Prosegur renews its emissions offsetting plan, initiated last year 2021, by supporting the Punta Palmeras Wind Farm project in Chile, which has the capacity to produce clean energy for about 60,000 homes. The production of this park avoids the emission into the atmosphere of 119,000 tons of CO2 in coal-fired thermal power plants and the import of some 215,000 barrels of oil to generate the same energy, as reported in a statement. With this initiative, "which by scale and objectives is a pioneer in the sector", the company achieves the compensation of the equivalent CO2 emissions generated by its operations in Europe. In this way, Prosegur and Prosegur Cash reaffirm their commitment to sustainability, a crucial area for the company, which has among its objectives to make the world a more just, egalitarian, green and resilient place.
Antonio Rubio, general secretary of Prosegur: "the company integrates the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations in its strategy, through the transformation of its businesses and greater efficiency in all its operations and activities. But at Prosegur we want to go a step further, as we see in this area an opportunity for growth, dialogue and competitive differentiation to support the transformation towards a sustainable global society. For this reason, we adhere to The Climate Pledge, in which other large companies participate, and which aims to achieve carbon neutrality in 2040, ten years before the stipulated in the Paris Agreement".
The offset plan is one of the different initiatives Prosegur is working on in terms of sustainability and which are integrated under the Sustainability Master Plan. This strategic roadmap is based on four fundamental pillars of work: environment; people; safe work; and ethics, transparency and governance. Within the environmental pillar, different initiatives have been established to make progress in reducing emissions. These include, for example, energy efficiency, green energy, circular economy and sustainable mobility. It is worth highlighting some specific projects such as the installation of photovoltaic solar panels in Prosegur Cash branches in Brazil, which already generate 70% of the annual energy demand with self-generated solar energy; the efficient lighting project to reduce 5% of total energy consumption; or the creation of an innovative project to develop an armored truck that can be powered by alternative fuels, among others. Likewise, Prosegur and Prosegur Cash have set themselves the objective that their energy consumption should come from renewable sources. The company has already achieved this in Spain, where it has obtained the certificate for energy from 100% renewable sources.