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2018
Investment of more than 6.5 million euros in the renewal of affected fleets for the collection of waste and urban cleaning, in central Portugal.

Election of SUMA as “Environment Trusted Brand 2018”, reinforcing recognition of the previous year and credibility among the populations.

Initiation of awareness raising activities to increase selective collection indicators in seven municipalities under the influence of Lipor.

Transition of quality and environmental management systems for the NP EN ISO 9001: 2015 and NP EN ISO 14001: 2015 standards and renewal of the OHSAS 18001: 2007 / NP 4397: 2008 certification for the head office and service center of Aveiro.

Relocation of facilities of SUMA’s headquarters for the Mota-Engil building, in Linda-a-Velha.

2017
Election of SUMA as “Environment Trusted Brand 2017”, thus having its credibility recognized by the public.

Extension of contracts between SUMA and the municipalities of Rio Maior and Porto de Mós until 2019 and 2023, respectively, reinforcing the company’s intervention in the center of the country.

Inauguration of the new Center for the Treatment of Non-Hazardous Waste of Azambuja, from its subsidiary TRIAZA, at a ceremony presided over by the Portuguese Secretary of State for the Environment.

Inauguration of the ZOOURBANIDADE® mobile awareness unit, which explores the citizenship concerning the use of public space and equipment.

2016
Return to Parque das Nações, where SUMA had an exemplary performance during EXPO’98, with the award of urban cleaning and waste collection services.

Launching of the online interactive platform “Urban Animals”, which displays environmental awareness contents and games.

Take off of the environmental education services for EGF.

Renewal of the contracts with Batalha, Alcobaça and Ourém, surpassing two decades of continued service in this municipalities.

2015
ECOVISION – SUMA and the Tanzifco consortium granted a contract for waste collection, operation and maintenance of five transfer stations and operation of two landfills in Al Sharqiya South, Oman, for a seven year period.

Extension of CONSITA’s activity to the state of Rio Grande do Sul, surpassing thus one million people served in Brazil.

Launched ECO KIOSKO – an innovative structure conceived to disseminate best citizenship practices in a commercial and cultural context.

Interactive SUMAKids platform implemented – online space that provides environmental education contents.

2014
Acquisition of Empresa Geral de Fomento (EGF), a state holding company that manages 11 multi-municipal systems of waste treatment, which corresponds to 6.4 million inhabitants served.

Opening of the first oil regeneration unit in Portugal, by ENVIROIL, with capacity to treat 20,000 tons per year.

Start of activities in the Middle East – technical waste confinement in the north of the Sultanate of Oman.

Re-entry into the Brazilian market through Brazilian firm CONSITA with urban cleaning and waste collection services (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais states).

SUMA diffuses environmental awareness contents through an interactive MEO Kids application in Television context.

2013
Start of operations in Urban Solid Waste collection and Urban Cleaning in Sumbe, the capital of South Kwanza – Angola.

Start of Urban Solid Waste collection services in Maputo through subsidiary ECOLIFE by SUMA for the Mozambican market.

SUMA distinguished for its work in Risk Management with the “Special Confidence” (Especial Confiança) award, an initiative of Azorean Premiums (Prémios Açoreana) Risk Management Diário Económico.

2012
AGIR kicks off operations for Urban Solid Waste Collection in Cidade da Praia – Cape Verde
2008
International project kicks off – sign contracts in the Urban Solid Waste Collection, Urban Cleaning and Environmental Education sectors in the province of Luanda (Angola).

SUMA headquarters and Aveiro Services Center attributed a triple certification in Quality, Environment and Safety − NP EN ISO 14001:2004 and NP 4397:2001 / OHSAS 18001:1999.

TRIU acquired through incorporation.

SIGA founded – the SUMA affiliate is dedicated to the global management of Waste in the Azores.

CIDADÓMETRO® is launched – a Mobile Awareness Unit directed at families.

2007
SUMA transfers its headquarters to Parque das Nações (site where EXPO ’98 took place).

CITRUP’s certification extended to include Social Responsibility – Norm SA 8000.

CITRUP awarded the EcoPME prize (award that distinguishes company’s Eco-efficiency and Sustainability polices).

Acquired NOVAFLEX and respective affiliates − REAL VERDE / NOVA BEIRA.

2006
Certification for SUMA headquarters and the Aveiro Services Center − NP EN ISO 9001:2000.

SUMA accredited by the Institute for Quality Training.

2005
Launched 1st Solidarity Mobile Unit – REUTILÂNDIA® (project for Reuse, Sustainability and Solidarity).

Accreditation for Porto’s Integrated Waste Treatment Center (CITRUP) by Quality Management Systems NP EN ISO 9001:2000/ Environmental Management NP EN ISO 14001:2004/ Safety and Health Management in the Workplace NP 4397:2001 /OHSAS 18001:1999.

Certification for Urban Solid Waste Treatment Station (ETRSU) in Riba d’Ave – NP EN ISO 9001:2000.

2004
Awarded 1st place for the National Environmental Innovation Award: SUMA/VLE (vehicle for washing Ecopoints and underground containers).
2003
Integrated companies STL and UTIL.

Accreditation for an Analysis Laboratory by NP EN ISO / IEC 17025.

Covered Waste Collection and Urban Cleaning services for 2 million inhabitants.

2002
Launched SUMA’s Mobile Training Unit.
2001
Incorporated SERURB – one of the largest national companies in the Waste sector.

Launched a pioneer project in Environmental Education – the itinerant LIXOTECA®.

2000
Selective Waste Collection management and cleaning of the Portuguese Presidency headquarters for the European Union – PORTUGAL 2000.
1998
Implantation of an exemplary model for urban cleaning –EXPO ’98: the 20th century’s last World Expo.
1996
Start of the first contract for Selective Waste Collection – Aveiro Municipality.
1995
The first contract for the provision of services − mixed waste collection, large waste items and Urban Cleaning for Batalha Municipality − is signed.
1994
SUMA – Serviços Urbanos e Meio Ambiente, S.A. (Urban Services and the Environment) is founded.