Madrid, July 11, 2023.
With this project, FCC Medio Ambiente and FCC Ámbito seek to promote the environmental axis of their 2050 Sustainability Strategy, where they undertake to continue fighting against climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2030 compared to 2017, and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050
FCC Medio Ambiente and FCC Ámbito are making progress in achieving their objectives within the framework of their 2050 Sustainability Strategy and their commitments in the fight against climate change, more specifically in terms of efficiency and energy savings, development of renewable energies and achieving carbon neutrality. Both companies, which within the FCC Group provide environmental services for recycling and comprehensive waste management, both municipal and industrial and commercial, are developing an ambitious program to install photovoltaic technology in all their environmental recycling complexes. The treatment and recycling plants of waste are the facilities with the highest consumption of electricity in the company and, therefore, the work centers that contribute the most to the organization's carbon footprint in scope 2, which refers to the indirect emissions of Gases of Greenhouse Effect (GHG) associated with the generation of electricity purchased and consumed by the company. To reduce this carbon footprint, FCC Medio Ambiente and FCC Ámbito have been promoting the self-consumption of renewable electricity produced in the plants themselves by using energy from waste for years. In 2022, this self-consumption accounted for 53% of the electrical energy consumed in the plants. In the last two years, FCC Medio Ambiente has installed 8,500 m2 of photovoltaic panels with a power of 1,693 kW in its environmental complexes in La Campiña (Loeches – Madrid ) and Valsequillo (Antequera - Málaga), and throughout 2023 and 2024 it plans to complete the assembly of more than 39,000 m2 of panels at nine facilities throughout Spain with an investment of more than 5 million euros and 8,000 kW of power that they will produce close to 10,300 MWh of renewable energy each year, and that will mean a reduction in emissions of 2,800 tons of CO2 equivalent per year. As regards FCC Ámbito, it is completing the installation of more than 4,000 m2 of photovoltaic panels with a power of 863 kW in seven plants in Spain, which will produce 1,200 MWh of renewable energy each year and which represent a reduction in emissions of 324 tons of CO2 equivalent per year. Study is underway to extend the program to eleven other facilities with an additional 1,250 kW of power that will produce another 1,600 MWh of renewable energy each year. With this project, FCC Medio Ambiente and FCC Ámbito seek to promote the environmental axis of their 2050 Sustainability Strategy, where pledge to continue fighting climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2030 compared to 2017, and to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050. In the three years of validity of its financing program for green bonds (Green Bond Framework, 2019-2021) 1,100 million have been invested in green projects that have avoided the emission of 6.3 million tons of CO2. These efforts have been recognized by the Spanish Office for Climate Change (OECC), which in the last two years evaluated (2020 and 2021) has awarded the organization the Calculo-Reducco-Compenso seal related to CO2 emissions. The Sustainability Strategy 2050 is a 30-year business development roadmap that integrates very demanding objectives and commitments with high added value for the company and society as a whole, and that are integrated into four lines of action: environmental, social, excellence and good governance. Access the 2050 Sustainability Strategy video here
Contact Contact name: FCC Medio Ambiente Contact description: FCC Medio Ambiente Contact telephone number: 91 757 3327