches that are not driv-
en with these best practices in mind.
Numbers of trips made using rail and air transport
2010
2011
2012
Air transport
1,016
930
1,398
Rail transport (*)
614
940
1,462
(*)The number of trips made by rail does not include trips made by BME personnel to the company’s operating headquarters in Las Rozas.
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