88% of EDPR’s assets are certified as environmental and health and safety standards
Madrid, 09 February 2015: In 2014 EDPR reached an important milestone in this area, by certifying more than 3,500 MW* in the United States, which means 88% of our assets are certified as per the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.
Aware of the importance of adequately managing the environmental aspects affecting its assets and in line with its commitment to continuous improvement in terms of environmental and health and safety performance, EDPR had developed and implemented in 2008 an Environmental Management System (EMS) and a Health & Safety Management Plan, based on the ISO 14001: 2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards respectively.
At present, all of EDPR facilities in operation across Europe have both certificates, which translates into over certified 4,000 MW* distributed across different geographical regions: Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Poland, Romania and Italy. Furthermore, in 2014 EDPR reached an important milestone in this area, by certifying more than 3,500 MW* in the United States, which means 88% of our assets are certified as per the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.
In Europe, the process automation and system integration strategy has made it possible for the EMS to become integrated into the Prosafety software tool in 2014. This tool, which until now has been in use by the Health & Safety department, allows for more effective and collaborative systems that help achieve company-wide engagement.
The implementation of these management systems help us drive improvements in our processes, which allows us to work more safely and with a lower environmental impact.
*Includes windfarms with CoD before December 2013 and excludes ENEOP.
About EDP Renewables (EDPR)
EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), Headquartered in Madrid, is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is currently present in 12 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Spain, the US, France, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, the UK and Romania).
Energias de Portugal, S.A. (“EDP”), the majority shareholder of EDPR, is a global energy company and a leader in value creation, innovation and sustainability. EDP is Portugal’s largest industrial group and the only Portuguese company to form part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (World and STOXX).
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