At Celsia, we incorporate guidelines for environmental management into our Strategy, which ensure the continuous improvement of performance in this area, within the framework of its Management System and legal compliance.
GRI (3-3) (2-23) Celsia manages its Environmental Strategy through innovative actions for the conservation and efficient use of natural resources, comprehensive management of impacts under the principle of mitigation hierarchy, and due diligence throughout the Value Chain, with the participation of its Stakeholders, striving for the Organization’s permanence over time.
GRI (3-3) (2-23) Our Environmental Policy directs the framework of action of our employees for their relationship with Stakeholders; it guides actions based on compliance with environmental standards and regulations and in it we reflect our commitment to continuous improvement and the establishment of goals and objectives to reduce the impacts covering our operations of:
We ratify and continue with the medium- and long-term commitments that we set for ourselves:
Through our good socio-environmental practices, we have a certification in the ISO 14001 – 2015 s Standard, which ensures that the different activities in the operation and maintenance of our assets comply with current socio-environmental regulations and actions are taken for continuous improvement.
Certification, Verification and Auditing
During 2022, the National Authority for Environmental Licenses (ANLA, in Spanish) granted us an Environmental License for the construction of a solar farm in the Department of Tolima, Colombia, with a capacity of 100 MW, and, for its part, the Valle del Cauca Regional Autonomous Corporation (CVC), in Colombia, granted us an Earthwork Permit for the construction of a 9.9 MW solar park.
The principal activities or projects that were executed through voluntary and mandatory environmental investment in 2022 were:
We have Water Resource-Conservation Programs – such as ReverdeC – and we contribute to scientific and academic knowledge with the dissemination of biodiversity information; we diversify our Generation Matrix to promote unconventional and conventional renewable energy-generation technologies. We contribute to the energy transition in the countries where we are present.
Principal Results in 2022
GRI (3-3) (2-27) (307-1) In the last four years, Celsia has not registered fines or environmental violations derived from the operations and maintenance of all our assets.
Our objectives and goals are aimed at preventing, reducing, mitigating and compensating those impacts that we may cause in our operating environments under the principle of Mitigation Hierarchy and the construction of relationships of mutual respect and value creation with our Stakeholders.