For the second time, as Latin America Power (LAP), we underwent a greenhouse gas emission assessment, which determined that the company reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 50.2% at the corporate level during 2022, considering our projects throughout Chile, where the reduction was 51% and Peru, with a decrease of 41%.
In the case of our country, the study that evaluated the operations of the projects San Juan, Totoral, Carilafquén Malalcahuello (CMA) and the company's headquarters, showed that the total of the emissions dropped from 1,503 tons of CO2 in 2021 to 729 tons of CO2 in 2022, and the main aspect responsible for the reduction in emissions was electricity consumption, a category that decreased by 77%.
In this regard, our general manager, Esteban Moraga, highlighted the importance of this type of diagnosis for all companies, regardless of the sector or industry in which they operate. “At Latin America Power we are convinced that this type of instances are crucial to account for the commitment we have with the environment and the environment that surrounds us. Although we receive these results as a good sign of the work we are doing, they also motivate us to continue improving year after year, to constantly reduce our impact on the environment," he added.
The study, carried out by the company Carboneutral, is part of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, a balance considered the best standard for reporting greenhouse gas emissions at a corporate or organizational level, contemplating the measurement of the compounds defined in the Protocol such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) and perfluorocarbons (PFCs). ).
Detail of the results by category
According to the report, 46.7% of CO2 emissions came from Parque Eólico Totoral, located in the Coquimbo region, while the project with the greatest decrease was Parque Eólico San Juan (Atacama Region), with a variation of 89%. compared to 2021, which represents a decrease of 772.6 tons of CO2.
Likewise, the company's emissions at the national level were generated mainly in the different facilities of its projects (47.5%), followed by emissions from business trips (22.0%), organization vehicles (21.7 %), home-work displacement (7.7%), home workers (1.0%) and delivery by third parties (01%).
Another point to highlight in the report was the decrease in the company's relative emissions, which decreased by 50% compared to the electricity produced in 2022, emitting 1.14 kg CO2 per hour in 2022.