Environmental Management

We manage the environment respectfully, engaging in continuous dialogue with our stakeholders, involving our suppliers, and maintaining maximum transparency regarding our activities. We use tools such as environmental management systems to achieve the desired environmental approach by meeting our objectives.

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Our premise is to fit in with our surroundings while conserving and enhancing the environment

The main environmental effects of our activities stem from the existence of plants in the territory. Therefore, we strive to make them compatible with their surroundings throughout their life cycle, ensuring the protection and conservation of the environment in line with the principles established in our environmental policy.

Our commitment to the environment is so comprehensive that it not only covers the activities of all Redeia companies but extends to our suppliers. We want them to adopt responsible practices and apply environmental criteria to their processes.

The most prestigious international environmental indices recognise our environmental strategy and management.

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Environmental Policy

We carry out all our activities following the principles of our Environmental Policy, updated in 2023.

It encompasses our commitment to pollution prevention, the precautionary principle, and concepts like life cycle approach, stakeholder expectations, the way we extend our environmental commitment to the supply chain, and how we proactively comply with environmental regulations.

We apply our Environmental Policy to all our majority-owned companies. In those where we do not have effective control, we promote principles aligned with ours. Additionally, we convey these principles to our business partners, temporary joint ventures, consortia, contractors, suppliers, and all types of collaborators of Redeia or entities acting on our behalf.

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Environmental Management System and Certifications

Thanks to our Environmental Management System, we integrate the principles of the Environmental Policy and environmental guidelines and objectives into our management and decision-making. We aim to:

  • Prevent pollution,
  • Respect, conserve, and improve the environment
  • Comply with legislation, as well as the multiple environmental commitments we voluntarily undertake.

In 2022, the percentage coverage of our Integrated Management System was 82% in terms of revenue

Red Eléctrica:

  • has implemented and certified an Environmental Management System according to the UNE-EN ISO 14001 standard since 1999.
  • Red Eléctrica was the first company in the Spanish electrical sector included in the EMAS register, covering all its infrastructures and workplaces. The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is regarded as the most rigorous environmental management and audit system in Europe.
    • It has adhered to EMAS, the Community eco-management and audit system, since 2001.
    • It releases an annual environmental statement validated by an independent verifier, informing stakeholders and society about its environmental performance.
    • It received the Silver Commemorative Certificate from the European Commission in 2015 for being registered for over 10 years and complying with EMAS requirements.

Red Eléctrica Andina (Peru) has had a certified Environmental Management System according to the UNE-EN ISO 14001 standard since 2007.

Reintel, Red Eléctrica Chile, and Hispasat have had a certified Environmental Management System according to the UNE-EN ISO 14001 standard since 2023.

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Redeia's business aligned with the taxonomy
79.2%
Business with certified environmental management systems
82%
Reduction of scope 1 emissions (compared to 2021)
15%
Surface area of installations in protected areas
0.08%
Recycled waste
92.7%
Restored hectares
993
Lines marked with bird-saving devices in critical priority areas
70.1%
Millions of euros for environmental issues
29.8
Our Environmental Goals for 2025

Reducing carbon footprint, protecting, and conserving biodiversity, ensuring the integration and harmonious coexistence of our installations in the territory, as well as extending sustainability to our supply chain—especially regarding the environmental area—are just a few of the short-term environmental goals we have set.

They are part of our Sustainability Plan 2023-25, an ambitious yet realistic roadmap that outlines specific, measurable actions with which we are already minimising our environmental impacts, progressing in our Sustainability Commitment 2030, and complying with our Environmental Policy. The Plan ensures responsible environmental management of the business and addresses our stakeholders' expectations and demands.

Specifically, regarding material environmental issues and commitments related to our Environmental Policy, the Plan includes 7 lines of action, 37 objectives, and 65 actions.

Sustainability Plan 2023-2024

Rather than being an exhaustive compilation of all our environmental activities, the Sustainability Plan 23-25 focuses on the main ones. Indeed, it drives, coexists and supplements other actions derived from continuous improvement processes in Environmental Management Systems, direct interaction with stakeholders, and other specific action plans.

We actively manage four material issues due to their relevance to our stakeholders:

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Biodiversity

Commitment to Biodiversity + Biodiversity Action Plan (2023-2025)

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Climate change

Commitment to Climate Change + Climate Change Action Plan (2022-2030)

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Integration into the Environment

Action Plan for Integration of Facilities into the Environment (2023-2025)

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Circular Economy

Roadmap for the Circular Economy 2030

Millions of euros to protect and improve the environment
24.9%
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In 2022, we increased our spending by 6.4% compared to 2021 on:

  • Pollution prevention
  • Protection and conservation of biodiversity
  • Fight against climate change
  • Fire prevention
  • Eco-innovation projects
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Millions of euros in the framework of Red Eléctrica
22.6
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Most of our environmental investment is in the management and operation of electrical infrastructure in Spain.

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Millions of euros for investment projects
4.5%
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The amount allocated to environmental issues in Red Eléctrica's investment projects grew by 28.5% in 2022. Its purpose was:

  • Environmental documentation of projects such as environmental impact studies, environmental studies, landscape simulations, and archaeological studies, among others
  • Processing of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
  • Environmental supervision of construction works
  • Environmental monitoring programmes
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