TODAY FOR TOMORROW

At URBASER, we are working to improve the information we provide to our stakeholders. In this sense, the 2018 Non-Financial Information Statement reflects the economic, social, and environmental performance of Urbaser S.A. and its subsidiaries (hereinafter, URBASER).

At URBASER, we are working to improve the information we provide to our stakeholders. In this sense, the 2018 Non-Financial Information Statement reflects the economic, social, and environmental performance of Urbaser S.A. and its subsidiaries (hereinafter, URBASER).

We are closing out 2018 as a successful financial year that included the company’s major international expansion into countries such as Finland, Sweden, and Norway, which add to the 27 countries where we are already present.

As a result of our activities, URBASER obtained an EBITDA of 317 million Euro in 2018, with a total turnover of 1,851 million Euro.

As the company’s main areas of business, Urban Services and Waste Treatment provided excellent gains during this fiscal year.

Within the area of Urban Services, the effort, planning, and resources invested in this area’s international development are of note, as we are certain they will yield positive results on the short term.

In the area of Waste Treatment, the major Gipuzkoa Environmental Complex (‘Complejo Medioambiental de Guipúzcoa’) project should be mentioned, as the Company was awarded its operations for the next 35 years. The project meets the strictest environmental requirements, and is backed by the world’s most cutting-edge technology. The Waste Treatment area rounded out 2018 with a turnover volume of 665 million Euro.

Our company is not only a leader in environmental services, but also leads the way in its commitment to people: our employees, the citizens we serve, our clients, and our suppliers. Following a round of hiring that brought 900 employees into our work force, we now count on 40,000 individuals whose work was essential to reaching this year’s results, as well as overcoming new challenges ahead.

We believe that it is possible to develop much more humanised cities that are focused on the well-being their residents. In line with our policy of continuous innovation, this year we have taken a step forward towards greater efficiency by implementing our IoT Cloud (Internet of Things), which allows us to manage all of our assets, including our fleet of vehicles, the industrial processes carried out at water and waste treatment plants, and the various assets spread across the city.

We understand innovation as a constant process of continuously seeking out new ways of transforming waste into resources. For us, all waste and sub-products represent potential value that inches us closer to the idea of a true circular economy.

With a client portfolio worth 10,300 million Euro, we are consolidating ourselves as a trustworthy, leading international environmental services provider with extensive experience and a clear client-focus. We are a company with a vision of the future that champions the sustainable development that will only be possible with a balanced approach to economic growth, societal advancement, and environmental protections.

José María López Piñol
CEO of Urbaser, S.A.

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