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:

  1. Act for the production of a renewable energy accessible to the many
  2. Contribute with the local population to the sustainable development of territories
  3. 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.

Sustainability at Voltalia

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

Planet resources

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 certified
1 - 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

A recognized ESG performance

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Electricity production certified by the PEFC label for the Kourou biomass plant in Guyana

Cabanon project agriv






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