- The action was implemented by the UEP II team and young members of Clean Energy Ambassador.
- It’s the second day of cleaning beaches during 2016
Panama, September 26, 2016.-Panamanian Wind Union (UEP) Penonomé II, the largest wind farm in Central America and the Caribbean, organized the Second Day of Beach Cleaning, this time at Farallón Beach. The cleaning team consisted of staff from UEP Penonomé II and Clean Energy Ambassadors, which is a group of young students, 14 to 17 years old, from local schools and who are agents of social change.
UEP Penonomé II carries out multiple actions during the year as part of its commitment as a socially responsible company. It recently signed the Global Compact, an initiative of the United Nations that promotes the commitment of the private sector, public sector and civil society to align their strategies and operations with ten universally accepted principles in four thematic areas: human rights, labor standards, environment and anti -corruption.
With the signing of the Global Compact, UEP Penonomé II, in accordance with its mission to expand the energy matrix of Panama by developing energy generation through renewable sources and with the commitment of a socially responsible company, joins the proposal of the UN in focusing its efforts under the principles of the 17 Sustainable Development Objectives (ODS) of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, seeking to link essential elements for the well-being of the Panamanians and the development of Panama.
Encouraging and promoting effective partnerships in the public, public-private and civil society spheres, and drawing on the experience and resource mobilization strategies of the associations, UEP Penonomé II aims to focus on the structure of social responsibility in Millennium Development Goals: Affordable and non-polluting energy, Quality Education, through programs that seek the generation of culture on climate change, climate action and the protection of terrestrial life and ecosystems, with special attention to the Sanitation of contaminated water and reforestation, in partnership with programs such as “my first school” and “alliance for one million hectares.”
The Laudato Si ‘wind farm of the company UEP Penonomé II, has 86 wind turbines installed and has a capacity to supply clean electric energy to more than 125 thousand Panamanian families, with a saving of 88 million dollars in operating costs of the Electrical System Panamanian a year. This park will avoid the emission of more than 450 thousand tons of carbon to the environment, and will mitigate the emission of 1,000 tons of nitrogen oxide and 500 tons of sulfur dioxide, saving approximately 900 thousand barrels of oil per year.