Enel's policy on biodiversity has been developed to contribute to the objectives of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the associated Aichi targets. In particular, our company is committed to:
- Planning activities that can interfere with the species and natural habitats by respecting the mitigation hierarchy principle (avoiding and preventing the occurrence of negative impacts on biodiversity and, when the impacts cannot be avoided, reducing damage and remedying their effects and finally, compensating for any residual negative impacts;
- In the case of residual impacts, implementing compensatory works that respect the 'no net loss’ principle of biodiversity and, where applicable, have a net positive balance;
- For every new plant, conducting environmental impact studies which provide an assessment of the effects on biotopes, and on animal and plant species in order to avoid working in areas of high natural value, further providing for the adoption of the best solutions to curb the effects on biodiversity;
- Collaborating with local communities, research centres and environmental and local associations to identify the values of biodiversity and develop studies and projects for protection and promotion, to monitor the effectiveness of measures taken to protect and preserve biodiversity;
- Reporting regularly on its performance in the field of biodiversity.