Voltalia, a company whose mission is to "improve the global environment and foster local development," once again increased its renewable electricity production, which plays a key role in combating global climate change, while continuing to target renewable projects that are competitive in comparison to thermal generation and that help encourage human development locally, in both developed and underdeveloped countries.”
“In this period of health crisis, we see more than ever that each company must make its contribution in solving environmental and social issues. The inclusion of a purpose in our articles of incorporation comes naturally since it has already been guiding our strategy for many years.”
Voltalia, a "mission driven company"
Sustainability at Voltalia
Since its creation in 2005, Voltalia has been developing, building and operating renewable energy power plants, in the most developed countries as well as in emerging countries, thus actively contributing to the fight against climate change and better access to energy.
Today, Voltalia intends to go further and include in its by-laws three social and environmental objectives:
- Act for the production of a renewable energy accessible to the many
- Contribute with the local population to the sustainable development of territories
- Make the best out the planet resources, in a sustainable way
To achieve these three objectives, Voltalia can rely on its CSR strategy but also on solid and lasting pillars, a unique know-how which constitutes the backbone of its day-to-day operational functioning.
Act for the production of a renewable energy accessible to the many
Actively participate to the fight against climate change
Each MWh produced from renewable electricity decarbonises energy and therefore prevents the emission of tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
1546 kt of CO2 equivalent avoided in 2020
SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Strengthen access to competitive energy
Voltalia targets regions of the world where renewables do not need subsidies to locally produce affordable electricity.
≈ 80% of Voltalia’s installed capacity is unsubsidized
SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy
Contribute with the local population to the sustainable development of territories
Nurture dialogue with stakeholders
Voltalia places the utmost importance on its local and sustainable integration into the regions where it has plants. Regular and active dialogue with stakeholders, thanks to the establishment of consultation mechanisms, is a systematic and voluntary process of Voltalia in order to ensure optimal integration of projects in the territories.
Community Liaison Officers in France and Kenya
SDG 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Foster human local development
In Brazil, Voltalia carries out social and environmental projects that are fully integrated into a strategic vision for the long-term local establishment of the company in the territory. These programs are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and meet the needs of local communities.
41 social projects and actions in Brazil in 2020
2M€ invested for communities since 2014 in Brazil
Make the best out of the planet resources, in a sustainable way
Limit the environmental impact of our activities
Voltalia takes concrete actions at each stage of its projects and undertakes to strictly comply with national regulations in terms of pollution prevention and management of natural resources, whether land, water, wood or forests.
94%1 of wood used for the biomass power plant of Kourou is PEFCTM 2 certified1 - 94% corresponds to the weighted average wood PEFCTM certified from January 2020 to December 2020
2 - PEFCTM 10-31-3553
SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Commit to the preservation of local biodiversity
In order to ensure the preservation of natural habitats, Voltalia applies with vigilance and from the design phase of projects the regulatory procedures and / or recommended by applicable national and international standards requiring consideration of biodiversity.
177 hectares of land co-use in 2020
SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss