COMMITTED TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES
Greenalia focuses its development to energy production from environmental friendly renewable sources, fostering respect for the environment and sustainability in the development of all its activities.
The company is fully aligned with the international pact signed in the Paris Agreement on 6 November 2016. Aware of the need for change towards a green economy, Greenalia is committed to promoting renewable energy in order to achieve a low carbon-based generation mode , out from clean sources, thus reducing the environmental impact.
The sound forest management defines the baseline on which the company develops the forest business. Furthermore, to promote greater transparency of forest logging activities and raw material process as it makes its way through to the industry, control illegal logging, maintain valuable habitats by protecting fauna and flora during forest management, increase the added value and social recognition of forest products and foster forest products as environmentally friendly products, are objectives defined in the baseline.
The company holds the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) certifications, guaranteeing that all the handled biomass is certified, strictly fulfilling with the sustainability criteria.
The Greenalia´s environmental management is based on a rigorous and exhaustive compliance of regulations while conducting the group´s activities. Specifically, in those related to the power biomass plant, the Integrated Environmental Authorization (AAI) establishes the required environmental conditions to exploit an industrial installation this kind. Its goal is to avoid, minimize and control the pollution of the atmosphere, water and soil, in order to achieve a high protection of the environment as a whole.
In this context, the AAI establishes for each installation top values based on the best available techniques, as well as the surveillance plans for all significant environmental aspects. As for wind and FV power projects, they must beat an Environmental Assessment procedure that culminates with the issuing of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or EID. In this study, the use of natural resources as well as the direct and indirect foreseeable effects of the activity are analysed and accounted for.
The EIS establishes the conditions and necessary measures to prevent, correct and compensate for adverse effects on the environment through an environmental monitoring program.