Today, Gamesa announced that it has joined the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, joining more than 140 companies from across the American economy that are standing with the Obama >Administration to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to climate action and to voice support for a strong outcome to the COP21 Paris climate negotiations.
"Gamesa is a leader in delivering clean energy in the U.S. and worldwide. We have installed more than 26,000 wind turbines worldwide in the past 21 years, preventing the emission of an estimated 50 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere," said Borja Negro, CEO of Gamesa North America. "As a leader in clean energy supply, we applaud initiatives to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy."
The American Business Act on Climate Pledge:
Gamesa applauds the growing number of countries that have already set ambitious targets for climate action. In this context, the company supports the conclusion of a climate change agreement in Paris that takes a strong step forward toward a low-carbon, sustainable future.
Gamesa recognizes that delaying action on climate change will be costly in economic and human terms, while accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy will produce multiple benefits with regard to sustainable economic growth, public health, resilience to natural disasters, and the health of the global environment.
As part of its continuous global efforts to reduce its impact on the environment, Gamesa has committed to target a reduction of CO2 emissions from its manufacturing operations of 15% by 2025, through technology and efficiency improvements.
Likewise, Gamesa will put in place other actions to compensate its carbon footprint by optimizing logistics systems and energy consumption in offices across the world. In this way, the company will change its current energy mix, sourcing at least 20% of the electricity supply for Gamesa's worldwide operations from clean energy technologies by 2025.
Through 2014, Gamesa reduced its energy consumption throughout its entire global operations by 31% due to energy efficiency measures and reduced its emissions by 24% as a result of improved energy management processes. More than 90% of the materials used in the manufacturing of Gamesa turbines are eligible for recycling after the useful life of the turbine, and Gamesa is researching to bring that figure to 100% and achieve other advances in low carbon technology.
Finally, Gamesa will maintain and enforce certifications in its worldwide production centers that address greenhouse gas emissions, eco-design practices and appropriate management systems.