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Business & Biodiversity

Lisboa E-Nova joined the Business and Biodiversity Initiative, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the ICNB - Institute for Nature Conservation and Biodiversity, on March 23rd, 2010.

By fulfilling its mission, Lisboa E-Nova recognizes the importance of biodiversity for the sustainability of the city and considers the Business & Biodiversity initiative as a valid tool for integrating biodiversity into management systems and corporate strategy.

By joining this initiative, Lisboa E-Nova aimed to promote the integration of the values of nature conservation and biodiversity in the overall activity of the Agency, not only on the level of its employees daily actions, but also integrating them in the development of projects with partners, disseminating them among those who attend the communication and environmental awareness sessions that the Agency organizes.

Besides developing actions at the external level, aiming the involvement of the public and dissemination of the Business & Biodiversity initiative, Lisboa E-Nova promoted the following measures internally, with the purpose of minimizing the direct and indirect impact of its activity on biodiversity, such as:
• Creating and filling a tool for calculating the Ecological Footprint of its employees, including their travels from home to work and during work missions;
• Implementing a control system for consumption (electricity, water and paper), defining reduction targets:
   - Electricity: Replacement of T8 fluorescent lamps for T5;
   - Paper: Acquisition of duplex printers and encouraging the reuse of one-sided printed paper sheets;
   -Water: Installing dual flush systems in the toilets.
Communication activities:
Meeting Point 21/10/2010
Presentation Topic: "Business & Biodiversity"