- We will generate 20% of the energy demand of our four plants
- We will manufacture 2 out of 10 products using solar energy
- We will avoid the emission of 1,300 annual tons of CO2 into the atmosphere
The commitment to integrate the protection of the environment and sustainability in all the processes of Grupo Ubesol has led us to invest 1.5 million euros in the construction of one of the largest photovoltaic plants in the Personal & Home Care industry, the sector where we have been operating for more than 40 years.
This ambitious project is made up of 4,800 solar panels that occupy 12,300m² of the roofs of our factories. The modules are installed in the two companies that make up the Grupo Ubesol: Ubesol, located in Atzeneta d’Albaida (Valencia), which specialises in the manufacture of textile products and wet wipes for personal and home care, and Laboratorios Maverick, in Ulldecona (Tarragona), which houses one of the largest laboratories in Europe for the development of personal care products such as shampoos, bath gels and deodorants.
Thanks to this innovative infrastructure, the company, which in 2021 had a turnover of 253 million euros, will produce 20% of its energy demand, which is equivalent to the annual consumption of 1,000 homes in Spain. In this way, we will manufacture 2 out of 10 products using solar energy. The rest of our consumption will continue to come from 100% green energy, that is, it has been generated from renewable sources or high-efficiency cogeneration.
With an installed capacity of 2,600 kWp, the plant will generate 3,600 MWh per year and will prevent the emission of 1,300 tons of CO2 per year into the atmosphere, an amount similar to that absorbed by 650,000 pine trees during the same period of time.
The new plant adds to the solar installation that the Laboratorios Maverick production centre in San Fernando de Henares (Madrid) already had, which consists of 252 panels and an installed power of 50 kWp.
As a member of the United Nations Global Compact, we thus contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 7, 9, 12 and 13, which seek to promote sustainable and innovative production and an affordable and non-polluting energy model. In short, preserve the future of the planet.
The CEO of Grupo Ubesol, Jorge Úbeda, has highlighted that the new photovoltaic plant represents “a great milestone in the company’s sustainability strategy”. “The start-up of this large solar infrastructure is part of a Strategic Plan, which integrates sustainability into all of Grupo Ubesol’s processes, and demonstrates our leadership in renewable energy within the sector.”