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Eco-efficiency improvement .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Information
  • Submitted by: Brisa Auto-Estradas de Portugal, S.A
  • Topic: Energy
  • Keywords: energy efficiency, waste management
  • Location: Portugal
  • Date of completion: 2012
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Deliverables & Resources
Action network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Global Compact
Eco-efficiency improvement

Partner(s)

Brisa Auto-Estradas de Portugal, S.A

Description/achievement of initiative

Brisa identified eco-efficiency as a priority area for action, defining quantitative objectives for 5 fundamental indicators: consumption of water, electricity, fuel and emissions and waste generation.

Implementation methodologies

The targets defined for the eco-efficiency index are addressed by the organization as a strategic priority, which means they are achieved through:

- Behavioural aspects, related to the company employees best practices, namely through eco-driving as a way to reduce fuel consumption.

- Operational improvements, supported by better procedures, technology and equipments, namely through greater efficiency of the network's lighting, a component that represents almost half of the Group's total consumption
of electricity.

Many other examples cover waste and water management. These initatives are detailed on Brisa's Sustainability Report, available at Brisa Official Website

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Total GHG emissions in the year 2012 must be, at least, 6% lower than in 2009. 2012
By 2012: Total waste generated in the year 2012 must be, at least, 3% lower than in 2009. 2012
Total water consumption in the year 2012 must be, at least, 3% lower than in 2009. 2012
Total fuel consumption in the year 2012 must be, at least, 3% lower than in 2009. 2012
Total electricity consumption in the year 2012 must be, at least, 10% lower than in 2009. 2012
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