In, 2020 we reduced our footprint by 56% versus 2019. This is a significant improvement mainly due to the gradual end to coal thermal generation activity and reduced activity from generation technologies due to the unusual situation this year.
At Endesa, we are firmly committed to reducing our environmental footprint and therefore we are looking forward to tackling the goal of continuing to reduce it by another 32% by 2023.
Management of nuclear activity
We are firmly committed to the safe management of our nuclear activity, as expressed in the Nuclear Policy approved by the Board of Directors in 2011 and published on the website of the companies operating in this activity. This policy sets out the commitment to act in such a way that all nuclear activities, whether Endesa is a majority or minority shareholder, have as their main priorities: The safety and protection of workers, the public and the environment, as well as the promotion of excellence in all activities, going beyond mere compliance with legal requirements.
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During 2020, 2 significant violations (over $10,000 USD) have been reported, with an associated amount of fines of 66,000 €.
During 2020, there were 58 environmental lawsuits, which can be broken down as follows: 6 issues relating to wind energy, 3 issues relating to nuclear generation, 4 issues relating to water, gas and coal generation and 45 issues relating to distribution. The total monetary value of the provisions for these environmental liabilities accrued at year-end 2020 has been 66,322,902 €.