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Environmental management is the starting point for our practices and we approach it based on a range of aspects: biophysical management and social management in our areas of influence, human rights management, environmental education for our stakeholders, environmental research, diversification of energy sources, carbon footprint offsetting, comprehensive water management and sustainable energy management. This is in order to cover all the facets necessary to achieve our aim of contributing towards sustainable human development.

 
 

Environmental Management System

We have an Environmental Management System that comprises statutory and supplementary action in respect of biotic (fauna and flora), physical (water, air and soil) and social aspects, as well as actions with all our stakeholders.

When operating our power plants, we take into account the relationships between these aspects and commit ourselves to comprehensive environmental management that includes the identification of risks, as well as the assessment, prevention, correction, mitigation and offsetting of negative environmental and social impacts, while also seeking to reinforce any positive impacts, thereby complying with current and applicable environmental regulations.

We maintain an Environmental Policy and an Environmental Management System based on standard NTC-ISO 14001: 2004, including integrated elements that ensure that energy generation and marketing activities are carried out in accordance with the standard and under criteria of social and environmental responsibility.

Below are the environmental management criteria that form the basis for fulfilling the commitments that we make with the territories:

Structural criteria

  • Consistent management starting from the project's study and construction stages, all the way through to the power plant's operation.
  • Sustainable management that contributes towards social development and wellbeing, as well as the protection of water and natural resources.
  • Technical, economic, environmental, social and legal viability.
  • Shared value that creates economic, environmental and social benefits for society.

Operational criteria

  • Comprehensive management: coordination between the social and the biophysical.
  • Concerted management: internal and external.
  • Management that prioritizes the common good over individual interests.
  • Coordinated management with local stakeholders and the regions.
 

Environmental Policy

We have an Environmental Policy that guides our actions and establishes the following objectives:

  • Perform a preventive environmental management across all our business activities.
  • Contribute to the sustainable development of the environment through the efficient and responsible use of our natural resources.
  • Manage a proper engagement with our stakeholders and contribute to the harmonious incorporation of the Company in the regions where we operate.

Management, planning and evaluation

Environmental Policy

 

Management, planning and evaluation

 
 
 
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Management of permits, licenses and environmental management plans

The legal management we conduct covers compliance with all environmental regulations applicable to our activities, from the development of studies, and applications for permits and licenses, through to the implementation and monitoring of Environmental Management Plans.
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Inter-institutional coordination

Joint initiatives with local and regional institutions from the various areas of influence where we operate.

Supplementary social and environmental management

Voluntary actions that are additional to the statutory obligations set out in environmental permits and licenses, which we undertake in order to contribute towards the communities within the context of sustainable human development.
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Payment of financial obligations

Payment of financial obligations

Transfers to municipalities and regional autonomous corporations total 6% for hydroelectric power plants and 4% for thermal power plants, based on gross energy sales from our own generation, in accordance with the rate set by the Energy and Gas Regulatory Commission (CREG) for block sales. The transfers are used for rural and urban water supply systems, micro-basin management, reforestation (ecological recovery and rehabilitation), solid waste management and wastewater treatment.

 

Environmental Management Plan

Environmental Management Plan

Actions established by law that directly address the impacts caused by studies, as well as the construction or operation of generation plants.

We have Environmental Management Plans for each of our power plants: San Carlos, Miel I, Jaguas, Calderas and Termocentro.

 

Biophysical programs

Action for the protection, conservation and recovery of environments, habitats and species, in order to mitigate and offset negative impacts and reinforce positive impacts.

Social programs

Programs for wellbeing and capacity building among communities in our areas of influence.

 

Environmental investment

Environmental investment

Voluntary contributions other than those relating to social and biophysical programs in the regions.

 

Biophysical investment

Voluntary actions aimed at the protection, conservation and recovery of ecosystems and species in the regions.

 

Social investment

Voluntary actions aimed at capacity building among communities in the regions.

 
 
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Our 2017 results

Environmental management

We encourage you to refer to last year’s most outstanding milestones regarding our environmental management and to provide your comments at Contact us.

  • All our power plants are certified in ISO 9001 and 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.
  • We invested $58,693 million in implementing social and environmental programs at the power plants in compliance with legal requirements and commitments assumed with communities in the areas of influence.

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