MediTerra is widely recognised within the environmental consultancy sector thanks to the experience, specialisation and professionalism of its team, the quality of its services and the capability to respond quickly and efficiently to the clients demands without any geographical, legal or language impediments. Due to the number of projects MediTerra conducts and the fact that most clients require environmental results in a very short time, MediTerra has incorporated specific environmental tools such as legal database software and risk assessment models which minimize the projects time and cost.

Company details

Sant Maximià, 2 , Blanes , Girona 17300 Spain

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Business Type:
Consulting firm
Industry Type:
Environmental - Environmental Management
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
1999

MediTerra conducts projects at both national and international levels being its three major clients:

  • The Private Sector (industries, law firms, project management companies, real estate agencies, finance entities, etc.);
  • Multinational Consultancy Companies with which MediTerra collaborates as a local specialist associate;
  • The Public Administrations for which MediTerra acts as an advisor in the development of environmental policies concerning contaminated soil and groundwater.

The lack of criteria and specific regulations did not stop the public administrations from developing their own policies on contaminated soil and groundwater for which the help of environmental specialists and advisors was required.

When Royal Decree 9/2005, which establishes a list of potentially soil polluting activities as well as the criteria and standards to declare a soil as contaminated, was finally approved on 14 January 2005, it marked the end of the lack of environmental regulations on contaminated soils. The public administrations would have to adapt their policies to the new regulations and start applying them.

MediTerra collaborates with entities and public companies such as the Waste Agency and the Water Agency of the Autonomous Government of Catalunya, the Public Society of Environmental Management of the Government of the Basque Country (IHOBE), the Ministry of Environment, Health & Social Affairs of the Government of Andorra, etc.

The counselling and assistance provided by MediTerra has followed these main action lines:

  • Investigation and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater
  • Development of policies on soil and groundwater contamination
  • Chemical Management
  • Risk Management
  • Climate Change and Carbon Footprint

The most important projects MediTerra has conducted include:

  • Methodological guides on soil contamination;
  • Technical guides for the identification of preventive measures against soil contamination;
  • Methodological guides which define environmental criteria for the excavation and management of contaminated soil;
  • Inventories of contaminated sites and potentially polluting activities.

MediTerra also collaborates with various Environmental European Programs created with the aim to fight against soil contamination among which it is worth mentioning: NICOLE (Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe) andCABERNET (Concerted Action on Brownfield and Economic Regeneration Network).

MediTerra provides advisory services to a wide number of industrial sectors so that businesses adapt their installations to current environmental as well as occupational health and safety (EHS) regulations. MediTerra also specializes in the development and application of environmental management systems (ISO 14001 and EMAS), management of chemicals and other hazardous substances, corporate carbon footprint calculation and environmental risk assessments.

In addition, MediTerra also offers the following services:

  • Occupational Health and Safety:
    • Conditions for chemicals storage (APQ’S);
    • Licences and permits transactions;
    • Exposure to chemicals and other hazardous substances;
    • Advice on food safety.
  • Environmental Risk Assessments:
    • Environmental Risk Assessment at SEVESO sites and/or installations;
    • European Directive on Environmental Liability (ELD);
    • Contaminated sites risk assessment.

Some relevant industrial sectors for which MediTerra has worked are the following:

  • Metallurgical industries
  • Petrol storage and distribution
  • Automotive industries
  • Electronic component factories
  • Energy companies
  • Ceramic factories
  • Paper industries
  • Medical factories
  • Plastic manufacturing facilities
  • Plastic injection factories
  • Package manufacturing factories
  • Chemical manufactories
  • Ink, pigments and paint factories
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Cosmetic factory
  • Brewery factories
  • Video tape recording factories
  • Cooling equipment factories
  • Printing industries
  • Financial business
  • Can factories
  • Offices
  • Storage and distribution warehouses
  • Battery manufacturing factories
  • Hazardous waste recycling industries
  • Hotel and Catering businesses
  • Supermarket chains

MediTerra collaborates with many multinational consultancy firms as a local associate consultant in Spain. Such collaborations have allowed us to be part of a wide international network of companies that provide specialized services to multi-sectored clients regardless of their geographical location.

MediTerra has participated in a wide number of projects with multinational consultancy firms such as RPS Group, BAE Systems (UK), Atos (France), Tauw (The Netherlands), CB Richard Ellis, ENVIRON (UK), Enhesa (Belgium), Arcadis, ENSR (UK), AECOM (UK), GRS (Germany), Egis (France), WSP (UK), Burgéap (France), MWH Global, COWI (Denmark), CH2M Hill, Panattoni, RSK (UK), Ecosphere (Portugal), AMEC (Germany) and XSP.

The lack of criteria and specific regulations did not stop the public administrations from developing their own policies on contaminated soil and groundwater for which the help of environmental specialists and advisors was required.

MediTerra collaborates with public entities and companies such as the Catalan Waste Agency, the Catalan Water Agency, the Public Society of Environmental Management of the Basque Country (IHOBE), the Ministry of Environment, Health and Social Affairs of the Government of Andorra, and the City Halls of Terrassa, Santa Coloma de Gramanet and Cornellà del Vallès (Barcelona), just to mention a few.

The counselling and assistance provided by MediTerra follows two main action lines:

  • The investigation and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, and
  • The collaboration with the administrations in the development of policies on soil and groundwater contamination.

The collaboration of MediTerra in the development of policies on contaminated soil includes:

  • Methodological guides on soil contamination;
  • Technical guides for the identification of preventive measures against soil contamination;
  • Methodological guides which define environmental criteria for the excavation of contaminated soil and soil quality;
  • Methodological guides for contaminated soil debris management;
  • Inventories of contaminated sites and potentially polluting activities.