Through its business model, based on the sustainable use of renewable natural resources, Ence – Energía y Celulosa contributes to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The company, the European leader in eucalyptus pulp production and the first Spanish company in the production of renewable energy with agricultural and forestry biomass, carries out a determined commitment to sustainability which, consequently, is reflected in terms of competitiveness.
Through its activity, the company helps advance towards decarbonisation of the energy sector, generating renewable energy in its independent power plants and in its biofactories – which are supplied with such renewable energy. In addition, the forest stands managed by Ence contribute to absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, mitigating the effects of climate change.
On the other hand, it should be noted that Ence represents a clear example of the transition from a linear model to a circular economy, since its activity is based on the use of renewable resources, such as wood or biomass, valuing its waste and incorporating it new to its work chain, which allows reducing the environmental impact, thus collaborating with the objective of responsible production. Likewise, its activity also favors responsible consumption, since the different cellulose varieties that Ence produces offer renewable alternatives to other products, such as plastics and various materials derived from petroleum.
The company’s activity also helps to combat rural depopulation, as it represents an important engine of development in this area. Through the production of pulp, and through its wood supply chain, the company contributes to generating employment and value for forest contractors, suppliers and owners in Spain. In addition, the generation of biomass energy in Ence’s plants helps to carry out a just energy transition, since it is an engine for sustainable employment in such rural environments.
Lastly, the company’s management model places special emphasis on protecting the life of terrestrial ecosystems, since it fights against deforestation and performs sustainable management of forest plantations, betting on forest certification both in its heritage and in all its supply chain. Similarly, Ence contributes to preventing forest fires, promoting active forest management and removing excess forest biomass, reducing the risk of fire.
Ence’s environmental commitment, based on rigorous and exhaustive compliance with current regulations, is accredited by various environmental certifications, and even has international distinctions such as the Nordic Swan ecolabel, seal of the Nordic countries, for meeting the most demanding criteria of environmental respect.