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Policy

Quality Management System

All the activities developed at Vopak Terquimsa are regulated by the Quality Management System implemented in the company, in accordance with the requirements of the UNE-EN-ISO 9901 international regulations in order to achieve the objectives and commitments set forth in our policy. This system has been certified by AENOR since 1995.

The purpose of the Quality Management System is the continuous improvement of operations as well as human and material resources used by Vopak Terquimsa to satisfy its customer requirements. The goal is to consolidate and expand the company’s activities, offering a service of the best quality possible, reciprocal to the trust given to us by our customers.

Vopak Terquimsa has also obtained the Specific Service Manual certification for bulk products in the Port of Barcelona and Tarragona; this certification proves the quality of service provided to our customers.

Risk Prevention Management System

The Risk Prevention System establishes the application at Vopak TERQUIMSA of the Spanish Occupational Hazard Prevention Act and regulations regarding risk prevention of serious accidents involving dangerous substances.

Its objective, as established in the company Policy is to prevent and minimize accident risks and, if possible, limit their consequences to the persons, goods and environment.

The company has implemented a Risk Prevention Management System, structured as per the OHSAS 18001 code, certified in 2008 by AENOR.

Environmental Management System

The main objective of Vopak Terquimsa’s policy is to maintain the sustainable execution of activities and minimize impact to the environment.

Hence, the company has implemented an Environmental Management System, structure as per the international UNE-EN-ISO 14001 code, certified in 2005 by AENOR.

Vopak Terquimsa has unified these three systems and created a unified Management Policy and the Integrated Management System.

In addition, Vopak TERQUIMSA obtained the EMAS certification on February 1st, 2011 for all its terminals in compliance with European regulation 1221/2009.

Responsible Care

In January 2004, Vopak Terquimsa voluntarily subscribed to the “RESPONSIBLE CARE” program, known internationally as Responsible Care, the evolution and implementation of which in Spain is managed by FEIQUE (Spanish Chemicals Industry Business Federation), ratifying its Safety and Environment Policy.

The commitment acquired by VOPAK TERQUIMSA in accordance with the “Guideline Principles” of the adhesion document, consist in:

  • To work, respecting and protecting the environment.
  • To act thinking about personal protection and operational safety.
  • To contribute to the sustainable development of communities.
  • To inform about the risks and benefits of our activities, our operations, our achievements and our challenges.
  • To discuss to attend to the concerns and aspirations of persons and institutions.
  • To cooperate on the development and implementation of effective codes and regulations in order to achieve, or even surpass, the demands of State Administrations.
  • To spread RESPONSIBLE CARE to other companies in the chemicals sector.

Progress Pact

On a local level, Vopak Terquimsa and AEQT (Tarragona Chemicals Business Association) have signed the Progress Pact with the commitment to ensure and guarantee the safety and health of the community and conservation of the environment in our most immediate environment.

Collaboration Agreement between the Environmental and Dwelling Department (DMAH) and the Tarragona Chemicals Business Association (AEQT) to preserve and improve the environment

In order to preserve and improve the environment in Tarragona, Vopak Terquimsa has subscribed the Collaboration Agreement between the Environmental and Dwelling Department and the Tarragona Chemicals Business Association.

Company Certified as Authorized Economic Operator

Vopak Terquimsa is the first liquid bulk product terminal in Spain that has been certified as Authorized Economic Operator (OEA), which represents an advantage for our customers as OEA operators are considered “safe” operators so that any trade or customs operation performed through them require less controls by Customs, streamlining the processes.

CDI

In order to improve the level of safety and quality of terminals evaluation was conducted Vopak Terquimsa CDI-T at its terminals.