The protection of biodiversity and the restoration of the natural landscape of the usable land areas associated with its business activities, constitute a material challenge for MYTILINEOS in the context of reducing its ecological impacts and contributing to sustainable development.
Safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystems during mining activities and during the development and operation of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) projects in protected Natura areas, according to the main axes of the MYTILINEOS Environmental policy.
Ineffective prevention of negative impacts on the flora and fauna in the wider area of the Company’s activities would lead to environmental degradation, raising issues of non-compliance with the applicable legislation. In such a case, the consequences for the Company would include the disruption of business development and growth, due to the impact on its reputation and financial position.
MYTILINEOS implements targeted actions for the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems in the areas where it operates or adjacent to them and wherever there are endangered or protected species of flora and fauna.
2 The Sustainable Development Report 2021 outlines the limited impacts of the construction and operation of the Company's wind farms, located in protected areas (e.g., NATURA 2000 Network and Archaeological sites).