Sustainability

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Sustainability

Because these are renewable energy sources, the water and the wind are sustainable alternatives when it comes to energy generation in Brazil. In addition, managing the environmental and social impacts is paramount in all stages of Alupar’s energy generation process, ensuring the community’s economic and social development.

To access the Sustainability Policy, click here.
To access the Relationship with the Community Policy, click here.

Environmental Responsibility

Economic growth and energy availability walk together. Consequently, the construction of hydropower plants and transmission lines are beneficial and essential to Brazil’s development. The gains from implementing such projects outweigh their potential negative impacts. Some of these benefits are low cost for energy generation, obtaining energy from a renewable sustainable source and developing programs that are important to preserve the environment in the region, creating new jobs and strengthening the local economy.

Aligned with its commitment to the sustainable development of the communities where it operates, all Alupar projects are in compliance with the environmental laws based on the instruments and rites of the process of environmental licensing, and follow the resolutions of the National Environment Council (CONAMA). Each project has unique characteristics that are respected and taken into account during the Environmental Impact Study (EIA), so as to establish the most effective plan of action for each location.

Environmental Programs

  • Replacement and Recovery of the Native Forests
  • Preservation and Recovery of Environmental Protection Areas
  • Maintenance of the biodiversity of the Fauna and Flora
  • Environmental Compensations reverted to the Maintenance of Conservation Units

These initiatives that aim to mitigate each project’ impacts are described in detail in the Basic Environmental Plan (PBA).

Carbon Credits

Another initiative that contributes to the sustainability of Alupar’s energy generation projects is the certification to generate carbon credits which are traded on the international market. Created by the United Nations (UN), this practice is part of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and highlights the contribution of the projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and control global warming.

 

Respect for the local community

Respect for the past history and opinion of the local communities is essential during each stage of implementation and operation of a project. For this reason, Alupar maintains an open communication channel through Social Communication Programs which are essential to information exchange between the Company and the community, so that everyone is aware of the most important events related to Alupar’s projects, ensuring transparency in any news of public interest.

The project must be beneficial to all parties involved—based on this premise and the specific needs of each region, Alupar invests in programs to actively help improve quality of life in the local communities. Besides developing projects geared towards key topics, such as health and education.

Through tax incentive laws, the community also benefits from cultural programs, including travelling theatre and maintenance of community libraries and multi-purpose sports centers.

Institutions supported through the Incentive Laws

Culture Incentive Law

• Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
• Fundação Bachiana
• Associação Vagalume
• Fundação Dorina Nowill para Cegos
• Associação Fernanda Bianchini
• Hospital Pequeno Príncipe

Sports Incentive Law

• Instituto Sports
• Instituto Tênis
• Rugby – Confederação Brasileira de Rugby

Elderly Support Fund

• Hospital do Câncer de Barretos – Hospital Do Amor
• Associação dos Amigos dos Excepcionais de São Paulo – APAE SP

PRONON

• Hospital Bom Samaritano
• Santa Casa de Marília
• Hemocentro de Ribeirão Preto
• Fundação Boldrini

PRONAS

• Hospital Pequeno Príncipe
• IMIP – Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira

Municipal Fund for the Rights of Children and Adolescents

• Colégio Mão Amiga
• Liga Solidária
• Instituto André Franco Vive
• Instituto OBI
• Instituto Verdescola
• Projeto Casulo
• Lar Uma Nova Esperança
• Hospital Pequeno Príncipe
• Lar Betânia
• APAE
• Fundação Futuro Brasil

Respect for Historic Heritage

A good relationship with the community in the region where a new Alupar project will be implemented also depends on respect for its past history. Before starting the works, an archeological team studies the records and documents related to the region’s ancestors. After this preliminary study, the team goes to the field with the appropriate tools and thoroughly searches the project’s area of influence.

 

Green Bonds

Green Bonds are bonds issued  to raise funds for projects or assets that have a positive socio-environmental impact. These bonds, which are generally long-term, attract investors committed to the development and improvement of climate issues. In December 2019, TSM – Transmissora Serra da Mantiqueira S.A., a subsidiary of Alupar, issued a green bond to finance the construction of the asset. This issuance is considered green, based on satisfactory socio-environmental performance, assessed by an independent expert opinion, and considering its contribution to the transmission of renewable energy.

To access the Second Opinion Report, click here (Portuguese only).

Videos from the Projects Supported by Alupar

Release of the book “Aves de São Francisco Xavier” elaborated during the implementation of the transmitter TSM – Transmissora Serra Mantiqueira S.A., click here, and to download the book “Aves de São Francisco Xavier”, click here.

Projects supported by Alupar, click here.

Aqualuz Project, click here.

Archaeological rescue made by TCE – Transmissora Colombiana de Energia, click here.

 

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