Sustainable Development

Environment (E)

Environment Indices (Ε)*
* It should be noted that the published indices are not the final ones for 2021 and they are subject to change following the upcoming verification and external independent assurance that will be performed by an external consultant in due course.
 

C-E1 | Direct Emissions (Scope 1)

Greenhouse gas emissions for electricity generation (CO2) (1)

 

(in million tons)

2021

ΔΕΗ Α.Ε

13.235

(1)    It concerns emissions from facilities integrated in the European Emissions Trading System

It should be noted that the total emissions of Scope 1, for the year 2020 are presented in the Company's Sustainability Report for the financial year 2020. Respectively, the said data for the financial year 2021 is expected to be presented in detail in the 2021 Sustainability Report.

 

C-E2 | Indirect Emissions  (Scope 2)

It should be noted that the total emissions of Scope 2, for the year 2020 are presented in the Company's Sustainability Report for the financial year 2020. Respectively, the said data for the financial year 2021 is expected to be presented in detail in the 2021 Sustainability Report.

 

 

Α-E1 | Other Indirect Emissions (Scope 3)

It should be noted that the total emissions of Scope 3, for the year 2020 are presented in the Company's Sustainability Report for the financial year 2020. Respectively, the said data for the financial year 2021 is expected to be presented in detail in the 2021 Sustainability Report.

 

A-E2 | Climate change risks and opportunities

Annual Financial Report 2021

Risks associated with fluctuations in the prices of CO2 emission allowances, p. 24.
Risks Related to Climate Change, P. 27.
Risks related to climate conditions and seasonal fluctuations, p. 28.
Risks related to extraordinary events (including natural disasters, adverse meteorological conditions), p. 30.

Climate Change Impact on Strategic Planning: Analysis of scenarios based on a short-, medium- and long-term analysis of the electricity systems of Greece and Southeast Europe, using a combination of short-term market analysis, optimization of energy systems aiming to achieve the lowest possible energy cost, modeling consumer behavior and analysis of technological trends for the development of commercially available technologies.
Scenario analysis creates different trajectories for the development of electricity systems, which are then evaluated focusing on the impact they have on PPC’s portfolio. The framework we have adopted allows us to clearly represent the relationship between the scenario variables and the various risks and opportunities and then to identify the strategic and operational solutions for their management.
Our approach to scenario analysis is also in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures  (TCFD) of the Financial Stability Board.

To identify the key types of risks and opportunities and their impact on the company’s operations, in line with the TCFD principles, we evaluate different scenarios based on two frameworks:

• Risks and opportunities associated with climate change. These changes are divided into extreme weather phenomena and long-term changes in weather conditions, the first concerning extremely intense phenomena while the second more gradual but structural changes. To assess the impact of the risks related to climate change on the Group’s operations, PPC has selected three of the climate forecast scenarios developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The main variables are temperature, rainfall and snowfall.

• Risks and opportunities associated with the evolution of the energy transition, including economic, regulatory and technological conditions. Variables include changes in commodity prices, electricity consumption and competition standards, carbon price and emissions cap policies, energy transition incentives, decarbonization targets, flexibility and resilience, new technologies, products and services.

 

Α-E3 | Waste Management

Type of Waste

Quantity (t)

Percentage of waste by type of treatment


To recovery works (R)
Percentage %

To disposal works (D)
Percentage %

Total quantity of waste to be managed (PPC)

11,932

86.81

13.19

Total quantity of hazardous waste to be managed (PPC)

7,085

99.80

0.20

Total quantity non-hazardous waste to be managed (PPC)

4,847

67.82

32.18

The above data are derived from the annual reports submitted for reporting year 2021 by the obliged facilities to the Electronic Waste Register (EWR).
For 2021, PPC has 64 facilities that fall under the scope of the Electronic Waste Register (EWR) as waste producers.

 

Α-E4 | Effluent Discharge

Urban wastewater treatment facilities (Biological treatment) always operate at the Company’s premises in accordance with the law. Where there is a monitoring obligation, the results of the analyses are within the statutory limits.

 

Α-E5 | Biodiversity Sensitive Areas

The areas where PPC’s mining activity is carried out are not part of the NATURA 2000 Network or other protected areas. The Company’s hydroelectric facilities located within protected areas (based on the Ministry’s NATURA maps) are 8 and occupy an area of 78,29 km2. There are also 2 thermal power plants (one with its disposal area for its solid byproducts). Information on any facilities in protected areas are expected from DEPAN.

 

SS-E1 | Emission Strategy

PPC’s environmental policy includes actions to limit carbon dioxide emissions in the electricity generation process to address climate change, one of the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

To limit CO2 emissions from thermal plants, and address climate change, it implemented actions and programs that include:

• Investments to replace old thermal power plants, with new modern technology and hihigh-efficiencynes, and to improve the environmental behavior of existing units. 
• Further development of hydroelectric projects and renewable energy projects. 
• Further integration of natural gas into the energy mix. 
• Promotion of energy-saving actions and rational use of electricity. 
• Participation in research programs for the implementation of efficient lignite technologies.

The result of these actions is a reduction over time of the average CO2 emissions factor of PPC power generation system

 

SS-E2 | Air pollutant Emissions

Pollutants

Emissions 2021 (t) 

 

PPC

 

Sulfur Oxides (SOX) 

14,771

 

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) 

28,592

 

Particulate emissions (PM) 

835

 

Pb 

1.050

 

Ni 

5.568

 

Cu 

0.780

 

Cr(tot) 

1.090

 

Zn 

2.274

 

Cd 

0.092

 

Hg 

0.127

 

As 

0.265

 

The data in the table includes data published by PPC in the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR, Regulation 166/2006/EC) relating to the Interconnected System and the islands of Crete and Rhodes

 

 

SS-E7 | Critical Raw Materials

During the company’s production process (lignite extraction and electricity generation), none of the 27 critical raw materials associated with the Index are used.

 

 

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