SUSTAINABILITY

The global commitment that guides our day to day

Sustainability as a concept refers to the stability of a species with the resources of its environment. As a society, we face major environmental challenges that require complex solutions at different levels.

The largest institution of study for climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), has estimated that we barely have a decade to prevent the situation from being irreversible, a fact that shows that time is running out and that urgent measures are needed to mitigate the effects of climate change on our planet, not only in the long term, but immediately.

Nowadays companies need to play a supporting role in sustainable development, that is, in support of the balance between economic growth, social welfare and the responsible use of natural resources. Companies must become an active part of the solution to society’s challenge to surround itself with a more stable and better environment.

"The beginnings of ESERSA are directly related to the commitment to sustainability. The company has been carrying out projects related to renewable energy and sustainable development for 30 years."

There is a clear reason for this commitment. According to forecasts made by different international organizations, by 2050 the world population will have gone from the current 7,000 million to 10,000 million. Of that figure, no less than three quarters will be living, most likely, in cities and urban environments, away from rural areas and, as we all know, with greater pollution problems.

So far, the global growth model has not managed to dissociate economic development and environmental impact; hence the interest in the evolution of traditional generation systems towards non-polluting systems.

The entire planet is faced with the challenge of controlling climate change and the strategy on which we have agreed unanimously is by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In this battle against climate change we know where we should go, but we still don’t know how or when.

It is necessary to plan a transition towards a new model which, while allowing the objective of sustainability to be achieved, is compatible with the other two traditional objectives of energy policy, namely competitiveness and security of supply.

At ESERSA we are convinced that the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions will only be possible if we introduce an increasing amount of renewable energy into our “energy diet” and based on this certainty we work every day at the service of this global commitment that is also ours.