As the EDF Group, EDF Norte Fluminense acknowledges that sustainable development, monitoring of socio-environmental impacts, preservation of natural resources and integration with communities are part of the company’s commitments
Prior to the start of operations of UTE Norte Fluminense, the company has been developing a series of studies and actions aimed at sustainable practices with the objective of monitoring, mitigating and compensating the impacts generated by its activity, as well as contributing to the preservation of the environment. In this context, we emphasize the greeting of the necessary steps taken for the environmental licensing of the plant, the research and development of new technologies, voluntary environmental projects and environmental compensation actions addressing:
- Conservation of Water Resources
- Preservation of Protected Areas
- Support to Environmental Studies
- Support to Environmental Education
Currently, the company monitors and treats items that may negatively impact the environment, society and its assets. To that end, EDF NF carries out several actions such as emission control; inventory of greenhouse gases; effluent control; waste management; reuse of rainwater and use of photovoltaic energy for consumption in the administrative area of the plant.
EDF Norte Fluminense recognizes the importance of human and labor rights, the environment and anticorruption measures.
Since 2014, the company has been a signatory to the Global Compact, when it has made a formal and transparent commitment to adhere to the Ten Universal Principles derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labor Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
Aware of its responsibility, EDF Norte Fluminense annually presents a Progress Communication on the Global Compact website, indicating the efforts to make its commitments part of the strategy, culture and daily operations of the company. More recently, the company has been working in the light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, also complying with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Associação Mico Leão Dourado
The partnership with Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado, Golden Lion Tamarin Association in Portuguese, signed in 2009, led EDF Norte Fluminense to participate in the project promoting the conservation of the biodiversity of the Atlantic Forest located on the low coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro and all its characteristic fauna, in particular the Golden Lion Tamarin.
In almost a decade of partnership, many activities have been developed, especially focused on the Environmental Extension Program. The project provides training and support to families of small farmers in rural communities in the municipalities of Silva Jardim and Macaé, in agroecological production and agroforestry systems (agriculture that keeps part of the forest standing) and development of nurseries that produce seedlings of the Atlantic Forest for restoration. This initiative contributes to the social, economic and environmental sustainability of the region.