Commitment to sustainability, a part of the DNA of SESDERMA

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The commitment of Laboratorios SESDERMA to sustainability and environmental protection advances with one of its most challenging projects. The photovoltaic plant of 4,000 m2 and 400 kWh comes into operation.

The first phase has just come into operation with 400kWp photovoltaic plant and around 1,000 solar panels in an area of more than 4,000 square meters, located on the rooftop of the main factory building. The initial investment exceeds 315.00 euros and it is expected that the works will be completed before the month of June. According to Vicent Sisternes, SESDERMA‘s Director of Operations, “the installation of this new state-of-the-art photovoltaic system will allow us to produce about 600,000 kWh per year for self-consumption, which will also result in significant savings on our energy bill…”.

For years, the Valencian company has been carrying out a series of specific actions directed at improving its energy efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of its industrial activity. Examples include the use of hybrid technology vehicles and the reduction of the fleet volume, the installation of intelligent lighting systems and the use of biodegradable packaging for their products. Working groups have also been set up between different departments to implement measures that help meet the sustainable development goals set by Dr. Gabriel Serrano, president and founder of the SESDERMA group, who assures that “it’s not just about manufacturing the best dermo-cosmetic products and expanding markets or launching the new logistics centers in Panama and Dubai. It is especially important for us to ensure that our production processes are sustainable and environmentally friendly because we have to leave a better world for future generations…”.

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In this same line, with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of the supply chain, is the construction of a new 6,500 m2 warehouse next to the main one. In this new logistics space, which will eventually have 10,000 productive m2, will centralize the reception of raw materials and materials, as well as the dispatch repository. This will achieve a huge reduction in truck traffic between the factory itself and warehouses where both raw materials, materials and the dispatch center are currently housed.

On the other hand, works are already underway for the expansion and redistribution of the manufacturing and packaging clean rooms of the plant. The aim is to further improve the flow of people/materials/waste and increase the quality standards of production processes. It is worth recalling that it is in this factory in Puçol, Valencia, where the products that SESDERMA distributes in more than 80 countries on four continents are manufactured.