Visitors also had the opportunity to see the roman ruins of Carteia and the Madrevieja environmental research center
17 Jan 2018
- · Visitors also had the opportunity to see the roman ruins of Carteia and the Madrevieja environmental research center
- · Aim is to establish a dialogue to answer questions and concerns
- · As well as the open days, the star attractions during visits were the Energy Campus and the World Wetlands Day itineraries
During 2017, 2,930 people visited Cepsa’s San Roque complex through the different itineraries the company offers at its facilities over the course of the year. This figure is 500 higher than in 2016 (2,451) and represents a new all- time high for the company.
The open-door policy that Cepsa has always championed gives the public a chance to find out more about the company’s oil refining, petrochemical and energy activities in the district, as well as its environmental conservation and protection work.
Cepsa’s annual program of visits kicked off at the start of the year with a new edition of the Energy Campus, with 233 children from eight schools in the province visiting Cepsa’s San Roque complex to discover everything about energy generation and consumption. That was followed in February with World Wetlands Day when over 600 children from schools in Campo de Gibraltar got to see the Madrevieja environmental research center and take part in various environmental education workshops. Through these two initiatives, Cepsa aims to show kids from Algeciras Bay the conservation work that the company is doing.
General visits are also run for local community associations and groups of high- school pupils interested in finding out about Cepsa’s industrial facilities. Groups of university students also pay a visit, most of whom are on energy or occupational risk prevention courses. Anyone wishing to extend their visits are also able to take a tour of the Roman ruins of Carteia or the Madrevieja environmental research center –two sites Cepsa has been involved in enhancing from an archaeological and environmental stand-point
The Open Days were held in April. More than 380 people, mainly from Campo de Gibraltar and other nearby towns, came to the company’s San Roque facilities to learn about this industrial complex, its production processes and the company’s environmental, safety, quality and corporate responsibility policies.
The overarching goal of the visits is to establish a dialog with the public to answer any questions or concerns they may have.
Institutional visits included those by the Spanish government’s representative in Andalusia, Antonio Sanz; and the regional government of Andalusia’s councilor for Employment, Enterprise and Commerce, Javier Carnero. And at the local level, all members of the La Línea and Algeciras Local Council also paid us a visit.