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Decarbonization and sustainable development

ENGIE is committed to both the mitigation and adaptation to climate change and also sustainable development. The company actively develops low carbon initiatives aligned with the Group’s strategic corporate pillars of Decarbonization, Decentralization and Digitization as well as the United Nations inspired Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

ENGIE offers solutions for decarbonization of its customers and future generations including: carbon credits, renewable energy agreements (ENGIE-REC) and renewable energy certificates (I-REC).

How can these solutions help my company?

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ENGIE’s initiatives provide immediate benefits to customers such as:

  • Sustainability as a value added;
  • Neutralization, offsetting and reduction of carbon emissions;
  • Substantiation of energy consumption from an exclusive renewable sources;
  • Enhancement of image and creation of value;
  • Contribution to socio-environmental actions, initiatives and programs;
  • Sound and reliable partnership with the largest independent energy generator in the country.

Our solutions

ENGIE’s low carbon initiatives

Carbon Credits

Certified reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from ENGIE’s projects’ portfolio registered with the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

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ENGIE renewable energy agreements in the free market which guarantee the origin of energy generation and its exclusively renewable nature.

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ENGIE’s renewable energy certificates vouching that electricity consumed originates from a renewable source.

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How are GHG emissions classified and registered in the inventories?

Scopes 1,2 and 3 are established for the purposes of registration and preparation of corporate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories in accordance with Brazilian GHG Protocol Program guidelines.

Scope 1

Direct GHG emissions from sources that are owned or are controlled by the organization.

Scope 2

Indirect GHG emissions from the acquisition of electrical and/or thermal energy that is consumed by the organization.

Scope 3

Indirect GHG emissions resulting from the operations of the organization although from sources not directly owned or controlled by that organization.

Based on their inventories, the organizations can establish strategies for reducing and management of their GHG emissions and using distinctive instruments for offsetting, neutralizing or even eliminating emissions altogether.

Sustainability: Energy Transition and Decarbonization

Know more about ENGIE’s commitments and activities in the transition to a low carbon economy.

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