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Environmental Performance

AES Corporate Sustainability efforts centre on understanding the environments in which we operate and committing to the development of environmentally responsible energy solutions. Environmental stewardship and leadership are a key part of our business. Our Environmental Management System (EMS), environmental measurement metrics, and certifications and standards demonstrate our tangible commitment to environmental sustainability.

We work to support decarbonisation agendas in the UK and Ireland. For example, AES is leading the expansion of grid-scale energy storage solutions, enabling Governments to achieve maximum value from renewable energy installations. We also work to ensure our fossil fuel resources are used in the most efficient, effective and responsible manner.

The foundation of our environmental management approach is embodied in the following four principles included in the AES Environmental Policy:

  • Meet or exceed the requirements of environmental rules and regulations imposed by local, regional, and national governments and by participating financial institutions.
  • Meet or exceed our Environmental Standards.
  • Make decisions on additional expenditures based on a number of factors, including an evaluation of the local, regional and global environment where the term "environment" is broadly defined as the external surroundings or conditions within which people live — including ecological, economic, social and all other factors that determine quality of life and standard of living.
  • Seek continual improvement of the environmental performance at every AES business.

“Our corporate partnership with AES is a shining example of leadership and innovation; it shows how AES sees beyond simply financial support and the environmental challenges of carbon and waste, and recognises the need to go one step further and help in nature's recovery by taking action for biodiversity - not only on its own sites, but within the local communities it operates.”

Jennifer Fulton, Chief Executive of Ulster Wildlife