At Energía Costa Azul we believe that, when done responsibly, the development of energy infrastructure can be compatible with the protection and preservation of the environment and our historic heritage.
Ever since we first arrived in Ensenada, we have complied with the strictest technical standards and all environmental requirements by local, state, and federal authorities.
In addition, as part of our global commitment to the environment, we align to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations as a mechanism to promote environmental conservation as a means to mitigate the impact of climate change.
- We perform studies to assess the potential impact of every one of our projects.
- We collaborate with academic institutions in the protection and relocation of wild flora and fauna.
- We are committed to promoting efforts that protect the environment and biodiversity.
- We share information on the importance of the environment among our employees and the communities where we operate.
- We establish programs aimed at protecting the habitat and wildlife species in the area.
During more than 12 years, we developed and implemented an ambitious project to restore and preserve endemic flora by establishing the ECA Nursery, resulting in the following:
- We have cared for and maintained more than 53,000 plants.
- We have planted 2,685 endemic cacti, with a survival rate of close to 70%.
- We have allocated more than 200 hectares on our land to conservation efforts.
Additionally, we maintain a long-term commitment to fauna by creating the Marine Mammals Monitoring Program in 2003.
Established in collaboration with the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), the program is one of the most important of its kind in the country. We assess the sightings and behavior of 13 different species (including gray whales, blue whales, dolphins, marine lions, among others), concluding that the operations of the terminal do not negatively affect the migration patterns of these species.