OHL is committed to preventing pollution and protecting the environment as a response to addressing the risks posed and responding to increasingly stringent environmental requirements and a more sensitive society.
The Group has signed new commitments and initiatives on Climate Change: Commit to responsible corporate engagement in climate policy of Caring for Climate , Business Leadership Criteria on Carbon Pricing Caring for Climate, Green Growth (Barcelona Declaration) and Biodiversity Pact of the Biodiversity Foundation in Spain, in addition to the already existing commitments.
The company has also developed its first Water Shortage Footprint Protocol, which together with the Carbon Protocol allows progress in the calculation of the Environmental Footprint.
Environmental and energy management
In 2015, 98% of turnover was performed with a systematic environmental supervision and 65% of the turnover was produced with a certified environmental management system. The monitoring and control activity has remained in the range of 530 days of internal and external audits.
Construction and sustainable and green services
OHL is currently executing 16 construction projects under the LEED standard in the US, Spain, Qatar and the Slovak Republic. In total, the Group has 23 LEED certifications, 13 in gold category and 6 in silver category.
Meanwhile, OHL Services has 4 contracts related to energy efficiency in buildings and urban services worth €41.7 million and with the longest duration of 15 years.
OHL Group invited in COP21
The OHL Group participated in the panel organized by CDM Forum for Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) on December 2, 2015. The Group gave a business vision about the importance of offsetting greenhouse gases emissions through clean development mechanisms, projects that are supported by the UN and provide other benefits to society and economic development.
(*) Caring for Climate: The UN’s Initiative for Business Leadership on Climate Change.