Sustainability


  • Environmental responsibility


    SIMEF is focused on sustainability and innovation policies, always seeking continuous improvement and maintaining the balance between environmental preservation and the development and economic requirements of its activity.
    In addition to rigorous compliance with all legal procedures required by all parties involved in its activity at all stages of the business cycle, SIMEF strive to use efficient and environmentally sustainable ways that reduce environmental impact.

    Social responsability
     
    The concern for a social balance is one of the fundamental characteristics of SIMEF, initially aimed at its employees, but currently also addressed to the community where it is inserted.
    Aware of its role in society and in order to maintain its policy of interaction with the community, employees and all parties involved and to achieve sustainable and responsible growth, SIMEF has been creating responsible policies to contribute for a fairer society and a cleaner environment.

  • ZERO WORK ACCIDENTS
     
    SIMEF's commitment in Health, Hygiene and Safety at work is one of the fundamental pillars of the Company, which aims to the highest standards with workers of Excellence.
    In this context, SIMEF is strongly committed to the reduction and annulment of Work Accidents, and its concern is to ensure a safe behaviour and good practices at Work.
    SIMEF bets on the awareness and continuous training of its employees in all areas.


  • Quality, best practices and the accuracy of the services provided by Simef, ACE, are a priority. In April 2013 the Quality Management System was successfully implemented in accordance with NE EN ISO 9001: 2008. 
    In April 2015 SIMEF achieved the Occupational Safety and Health Management System Certification to OHSAS 18001:2007/NP 4397:2008, and most recently successfully transposed to ISO 45001:2018.
    The certifications have as context both workshops, ensuring the same level of maintenance and railway engineering provided, and therefore the replication of good practices in all interventions.
    The high commitment of the whole team, translated in the adoption of methodologies aimed at ensuring continuous and effective maintenance of the relevant requirements for the system and the existing culture of continuous improvement, allow Simef to meet the highest demands.
    The two workshop centres are in the scope of the certifications, guaranteeing the same level of railway maintenance and engineering services provided, and consequently the replication of good practices in all carried out interventions.
     

  • MAINTENANCE, QUALITY, SAFETY AND HEALTH POLICY

    The activity of SIMEF, ACE is based on strict compliance with the requirements applicable to the maintenance of railway vehicles and their components, making available duly competent people and the most up-to-date material and technological resources, so as to ensure high levels of performance, both in terms of safety, reliability and availability of the fleets during their operation, and in terms of safety and health at work.

    It assumes the commitment of defending and promoting the sustained development of its activity, considering in its decisions operational, economic, ethical, socio-cultural and safety and environment preservation aspects, guaranteeing the fulfilment of objectives, legal requirements and others subscribed, in order to satisfy all its interested parties.

    This commitment is assumed by the General Management of SIMEF, ACE, whose corporate strategy is based on ensuring the involvement and responsibility of all its employees and partners in the following principles:

    SAFETY & HEALTH
    • Identify the hazards, assess the risks and define the control measures identified as necessary.
    • Provide safe and healthy working conditions for the prevention of material and human accidents, and work-related health problems, promoting the improvement of safety and health conditions of the employees, in order to ensure high performance indicators in terms of safety and health promotion.
    • Prevent the risk of infection by COVID - 19 among employees.
    • Perform maintenance on railway vehicles and their components in close compliance with technical, qualitative and process-related requirements regarding safety, ensuring the identification and elimination of technical, operational or organisational risks, maximising the safety of their operation, availability and reliability.
    • Ensure the information, consultation and participation of workers or persons who can contribute to the improvement of safety and health performances.

    INNOVATION
    Develop innovative solutions, meeting the established requirements to guarantee the safety, efficiency and quality of the maintenance service provided and to strengthen the competitive advantage in the sector.

    IMPROVEMENT
    To identify and carry out the improvements that create added value to the processes, products and services provided, thus guaranteeing the implementation, development and improvement of the Integrated Management System.

    FOCUS ON CLIENTS
    Guidance to the perception of the needs and expectations of the interested parties, with special focus on ensuring Customer satisfaction through the provision of an excellent service, supported by flexible, innovative and technologically advanced solutions which maximise the contracted service levels.

    TRAINING
    Ensure the continuous professional development of the employees, guaranteeing the adequacy of their skills to the functions performed and the improvement of their technical and behavioural qualifications, in order to maximise the level of safety and efficiency of the service provided.