Eletrobras Companies seek minimal intervention in biodiversity in the planning, implementation and operation of their enterprises. Management and minimization of impacts on biodiversity are priority themes in the companies' strategy and a guideline to be followed from planning to operation of the enterprises. For each identified impact, actions are proposed to avoid, reduce, mitigate, repair and/or compensate these impacts, preventing risks. Potentializing actions for conservation and recovery of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the regions where companies are located is also part of the strategy for managing the theme, which is guided by the biodiversity guidelines of Eletrobras.
Since 2012, our System of Indicators for Corporate Sustainability Management (IGS System) – Environment Dimension – has specific indicators and variables for the management of biodiversity, for example, to support protected areas, recovery of degraded areas, flora and fauna monitoring programs, among others.
The Aquatic Resources and Biodiversity Working Group holds discussions and develops studies related to the topic. We can highlight the development of guidelines for the implementation of fish tank-nets in hydroelectric reservoirs, a pilot study on risks exposure related to biodiversity and ecosystem services and the opportunities of this interaction for Eletrobras Companies, valuation of the ecosystem service "Water Provision for hydroelectric and thermoelectric plants", among others.
Eletrobras also develops activities in partnership with several entities, such as the Technical Committee on Biodiversity (CTBio) of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS), the Center for Sustainability Studies of Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGVces) and the Lasting Initiative for Earth - LIFE.
Learn more about the partnerships of the Working Group with CEBDS, with FGV and with the Lasting Initiative for Earth – LIFE.
We are signatories of the Brazilian Business Commitment to Biodiversity. The document sets out nine goals to be met by 2030 and aims to emphasize the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services to companies, based on the premise of action aligned with national and global biodiversity strategic plans.
In 2020, the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 – Terrestrial Life - was prioritized by Eletrobras Companies, and biodiversity indicators and targets were defined in the Business and Management Master Plan. The targets aim to expand actions for the conservation and recovery of biodiversity in the regions where the companies are located, as follows:
• Zero loss of vegetated and/or forested areas by companies
• Inclusion of new threatened species in conservation projects carried out by the companies
• Increased investment in projects that contribute to biodiversity management - 1% per year compared to % of base year
• Increased carbon fixation in biomass (ton.) - 5% per year compared to the previous year.
In 2020, we joined, as "Early Supporter", the Business for Nature initiative called Call to Action, a call for collective actions to reverse nature loss by 2030. These actions are in line with our goal of being an active agent for nature conservation, biodiversity and ecosystem services.
See some of our actions aimed at the recovery and protection of biodiversity
For further information, check the Technical Documents Archive of our environment area.