Enel Generación Piura ’s Environmental Management System (EMS) is a tool that allows us to fulfil the commitments established in the Integrated Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Policy of the organisation. This management system complies with the specifications contained in the ISO 14001:2015 standard.
Enel Generación Piura identifies and monitors the environmental impacts that may arise from our operations, and take actions to reduce and mitigate its effects in accordance with current Peruvian laws and international standards.
The main aspects related to monitoring are the emission of CO2 and particular matter in the atmosphere due to the use of fossil fuels and the final disposal of industrial waste.
Enel Generación Piura ’s environmental activities are governed by legal requirements applicable to the electricity subsector and the environmental commitments established in its different Environmental Management Tools; these requirements are considered in the diverse operational control systems implemented in the Malacas Thermal Power Plant and their compliance is evidenced in the Annual Report on the Compliance of the Environmental Protection Regulation for Electrical Activities, which is submitted to MINEM and audited by OEFA.
The main requirements to be fulfilled are:
- Monthly monitoring and quarterly report on effluent, emissions and air quality.
- Environmental noise monitoring.
- Solid waste management and monthly information on the final disposal and/or treatment of hazardous waste.
- Environmental audits for the period.
Emission of gases
Enel Generación Piura , through its Environmental Management System (EMS), drives environmental conservation initiatives whose goals are more stringent than those of the current legislation. An evidence of that is Enel Group’s global commitment of significantly reducing the emissions of its thermal power plants by 2020 and becoming a carbon neutral company by 2050, as it is shown below:
Environmental quality standards for noise
The environmental noise monitoring is performed in Malacas Thermal Power Plant complying with protocols established in Peruvian laws and using the current environmental quality standards for noise as reference; the results show that our operation does not have a significant impact on the population.
Enel Generación Piura classifies the waste generated by its operations, including plastic, glass, paper and carboard waste that are non-hazardous waste; additionally, it conducts treatment processes before the final disposal of hazardous waste such as industrial and domestic heating oils. Recyclable waste is commercialised according to what is established in Peruvian laws. We count on an Operating Procedure for Waste Management that lays down our corporate guidelines.