GNA has a strong commitment to socio-environmental responsibility

GNA has a strong commitment to social and environmental responsibility. The company meets the requirements of environmental licensing and funding agencies, such as IFC (International Financial Corporation), member of the World Bank Group.

To reinforce the commitment to the protection and sustainable management of natural resources, GNA has a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) and develops and implements several environmental monitoring programs, both in coastal ecosystems such as freshwater ecosystems and terrestrial. Among them are:

 Air Quality Monitoring

This action aims to monitor the level of pollutants in the atmosphere. In order to expanding the monitoring of in the region, GNA installed air quality monitoring stations in the areas of direct influence of the project.

Forest Recomposition Program

Through its environmental licensing process, GNA committed to carry out the forest restoration related to the vegetation suppressed during the project’s installation phase. GNA performs the restoration of resting vegetation at RPPN Caruara, a conservation unit of 4,000 hectares. By the end of 2020, of the 56.45 hectares to be compensated, GNA has already planted 34.36 hectares (60.8% of the total). During the vegetation suppression, GNA performs the management of fauna and flora in the area where the thermal power plants and other project are being built, as well as its monitoring after the construction phase.

Desalination Plant

GNA’s plants and the company’s offices in Port of Açu will use sea water for the cooling and supply process. This was only possible because from the initial phase of the project was planned to install a seawater desalination plant. This initiative indicates that GNA will not use groundwater resources in its energy generation process.

Special panting for FSRU BW MAGNA

The painting of the vessel FSRU BW MAGNA was changed from green to nay blue in order to reduce the attention of sea turtles. São João da Barra is a well-known sea turtle spawning area and when they are born, the young turtle must return to the ocean for their survival and they use the light as a guide. The navy-blue color reduces the reflection of the vessel’s lights.