ACWA Power International’s direct corporate Environmental, Health & Safety risk profile is that of a professional office based organization and hence is relatively insignificant. However, the EHS performance and effects of our facilities, contractors and service providers is significant. Poor EHS performance leads to reduced staff morale, increased operating costs and increased regulatory attention. In recent years the company has conformed to international standards and expectations by:
- Appointing full-time, independent, internationally-recognized environmental advisors.
- Undertaking environmental and social impact assessments that comply with World Bank and International Monetary Fund requirements, for all of the company projects.
- Integrating the recommendations of these into our design specifications and operating licenses.
- Complying voluntarily with the Equator Principles that are used as the standard for responsible lending by the international finance sector.