Our environmental management figures

Our commitment to the environment leads us on to seeking excellence in environmental management which we carry through in all our activities’ processes.

At Endesa, we are aware of the importance of using natural resources responsibly to ensure the future of the planet. That is why we seek to use the cleanest and most efficient technologies available and we adopt environmental policies to minimise the environmental effects of our activities.

We know that environmental management that seeks excellence is essential to move towards a more sustainable future. See below for figures that show the results and upcoming objectives of our environmental management:


Achievements and upcoming goals in our fight against climate change

The conservation of the environment is a principle which is permanently integrated into the management of our company and our decision making. Our environmental strategy is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals


ODS 6: Clean water and sanitation

ODS 12: Responsible production and consumption

ODS 13: Climate action

ODS 14: Life below water

ODS 15: Life on land

We seek excellence in our environmental management to contribute to the fight against climate change.

The figures that demonstrate our commitment

Data at 31 December 2018

Reduction of emissions

89.6% less SO2 and 49.6% less NOx compared with 2005

Investment in environmental activities

€ 1,705 million, an increase of 4.3% in environmental activities compared with 2017

Projects aimed at conserving biodiversity

25 initiatives

Reduction of the environmental footprint

22.1% less than in 2016

Sustainable use of water in generation activities

Increase in recirculation cycles and greater reuse

Promotion of electric vehicles

94 electric cars in the fleet

659 acquired by employees

100,000 kilometres in our e-carsharing programme

Efficient consumption

Optimisation of spaces to reduce energy consumption

10% reduction in water consumption in 2018

Environmental certification

100% of the generation and distribution facilities are ISO 14001 certified

Our upcoming goals

32% reduction in Endesa's direct environmental footprint in 2021 (vs. 2018)
Indicator 2005 2020 Variation
Absolute emissions of CO2 (million tonnes) 51 24.3 -52% emissions
Specific emissions of CO2 (g/kWh) 540 332 -39% emissions
Decarbonisation targets by 2021
Indicator 2021
CO2 reduction in buildings (vs. 2018) -17%
CO2 reduction in fleet (vs. 2018) -17%
Air quality
Indicator 2018 2021 Variation
Specific SO2 emissions (g/kWh) 0.64 0.31 -52% emissions
Specific NOx emissions (g/kWh) 0.95 0.83 -13% emissions
Specific emissions of particles (g/kWh) 0.021 0.016 -24% emissions
Water consumption
Indicator 2018 2021 Variation
Water consumption (m3/MWh) 0.80 0.44 -45% water consumption
Indicator 2018 2021 Variation
Reduction of electricity losses (%) 9.65 8.89 -8% losses

Percentage of losses measured at substation busbar - OS Criteria

Waste management
Indicator 2021
Waste production in generation Less than 37,000 tons
Reuse of combustion products from coal plants 35%

Coal products include ashes, slag and gypsum

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