Protecting the environment is one of the cornerstones of Endesa’s strategy. We aim at minimising the impact that Endesa’s industrial activity may have in those places where it operates.
To fulfil this commitment, Endesa has signed the Biodiversity Pact, promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, based on an initiative of the Biodiversity Foundation. With this pact, also signed by another fifteen large Spanish companies, Endesa undertakes to carry out its activities in a way that is compatible with the conservation of biodiversity.
Endesa's environmental management aims at minimising the consumption of natural resources wherever possible and, by means of a structured and fully operative plan, it seeks to preserve biodiversity, preferably but not only in the places where it operates.
The Biodiversity Plan is included in Endesa’s Environmental Policy as one of its most relevant and distinctive facets, given that all the initiatives included in it are undertaken entirely on a voluntary basis, going well beyond strictly mandatory environmental requirements. Furthermore, all projects in the Plan involve verifiable and quantifiable improvements in terms of biodiversity or in terms of the contribution to existing scientific knowledge in this regard.
The projects included in the Plan are classified according to their scope of action and the biodiversity components they act on.
There are five spheres of action:
- Own facilities.
- Areas of influence.
- Research projects.
- Socio-environmental projects.
- Unique or emblematic projects.
And four areas of application:
- Use and infrastructure management.
- Habitat management (characteristics of the environment).
- Native species.
- Invasive exotic species.