For nature with love

In order to honour the Environment Specialist Day, which is celebrated in Russia on June 5, employees of Enel Russia conducted several events in the regions of Enel Russia presence.

In Sredneuralsk, Sverdlovsk region, from April to May, the personnel of Sredneuralskaya GRES held a series of community cleanups at the water discharge channel of the power plant after a long autumn-winter season. An additional event was organized at the dam together with the Ural fishermen.

At the end of May, together with the Department of Housing and Communal Services of Sredneuralsk, the greening activities at the streets of the city by the volunteers from the power plant included plantation of 51 seedlings, among them 28 ashberry trees, 20 apple trees and 3 acacias.

Moreover, employees of the power plant participated in a competition to create new things from the old ones. The most interesting products were awarded by a special jury. And on May 23, a special box for the collection of clothes for recycling and charity was installed on the power plant’s territory.

On April 29, a large-scale community cleanup was held at Konakovskaya GRES in Konakovo, Tver Region, during which the volunteers from the power plant cleaned up the territory of both the power plant itself and the approaches to it, as well as the water discharge channel. After that, all participants could participate in the best photo competition, representing their activities at environmental events like cleanups of parks, shores or adjacent areas.

In early June, employees of Konakovskaya GRES, together with the city administration, planted 15 young western red cedars in the Komsomolsky Square memorial complex.

And on May 30, at Nevinnomysskaya GRES in Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol Territory, the volunteers from the power plant planted flowers.

Throughout all May, environment specialists from all the above-mentioned power plants of Enel Russia conducted ecological workshops in kindergartens and schools, telling the younger generation that even a very old thing can receive a second life, why it is so important to take care of our nature and why caring about it is the responsibility of each of us. During these meetings, the kids could try themselves as a newcomer in ecology and ask their questions to the specialists.

One of the priorities of the sustainable business model of Enel Russia is responsible consumption of resources, environmental protection and reduction of carbon footprint caused by production activities.

The company has adopted and is successfully implementing the Environmental Policy, the Biodiversity Policy, and the Policy on Single-use Plastic (aimed at reducing its usage). These documents allow the company to systematically deliver on targets in all environmental aspects of its activities.

In order to reduce its carbon footprint, Enel Russia is systematically increasing installed capacity of its renewable energy facilities, modernizing generating equipment of thermal power plants in a timely manner, improving their environmental performance, and ensuring regular monitoring and control over greenhouse gas emissions.

The company takes an integrated approach to the cost-conscious water management, which includes both reducing water consumption by reusing waste water, and efficient use of water resources through the timely elimination of defects in the water consumption system equipment.

The company effectively manages waste, successfully implementing projects in the field of circular economy and biodiversity protection.

Enel Russia implements a preventive approach to managing environmental risks. Employees of the company show a strong culture of responsible consumption not only at work, but also at home, which allows each employee to contribute to protecting the environment and minimizing the impact on it. Such an integrated approach allows Enel Russia to keep its position among the most responsible and sustainable production enterprises in Russia, which is confirmed by a number of awards and ratings.

The World Environment Day is celebrated in many countries around the world on June 5, the day when the first special UN conference on the environment was held in 1972, in order to attract public attention to environmental problems and the task to preserve the environment. Russian ecologists celebrate their professional holiday on June 5 because this day was defined by the Decree No. 933 "On the Environment Specialist Day" signed by the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin on July 21, 2007.