environment

Highlights 2019
- Zero Significant Environmental Events (SEE) across our projects in construction.
- Zero Significant Environmental Events (SEE) across our projects in operation.
- New KPI's for hazardous and non-hazardous waste in offices and project locations.
- ISO14001 held in Ireland, Chile and South Africa.
- 1,390,506 tCO2e avoided from projects in which we have an ownership position and operate the project.
- Transitioned to a cloud-based data solution will also see reductions in emissions related to our data centres.

We aim to minimise our energy consumption in our operations and to offset these through the operation of renewable energy projects in which we have a share of ownership. We participate in the Carbon Disclosure Project to help us enhance our measurement and management of our environmental impact and for a second year running have been awarded Leadership A- status.

We work in hazardous conditions and strive to minimise our environmental footprint by managing our environmental impacts. We are continually improving on our management of environmental events and aim to ensure the bio-diversity of the area is maintained during, and reinstated to its natural state once projects are complete.

We report on the energy consumption in our operations and in our travel, as well as the amount of emissions we offset through the operation of wind farms and solar parks in which we maintain an ownership position.
 
We have taken steps to reduce travel-related emissions by enhancing our technology capabilities to facilitate flexible home working and encourage video-conferencing. Our transition to a cloud-based data solution will also see reductions in emissions related to our data centres.
 
Mainstream takes responsibility for the environmental and ecological impacts of its activities in the development, construction and operation of renewable energy projects. We do this through implementing our environmental management systems (EMS). Our offices in Ireland, South Africa and Chile hold ISO 14001 certification.

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