(27) Cabecera Compromiso ambiental

Environmental commitment

We have a logistical and financial mechanism that guarantees, on behalf of our adhered companies, the protection of the environment and the health of people by carrying out selected collection of the used oils generated, management of the same in accordance with the order of priority determined by the regulation and compliance with the ecological targets established.


Ecological targets
Royal Decree 679/2006 establishes a series of ecological targets that are used to measure compliance with the obligations required from industrial oil manufacturers regarding the management of the used oil generated by their products.

Collection Objective

To collect 95% of the waste oil generated.

Recovery Objective

To recover 100% of the waste oil generated.

Regeneration Objective

To regenerate 65% of the waste oil generated.


Since SIGAUS began, every year we have complied with the ecological targets for collection, recovery and regeneration of these used oils, on behalf of our adhered market. In the table attached, the calculations that confirm this compliance for the last year are presented.

Collection Objective

95% OF WASTE OIL GENERATED The rate of 45.64% confirms the achievement of the target, exceeding the 40% used by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Recovery Objective

100% OF WASTE OIL GENERATED The sum of the oils collected and regenerated through recycling or for posterior energy recovery, including oil that cannot be regenerated, is the equivalent of the total used oil collected, implying recovery of the entire waste.

Regeneration Objective

65% OF COLLECTED WASTE OIL REGENERATED. 77.93% of the waste oils have been regenerated.

* A generation coefficient for used oil above 40% guarantees compliance with the collection objective, as the authorities admit that, during use, lubricant oil loses up to 60% of its volume.


Did you know...?

In 2023, regeneration permitted the use of 101,774 tonnes of used oils, saving 68,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, equivalent to what would be absorbed by a 30 years old poplar forest of 253 hectares.