Our Environmental Policy
Minimising the environmental impact of our projects and our daily activity
We always call on independent firms that are known for their expertise to conduct environmental impact studies prior to the construction of a wind farm. Studies into fauna, flora, acoustics and landscaping are carried out in strict compliance with the standards in force to minimise the environmental impact of the wind farm as much as possible, from its construction to its decommissioning.
Consequently, Kallista Energy has committed to going beyond the regulatory requirements and completely removing all traces of the concrete foundations of the wind turbines, in order to return the land to farmers in its original state.
Moreover, we seek to limit the environmental impacts of our teams on a daily basis: electrification of our vehicle fleet; sorting and recovery of our office waste; replacement of appliances (lights, boilers, etc.) with more energy-efficient items.
Kallista Energy has also decided to completely ban all internal flights. SNCF season tickets and videoconferencing services are provided to our employees to allow them to travel quickly and comfortably anywhere in France, or to work remotely if they need to.
2018 Carbon Footprint Of Kallista Energy
1 CO2 emissions linked to our wind farms: all emissions covering the entire life cycle of our wind farms – manufacturing, installation, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of wind turbines over a period of 20 years.
Source: ADEME carbon database: 12.7 g of CO2eq per kWh, plus the 100% renewable electricity consumption of our facilities (operation of plant auxiliaries).
Even though not all CO2 emissions in this category fall within the direct scope of Kallista Energy (Scope 3), we endeavour to work with responsible suppliers who are also seeking to minimise their carbon footprint. ESG criteria are therefore systematically integrated in our contracts with our suppliers.
2 CO2 emissions linked to our support activity: emissions generated by our travel; the energy cost of our offices; waste management; etc.
Source: ADEME carbon database, DGAC eco-calculator, Cèdre recycling assessment, automotive constructors (vehicle registration document).
3 CO2 saved as a result of the production of our wind farms in 2018. Source: ADEME carbon database. Difference between the average emission factor of the French energy mix in 2018 and the average emission factor of wind energy production in France.
Note: the carbon footprint of the French energy mix only takes into account upstream, production and distribution for conventional production methods (nuclear, coal, etc.) without dismantling. The carbon footprint of wind energy takes into account the entire life cycle, including dismantling.