Ence’s sustainability strategy, an example in the Congress of the University of Huelva ‘ODS in times of covid19’

The general director of Sustainability of Ence, Reyes Cerezo, has been in charge of explaining how Ence contributes positively to the Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) in the third day of the Congress ‘ODS in times of covid19’ organized by the University of Huelva. Cerezo has presented the most relevant aspects identified by the company in fluid conversations with its stakeholders and following the guide of the SDGs as an action strategy. Likewise, she has spoken about Ence’s strategic lines of work in four important areas of its sustainability policy: climate action and decarbonization, transition towards an increasingly sustainable production model, positive social impacts and respect for natural resources.

Ence is fully committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and contributes directly from Huelva to the fight against climate change and the promotion of sustainable and environmentally friendly energy, among other converted global goals. in goals of the 2030 Agenda that marks the sustainable development of our country.

In fact, Ence’s biomass generation is a model for the decarbonization process of the national energy system as it is a manageable production technology without meteorological dependencies. The savings in the emission of CO2 into the atmosphere and the remarkable growth of the company are other factors that increase Ence’s positive impact on the ‘ODS 7 Renewable Energy’.

Other strategies that mark Ence’s outstanding contribution to the 2030 Agenda are its commitment to local communities and to the development of small businesses, in line with ‘ODS 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure’. In this sense, 96% percent of the company’s suppliers are local.

It also highlights its commitment to promoting responsible consumption promoted by SDG 12, innovating with the production of special pulp alternatives to plastic in facilities where less than 2% of the waste generated is disposed of in landfills.

Ence’s contribution to ‘SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth’ also deserves a special mention for the more than 20,000 jobs generated throughout its value chain. In addition, the company supports its positive impact on this development objective with the maintenance of employment during the pandemic, which has even grown by more than 2%.

Gender equality promoted by SDG 5 is another strategic guideline in the management of the company with its Equality Plan, with which the company has seen the female presence in its workforce grow by 9% in 2020 compared to 2019.

Other strategies that mark Ence’s outstanding contribution to the SDGs are the direct and sustainable management of forest stands that absorb CO2 from the atmosphere, the biodegradable nature of products made from Ence’s cellulose or the company’s commitment to innovation and the continuous implementation of the Best Available Technologies in its operating plants and in all its growth projects.