Galp accountable and proactive
Graça Brito, a specialist in soil and groundwater protection, has been part of the FCT teams that support Galp in its decontamination and remediation processes. The professor and researcher believes the company cares about the environment and identifies problems in a timely manner.
Galp often uses independent experts to carry out studies at various levels, especially with an environmental dimension. Their link with university centres enriches their knowledge and their work, and can even ensure the necessary exemption in procedures. Graça Brito, assistant professor in the Department of Earth Sciences and researcher at the Geobiotec Centre of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at the New University of Lisbon, leads one of the teams that frequently works with Galp on decontamination and soil remediation.
In an interview with our channel, the expert says that she considers the performance of companies in the oil sector in Portugal to be positive, as through APETRO, a business association, they have encouraged preparation of a specific guide for soil contamination and remediation assessment, which demonstrates environmental concerns. Graça Brito also points out that Galp, in particular, has been proactive.
She also reports that there are other positive aspects of the Company, such as the excellent training received by its technicians and their autonomy, and the way they collaborate quickly to evaluate contaminated areas. "In fieldwork, where it is sometimes necessary to make rapid decisions, this represents tremendous added value."
Read the full interview with Professor Graça Brito.