The monitoring station located at the Ternium Industrial Center in Pesquería allows the company to measure air quality in that area.
Ternium signs agreement with Nuevo León environmental authorities in Mexico to expand coverage of air quality monitoring.
On September 7, Ternium signed a collaboration agreement with the Secretariat for Sustainable Development (Sedesu in Spanish) of the state of Nuevo León to periodically transmit information collected on the air quality in Pesquería.
The air monitoring station located at the Ternium Industrial Center (CIT) in Pesquería allows the company to measure air quality in the vicinity. The new agreement means that the Sedesu will be able to expand its coverage of environmental monitoring throughout Nuevo León.
“By contributing information from our monitoring station to the state system, we are notching up another milestone in our efforts to protect the environment,” said César Jiménez, executive president of Ternium Mexico, during the signing ceremony. “We are most grateful to the government of Nuevo León and Sedesu for allowing us to be part of this effort.”
Manuel Vital, head of Sedesu, highlighted the modern equipment which is part of the company's environmental monitoring station and uses the methods approved and certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), also calibrated and verified by the laboratories approved by the Mexican Accreditation Entity.
"We’re going to integrate the data from Ternium’s monitoring station; now, we have station 14 located in Pesquería in our network, a municipality experiencing significant industrial growth resulting in high growth rates in urbanization."
“This is an example of how the private sector and the government can work together to achieve sustainable development. We hope that in the future, more companies will join us and contribute data from more stations to help improve the overall monitoring system.”
César Jiménez was accompanied by Manuel Vital, Secretary of Sustainable Development in Nuevo León.
During his speech, Jiménez also highlighted the efforts made by Ternium to protect the environment, such as the installation of the Dust and Smoke Extraction Unit at the Guerrero plant, and a similar one in Puebla, whose objective is to capture emissions that could be created during the manufacturing processes at the steelworks.
Jiménez also highlighted the CIT's nature reserve, an ambitious ecosystem preservation project on 99 hectares of land which was launched seven years after the plant was opened. To-date, the project has rescued 32,386 flora and 681 fauna specimens in efforts to preserve ecological diversity.
“This agreement offers us the opportunity to team up with Sedesu, showcasing Ternium's commitment to sustainable steel production from the beginning of the process through to its delivery to customers. This will not only benefit the industries powering our state but also the communities where we operate,” he concluded.