Grupo Lapuente and the SDG Goals

Last September was the fourth anniversary of the approval of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations General Assembly.

These objectives are part of the 2030 Agenda, which places the private sector as a key actor for development, being considered for the first time as important as public institutions and civil society to reach the goal established by the General Assembly.

In our post today we spoke with Alberto Lapuente, deputy director of Grupo Lapuente, to see how they are including these objectives in the group’s corporate strategy.

Before focusing on the objective in question, what is Grupo Lapuente’s commitment to the United Nations SDGs?

All the companies that make up Grupo Lapuente, agreed in a meeting at the beginning of 2019 a total commitment to the SDGs of the UN 2030 Agenda. We understand that CSR should no longer be something that improves the image in front of external actors, but should become one more pillar on which to establish the strategy of the different companies of the group, and of the same as a whole. We understand that we as part of the private sector have the opportunity and the duty to contribute our bit to achieve these objectives and for this we must keep them in mind when making any decision.

We are aware that we cannot fully attack the 17 objectives, so in this next 2022 we have decided to focus on the following (without forgetting the rest in making strategic decisions):
Zero hunger (2)
Health and wellness (3)
Affordable and clean energy (7)
Industry, innovation and infrastructure (8)
Reduction of inequalities (9)
Responsible consumption and production (12)

What have been the latest advances in innovation and infrastructures of the Lapuente Group and its companies?

The first major infrastructure improvement projects took place shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic. GoodPolish, opted for two new surface finishing lines (2 meter wide coil line and 8 polishing line) that had great technical advances, but also a notable improvement in energy efficiency, significantly reducing consumption. Shortly after, this same company opted in the hands of Isotubi for the installation of solar panels in its production centers, which allowed the generation of 352,463 kWh / year of clean energy, or what is the same, the emissions of CO2. This commitment to clean energy was completed with the acquisition of electric chargers and the recent incorporation of the first 100% electric vehicles in our fleet.

Regarding innovation, it is worth highlighting the development, by Isotubi and Mitec engineering (with the collaboration of BCN Vision and Stäubli), of a new robot that allows automating some processes in the production of accessories for our Pressfitting system .

What are the following short-term and long-term goals?

As I mentioned previously, in the short term we will focus on objectives 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 12. These six objectives will be followed “day by day” and internally audited at the end of the year to evaluate the results. In any case, the strategy of the group and its companies must always be aligned with the 17 SDGs.