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Biosecurity and the Environment

By Miriam Bello | Thu, 02/18/2021 - 09:33

Veolus has around 2.5 million square meters under its Operations and Management (O&M) services to keep safe and operational, complying with federal and local health and safety regulations. It has more than 20,000 pieces of equipment under its O&M services in 30 out of country’s 32 states. Additionally, all the services Veolus provides are performed by its workers, complying with safety and health regulations to keep our workers and facilities safe when performing their duties. After Veolus realized that the COVID-19 virus was spreading throughout the country, it decided to further support its customers in ensuring safe facilities and sites for their employees, final customers and the general public. Veolus, following COFEPRIS’ guidelines, decided to expand its services through biosecurity products and services for disinfecting spaces and surfaces using certified, nontoxic chemical agents, UV lighting, ozone production devices and heat bombs that eliminate 99.99 percent of pathogenic microorganisms in the environment.

Veolus’ services and products clean and disinfect air conditioning ducts through the on-site generation of ozone, UV lighting and heat bombs. The company delivers a safe product, while also considering the user’s health, the health of pets and the well-being of the environment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on biosecurity, which plays a prominent role in protecting the world from catastrophic events or threats to global health like the pandemic. There is obviously a need for warning systems that detect possible outbreaks or viruses. Importantly, the pandemic raised concerns about the availability of food, water safety, product sanitation, environmental regulations and sanitary conditions at production plants.

As the virus spread, the urgent need arose to guarantee the cleaning and disinfection of surfaces where the virus or any bacteria could cause contagion.

Veolus understands that continuity for all industries, and especially for the food and beverage, pharmaceuticals or chemical sectors, depends on having the right filtration of air conditioning systems, sterilization of escalator handrails, sanitary arches and sanitizing mats. High traffic areas, such as homes, offices, hotels, shopping centers, warehouses or industrial buildings, where large concentrations of bacteria, germs, fungi, spores and viruses abound, can benefit from adhering to strict sanitation protocols.

The food and beverage, retail, hotel, restaurant and real estate industries in Mexico have successfully applied this biosecurity framework. But Veolus also covers an industry that has recently demonstrated much potential: the chemical industry. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted global supply chains, opening the door to new opportunities for the Mexican chemical sector, but it will only prevail if it implements a strict framework of biosecurity protocols within companies. This will guarantee international standards and approaches that are both safe and competent.     

Considering climate change and the environment, Veolus offers solutions through the use of cleaner and cheaper alternative energies or through the implementation of energy efficiency projects that reduce a company’s carbon footprint and environmental impact while obtaining significant cost reductions.

 

Veolus can take care of the full life cycle of systems that generate chilled and hot water, steam and compressed air, all of which are essential to those in the food and beverages sector. These services include detection and correction of faults, leaks, valves, filters and much more.

Miriam Bello Miriam Bello Journalist and Industry Analyst