AEPSA, Portuguese Association of Environmental Sector Companies is a business association, established in 1994, whose purpose is to represent and defend the collective interests of private companies operating in the environmental sector, establishing itself as an essential key player and dynamic developer of the environmental sector market.
AEPSA proposes to achieve the following key objectives through careful planning:
Expansion and promotion of the participation of Portuguese private economic agents in the environmental markets.
Recognition in all instances of AEPSA as an effective representative of Portuguese private companies in the environmental field./p>
Definitive exposition of the public sector and the private sector functions in Environmental markets in Portugal.
In 2012, there was a merger between AEPSA and ANAREPRE being that AEPSA now has the purpose to represent and defend the collective interests of the Portuguese private companies operating in the environment sector, in the following areas:
Waste - Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Industrial Waste and Hazardous Waste;
Equipment, technologies and projects related to the water and waste sectors;
Recovery of products to be reused or recycled;
Processing and preparation of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, paper and cardboard, ELV (end-of-life vehicles), and all complementary, similar and related materials amenable to treatment;
Use and energy efficiency, when linked to water and waste activities.
Thus, AEPSA today represents the entire value chain of the Environment in Portugal, resulting in a turnover of about 1,000 million euros, distributed among its approximately 45 associates.
The Association is composed of effective members and honorary members:
All Portuguese private companies whose activity is within the scope of the environment sector and fulfil the conditions required by Law, Statutes and Internal Regulation may be effective members.
All Portuguese private companies whose activity is within the scope of the environment sector and fulfil the conditions required by Law, Statutes and Internal Regulation may be effective members.Podem ser membros honorários as entidades com contribuições dadas para o desenvolvimento do setor e de iniciativa privada.
The admission of members takes place after a written request from the candidates addressed to the Administration followed by a verdict according to the Law, Statute, and Rules of Procedure.