Concession agreements entered into between the Portuguese State and the companies owned by the EGF Group have as their object the exploration and management of a system for the treatment and selective collection of municipal waste in 174 municipalities of mainland Portugal.
The monitoring of the sector, under Decret-Law 10/2014 of March 6, is committed to an economic regulator, specifically the economic regulation of management entities, ensuring the practice of prices that, in an environment of efficiency and effectiveness in the provision of the service , to ensure the economic and financial viability of these entities, and to this end, the Board of Directors has the authority to approve regulations with external effectiveness in tariff matters.
The Regulatory Authority for Water and Waste Services - ERSAR, has as its mission the regulation and supervision of the sector of urban solid waste management services, as defined in the statutes of the regulator see: http://www.ersar.pt/ en / a-ersar / mission-attributions-and-powers.
We highlight some of ERSAR's competences:
1 —ERSAR attributions of behavioral regulation in economic aspects:
2 — ERSAR's attributions of behavioral regulation are also:
EGF's management objectives are to promote the national economy and ensure that the public service provided by its companies is financially balanced, keeping in mind that its service must reflect the highest quality at the lowest cost to the citizen.
In this context, it is important to highlight the high levels of investment that have been achieved and to achieve operational efficiency, in a clear demonstration of a commitment to keep EGF as a national and international reference.