Sustainability

Sustainability

Projects that contribute to the natural environment

As an objective of its business management, Red Eléctrica undertakes to contribute to sustainable development and biodiversity conservation, and therefore, amongst other measures, it develops and carries out various environmental and social projects.

Red Eléctrica Forest

In 2009 we launched the Red Eléctrica Forest, a project that contributes to the fight against climate change through the planting of trees and, at the same time, the conservation of a natural area rich in biodiversity or the recovery of a degraded natural area.


Each year we help to reforest degraded areas in publicly owned land in different geographical areas nationwide, seeking the collaboration of various public bodies and organisations that work in this field.

By means of this project, Red Eléctrica offsets a part of its CO2 emissions, collaborates on biodiversity conservation and contributes to the development of the local economies through reforestation works that are carried out by local companies and organisations in the vicinity of the project.

Red Eléctrica Forests

Forest map of Red Eléctrica

To date, we have the following forests: Badajoz Forest, Teruel Forest, Los Alcornocales Forest (Cádiz), Sierra del Molino Forest (Murcia), Sierra Calderona Forest (Valencia), Robledal de Remendón Forest (Vizcaya), Hellín Forest (Albacete), Majorca Forest, Sanabria Forest (Zamora), Tremuzo Forest (La Coruña), La Carballeda Forest (Zamora), Firgas Forest (Gran Canaria), the Chajaña Forest (Tenerife) and the Asturias Forest. The latter two forest projects were restored during 2018.

New forests

In 2018 Red Eléctrica contributed to the recovery of two forests in Tenerife and Asturias, respectively.

In the case of Tenerife, 23.4 hectares of the natural area of Chajaña have been reforested in the La Corona Forestal Natural Park, through the planting of various species (almond, cedar, blue bugloss, broom and Canarian pine). In addition, several workshops were carried out in collaboration with schools in the area and several forestry, mountaineering and farming associations.

With regard to the Asturias Forest, Red Eléctrica has worked on the restoration of 41.5 hectares in Sierras de Bidur, Monte Cordal de Santín and San Fernando. Wild pine, oak, wild cherry and chestnut have been used in these reforestation projects. Furthermore, awareness-raising initiatives regarding the Asturias Forest have also been carried out, including classroom workshops or corporate volunteering activities with Company employees and their families.

Forests and their sustainable management can contribute significantly to sustainable development, the eradication of poverty and the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.See more

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