In 2015 EGP achieved 66 projects for biodiversity protection around the world, accounting for 46% of all the Enel Group’s initiatives in this field. 42% of these projects are connected with hydroelectric plants, and 80% of the latter include fish protection, 25% avifauna and 17% safeguarding natural habitats
Enel Green Power has always invested in biodiversity protection to help safeguard ecosystems and natural habitats in the areas in which it operates. Its focus on biodiversity is a testimony of EGP’s commitment towards the contexts and communities where it is present, with which it shares the responsibility to shape sustainable development according to the Creating Shared Value (CSV) model.
In 2015, EGP achieved 66 projects for biodiversity protection – accounting for 46% of all the Enel Group’s initiatives in this field (144). More than 60% of these projects have a duration exceeding one year, demonstrating EGP’s commitment in the areas in which it operates, where it plays a leading active role in the local life of the communities.
42% of these projects are connected with hydropower plants and, in turn, 80% of these involve the protection of fish found in the basins and rivers affected by the plants and run-of-the-river systems.
25% of them involve birds, including studies on migration routes, species present in plants and the mortality of the specimens.
The protection of habitats is the main feature of 17% of the projects carried out in 2015, with various initiatives, according to the plant or animal species that was to be protected, often involving local non-profit associations and organizations. Additionally, Enel Green Power has achieved various campaigns for local awareness-raising and communication addressing employees, contractors and the local population.