For Enagás, its commitment to biodiversity is reaffirmed as one of its priority lines of action. For this reason, the company has been a member of the Pact for Biodiversity and Natural Capital since October 2020, promoted by the Spanish Business and Biodiversity Initiative (IEEB), which is coordinated by the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.
The annual meeting of this body marked the start of a new stage in which 18 Spanish companies - including Enagás - have made a public commitment to become relevant organisations for the conservation of nature by signing the new Pact for Biodiversity and Natural Capital. This treaty supports the goals of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, which includes targets for the business sector.
With the work done thus far in this area and the projects defined for the future, the company is ready to assume the highest level of commitment established in this new Pact. This involves assessing their impacts and dependencies on biodiversity, developing a roadmap to reduce them, and disseminating efforts and achievements.
Active agent for biodiversity
Enagás is committed to having a positive impact on nature by 2050. To achieve this, it establishes in its Corporate Biodiversity Guidelines, targets and actions to prevent, minimise and reverse biodiversity loss and is committed to preserve nature and ecosystems in the construction projects and facilities it operates. For example, in the design and planning phase of works, it includes measures to avoid environmental impacts, giving priority to existing infrastructure corridors. Another example is the landscape restoration carried out at the Euskadur compressor station, where Enagás has also conducted a pioneering study on the valuation and monetisation of natural capital.
Enagás is also carrying out actions aimed at regenerating biodiversity and thus making progress towards its goal of positive impact. This is the case of vegetation control projects with extensive livestock farming, a nature-based solution carried out on certain sections of our gas pipeline network, in León and Sabiñánigo.
To carry out these actions, the company collaborates with external stakeholders such as environmental engineering and consultancy companies, local communities, public administrations and town councils in the areas where Enagás is present. Also with NGOs, biodiversity associations and foundations, among others.