This Friday, June 5, the World Environment Day is celebrated, aimed at raising the society's awareness on the importance of caring the planet we live in. As a socially responsible company, Neoenergia's group reiterates its commitment and respect with the ecosystems and natural resources' preservation in its operation areas.
Refrain the progress of climate change is one of the biggest company's challenges. As part of its corporate strategy, Neoenergia embedded the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - a set of global goals established by the United Nations (U.N.) - into is projects and solutions for promoting initiatives aimed at meeting the present needs without jeopardizing future generations.
Among the 17 U.N. goals, Neoenergia prioritizes the meeting of SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and SDG 13 (Climate Change) and directly contributes on a daily basis to SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 15 (Life on Land) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).
As a SDG supporter, Neoenergia increasingly invests in a business model that replaces polluting sources with clean energies. Currently, 90% of power generation, produced by the company is derived from clean and renewable sources, through seven hydro power plants and 44 wind farms (17 operational and 27 under construction).
The performance of hydro power generators is run so that resources captured in the rivers for the moving of the machinery fully returns to the system, with no change in quality or volume.
The entire working process at the plants is carried out in such a way to enable the control of any potential impact to the environment. In the construction stage, field campaigns are performed, including the preparation of monitoring reports, aimed at assessing the effectiveness of the environmental controls used and the progress of the activities.
With that, Neoenergia strengthens its commitment by adhering to a sustainable use of the natural resources and operates with efficiency in the production and use of energy, in the reduction of emissions, biodiversity protection and in the waste and water management.
Learn more on Neoenergia's group initiatives in the scope of the SDGs accessing our Sustainability Report [PDF].
Created on May 27, 1971, The Environment Week starts officially on June 1, and continues till June 5, when the World Environment Day is celebrated - a global date fostering environmental-friendly actions.
The environment preservation is a duty to be undertaken by all of us. Be conscious. Care and protect the environment.