Ternium and other 12 companies will participate in this program.
One of the main aspects of Ternium's agenda is environmental care.
Therefore, as part of these efforts, Ternium is one of the 13 pioneering companies that will participate in the Voluntary Vehicle Inspection Program of Caintra (Chamber of the Transformation Industry of Nuevo Leon), the first of its kind in the Mexican industry.
Through its IPA (Institute of Environmental Protection), Caintra will check the companies' fleets through a mobile center, which will verify if these vehicles, whether using diesel, gasoline, or other fossil fuels, comply with federal emissions standards.
The program will start in Ternium’s plants next June, so even employees will be able to voluntarily come with their own vehicles to find out if they comply with federal standards.
“This Vehicle Inspection Mobile Center is another of the initiatives in which Ternium participates to improve the air quality in Monterrey and its Metropolitan area,” said the Manager of Institutional Relations, Rafael García, who attended the presentation ceremony of the Center on May 18th.
The program will start in Ternium’s plants next June.
The mobile center represents an investment of 4 million pesos and the program will last for one year. It is estimated that 192 vehicles per week will be checked, giving a total of 10,000 vehicles by the end of the program.
“It will be a national referent for air quality improvement; it is the first voluntary vehicle inspection program in the industry nationwide. Today we reaffirm our commitment to the environment and the social responsibility that characterizes Nuevo Leon's industry,” said Jaime Rodríguez, President of Caintra’s IPA in Nuevo Leon.
The mobile center, which will be installed in all participating companies for four weeks and is equipped with German technology, measures hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen oxides.
All vehicles that have been checked and comply with federal standards will receive a hologram that guarantees this evaluation. If this is not the case, IPA will advise the company or employee on how to reduce their vehicle's emissions for free and without penalty.
Caintra announced the center inauguration on May 18th.
“Today we are initiating another project to improve our air quality by starting operations of our voluntary inspection center. This inspection center is of and for the industry, besides being a real and direct positive contribution to the environmental care from our side, through the reduction of emissions by the cargo transportation and distribution,” said Rodrigo Fernández, President of Caintra Nuevo Leon.
“With this scheme, we want to set an example to motivate other business, academic, and civil society sectors to undertake joint actions.”