- 100% of the installed power in Spain and Portugal is certified under ISO 14001, as are all port terminals and mines.
- 100% of transformation and distribution activities in Spain are certified under ISO 14001.
- 75% of the total surface area of our offices is included in the Integrated Environmental, Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Management System (SIGAEC).
- 54.4% of the energy is produced at plants registered in EMAS.
- 67% of port terminals are registered in EMAS.
Endesa has measured its ecological footprint, a multi-criterion tool that allows determining, assessing and comparing the company’s environmental performance based on life cycle analysis: i.e., considering raw materials from their extraction and transporting to waste management and product management, once their useful life is over.
It aims at having a single environmental performance indicator performance that allows:
- Reflecting the overall degree to which different resources are affected by different businesses.
- Comparing business, technologies and installations, with different conditions, under homogeneous and unified criteria.
- Identifying areas of environmental improvement and optimising processes throughout the supply chain.
- Analysing the development and improvements achieved.
This tool also enables us to align ourselves with new European and global environmental policies and trends: ISO 14001:2015, LCA and circular economy.
Integrated water management
At Endesa we identify water as a strategic, critical resource that is being affected by climate change. The forecasts of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development state that, if new policies are not adopted, in 2050 almost half the world population will live in areas suffering severe water stress.
In order to preserve this resource, at Endesa we are constantly updating our corporate strategy with regard to water, and we endeavour to use water resources efficiently, both at our hydro-electric plants, which use water to produce renewable energy, and at those which use other technologies (thermal and nuclear). We also concentrate on the continued improvement of the control of waste water and on the preservation of the environmental status of reservoirs and the associated stretches of rivers.
A total of 20 production facilities are located in water-stressed areas (<1,700 m3 per person per year), but 80% of these do not use fresh water; this is the case of the thermal power plants, which use salt water only, or of the hydro-electric plants, whose operation does not consume fresh water.
For the seventh year running, we have joined the CDP Water Disclosure Project, an initiative that provides data on water and its management by the largest companies in the world. During the past year we reached the “Leadership” level, above the average level of the sector. The purpose of the initiative is to inform the global market of investment risks and business opportunities, and to help direct investment toward a sustainable use of this resource.