VOLTES Group with the circular economy

At a time when the world is calling for sustainable action, Grup Voltes assumes a leadership role, embracing challenges with innovation and collaboration. This article details our commitment to the circular economy and how we work with other industry leaders to make a difference.

The need for sustainable innovation:

In a world faced with accelerating climate change and the depletion of natural resources, the need for sustainable innovation has never been more critical. The construction industry, in particular, is one of the largest consumers of resources worldwide and, at the same time, one of the main generators of waste. This sector not only uses 40% of the materials extracted globally, but is also responsible for nearly 30% of energy-related CO₂ emissions.

Recognizing this reality has prompted Grup Voltes to adopt a proactive role in the search for solutions that not only mitigate the environmental impact but also promote a sustainable life cycle of materials. The adoption of the circular economy is not simply a response to environmental pressures; it is also an opportunity to lead the way towards improved economic resilience and efficiency. In this framework, the materials are designed to be used and reused to the maximum, thus reducing the need for new materials and minimizing the generation of waste.

The collaboration with Mondi Group, a leader in the production of sustainable packaging materials, is a key example of how strategic alliances can foster innovation. Through this collaboration, Grup Voltes not only seeks to improve waste management but also to develop new methodologies that can be replicated throughout the industry, establishing new standards for sustainable construction.

With growing social and regulatory demand for greener practices, sustainable innovation has become a strategic imperative. Companies that adopt this approach not only contribute to the well-being of the planet but also gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. For Grup Voltes, this means not only adapting to changes but being part of the engine of change that defines the future of construction.

Pilot project with Mondi Group:
Our collaboration with Mondi Group, a leading company in the manufacture of sustainable packaging materials, has been fundamental. Together with them, we have developed a segregation system for the paper bags used in the works, thus optimizing the recycling process.

Contributions by Ramon Vilella and ALIER:
Ramon Vilella and ALIER have been essential in the development and implementation of the project. Their experience in the management of waste and recycled materials has made it possible for these practices to be carried out efficiently in the field.

Implementation in key projects:
We will describe in detail how the project has been implemented in three different situations: in a rehabilitation work, an industrial extension and an educational update. Each project has served as a test for new practices and has demonstrated the positive impact of this initiative.

Results and environmental impact:
The joint efforts are already bearing fruit. We have seen a significant reduction in waste and an improvement in resource efficiency. This section will highlight specific benefits, such as reduced energy use and reduced carbon footprint.

Visions of the future and expansion of the project:
Looking to the future, Grup Voltes plans to expand these practices to more areas of our business. With the continuous collaboration of partner companies, we aspire to set new standards of sustainability in the construction industry.

Acknowledgments and collective commitment:
A special thanks to all our partners, including international teams, for their dedication and support. We will also acknowledge the support of local stakeholders and the community that has supported these changes.

Thanks to constant collaboration and innovation, Grup Voltes is leading the way towards more sustainable practices. With each project, we not only build structures, but also a greener future for everyone.