In 2021, World Environment Day (June 5th) focuses on the restoration of ecosystems. The choice of the hashtag #GenerationRestoration points to one of the most pressing environmental challenges we face today as a society.
Only with healthy ecosystems can we improve people’s quality of life, fight climate change and stop biodiversity loss.
At Sacyr, we believe that preserving and making sustainable use of biodiversity is essential to guarantee the planet’s future. Hence, we have committed to increasing environmental investment by 50%.
Biodiversity protection is a responsibility that we approach from a global perspective, proactively and with an integrating approach. Our Sacyr 2021-2025 Sustainable Plan establishes that 100% of new contracts will set goals for biodiversity conservation.
In line with the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, we contribute to the accomplishing of SDG 15 “Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems" by adopting measures that reduce the effects of human activity on natural habitats, avoid biodiversity loss and protect endangered species.
Valuation of the Natural Capital
Our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan considers Natural Capital one of its fundamental pillars. For that reason, we have put in motion a Natural Capital valuation pilot project on the Construction Project of the Pamplona-Cúcuta roadway.
This innovative pilot project analyzes the dependency relations and impacts that our activities make and identifies and quantifies the natural capital of the environment where we operate. This way, we know the net loss caused by our business activities and adjust the corrective measures to regenerate said environments.
The Pamplona-Cúcuta Project, which traverses several kinds of ecosystems and is in a region with a high biodiversity value, is representative to prioritize the most notable impacts of Sacyr’s activities in the environment. Thanks to this project, we have more detailed information to develop more accurate corrective measures.
Do you want to join?
This year’s World Environment Day will mark the start of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a global mission to revive thousands of millions of hectares, from forests to sow lands, from mountain summits to the sea depths.
How about you? Do you want to join #GenerationRestoration??
You can find more information on pages 100-107 of our Integrated Sustainability Report.