Sustainability

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Sustainability Policy

We transmit energy and contribute to the development of territories where we operate. Sustainability is our company’s guiding light and our collaborators are an essential part of this purpose.

Compliance with this Policy is the end result of our collaborators’ motivation and commitment coupled with an effective and efficient system.

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Our people

We value and protect the lives of our internal and external collaborators, as well as the lives of each member of the communities where we operate.

Environment

We prioritize environmental care, maintaining a preventive attitude.

Communities

We build relationships of trust with mutual benefits for communities and local authorities.

Integrity

We ensure compliance with regulations related to our activities and commit to uphold the highest ethical standards.

Collaboration

We promote collaboration and alliances for the development and sustainable operation of the power transmission system.

Quality

We reaffirm our commitment to service in order to meet our customers’ needs.

Our people

We value and protect the lives of our internal and external collaborators, as well as the lives of each member of the communities where we operate.

Environment

We prioritize environmental care, maintaining a preventive attitude.

Communities

We build relationships of trust with mutual benefits for communities and local authorities.

Integrity

We ensure compliance with regulations related to our activities and commit to uphold the highest ethical standards.

Collaboration

We promote collaboration and alliances for the development and sustainable operation of the power transmission system.

Quality

We reaffirm our commitment to service in order to meet our customers’ needs.

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Integrity

We are committed to ethical business management, convinced that the way we reach our goals is as important as achieving them. The trust of our stakeholders is an invaluable asset. This stems from the service we provide, as well as our integrity and the values and principles reflected in our actions.

How do we manage this?

By means of the Transelec Integrity Model, whose focal points are prevention and detection.

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Community Programs

Transelec contributes to the development of neighboring communities by executing programs that promote energy education and local economic development

COMMUNITY SUPPORT PLAN In response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Aware of the difficult times caused by the pandemic, in 2020, we completely redesigned our annual planning in response to this crisis and to support local communities and wider society, comprehensively addressing its health, social and economic effects.

We decided to continue with the plan in 2021, delivering 2,200 food baskets in
communities between Arica and Chiloé. We develop health initiatives, such as home medical care and mobile vaccinations. We promote programs supporting public schools, install free public WiFi, and support local economic reactivation projects,
among others.

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SOCIAL INVESTMENT Participatory development and agreements

We support the development of social investment projects to build relationships of trust, dialogue and mutual benefit through a model that promotes associativity and roundtable discussions at each location.

Projects are designed with community participation and thus vary depending on the
specific characteristics of each town and its environment. Forty-three community
infrastructure construction and/or improvement projects were completed in 2021. Twenty-two agricultural projects were promoted, and four communities executed projects using non-conventional renewable energy. Some of these provided lighting for
public space, hot water, or access to power for schools and community centers.

See infrastructure program

IDEAS WITH ENERGY Improvements to school infrastructure

In the last 11 years, we have helped more than 6,000 children through our Ideas with
Energy program, which supports the education of children in communities next to
substations, providing information on energy and the environment as well as technical
assistance and equipment to rural schools.

We reformulated the program during 2020 and 2021 in response to the pandemic. We
executed school improvement projects to ensure students would return to safer and more comfortable spaces in the new context of the pandemic. We have improved twenty-five educational establishments throughout the country to date.

 

See historical program

COMMUNITY SUPPORT PLAN In response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Aware of the difficult times caused by the pandemic, in 2020, we completely redesigned our annual planning in response to this crisis and to support local communities and wider society, comprehensively addressing its health, social and economic effects.

We decided to continue with the plan in 2021, delivering 2,200 food baskets in
communities between Arica and Chiloé. We develop health initiatives, such as home medical care and mobile vaccinations. We promote programs supporting public schools, install free public WiFi, and support local economic reactivation projects,
among others.

FIND OUT MORE

SOCIAL INVESTMENT Participatory development and agreements

We support the development of social investment projects to build relationships of trust, dialogue and mutual benefit through a model that promotes associativity and roundtable discussions at each location.

Projects are designed with community participation and thus vary depending on the
specific characteristics of each town and its environment. Forty-three community
infrastructure construction and/or improvement projects were completed in 2021. Twenty-two agricultural projects were promoted, and four communities executed projects using non-conventional renewable energy. Some of these provided lighting for
public space, hot water, or access to power for schools and community centers.

See infrastructure program

IDEAS WITH ENERGY Improvements to school infrastructure

In the last 11 years, we have helped more than 6,000 children through our Ideas with
Energy program, which supports the education of children in communities next to
substations, providing information on energy and the environment as well as technical
assistance and equipment to rural schools.

We reformulated the program during 2020 and 2021 in response to the pandemic. We
executed school improvement projects to ensure students would return to safer and more comfortable spaces in the new context of the pandemic. We have improved twenty-five educational establishments throughout the country to date.

 

See historical program

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Environmental Management

The development of new power transmission systems is approached from a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates social and environmental dimensions from the planning and study phase up to the exploitation phase (and eventual closure).

This environmental management focus goes beyond legal compliance and enables the early identification and evaluation of potential environmental impacts, the analysis of route alternatives and the verification of regulatory compliance, together with the design of appropriate mitigation, compensation and/or repair measures when required.

Transelec has power facilities in territories considered to be “Protected Areas”, such as National Parks, National Reserves and key biodiversity areas. In order to safeguard these areas, the company works together with CONAF in order to comply with the respective Management Plans it has committed to and monitor compliance with commitments contained in the RCA.

In order to contribute to the preservation of biodiversity, Transelec has executed dissemination, research and protection initiatives, such as the work done at the Chena and Lonquén hills together with the local authorities, which is showcased in the publications “Lonquén Reserva de Vida” and “Valor biológico, servicios ecosistémicos y plan indicativo de los sitios prioritarios cerros de Lonquén y Chena“.

The company has been actively involved in protecting birds, implementing perch guards to prevent birds from approaching energized transmission lines and also to prevent transmission faults.

In this context, among other initiatives, specialized care is provided for wounded birds of prey at a rehabilitation center located in the Metropolitan Region.

In line with the commitment made by Chile at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, Transelec is working on an agenda to reduce greenhouse gases at a corporate level, mainly sulphur hexaflouride, an artificial gas extensively used by the electricity industry because of its high insulation capacity.

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Security

People’s lives are a fundamental asset at Transelec and this holds true for the company’s collaborators and contractors, and for the owners of land where our power transmission lines are installed, together with the residents and communities neighboring our facilities.

Workers

At a working level, this is managed by means of an internal occupational health and safety (OHS) strategy for which high risk activity efforts (such as altitude work, work with energized equipment and transmission lines and vehicle circulation).

Communities

At a social level, prevention work is conducted by informing and educating people as to how to safely live near high voltage power transmission lines, respecting recommended distances and security strips.

Workers

At a working level, this is managed by means of an internal occupational health and safety (OHS) strategy for which high risk activity efforts (such as altitude work, work with energized equipment and transmission lines and vehicle circulation).

Communities

At a social level, prevention work is conducted by informing and educating people as to how to safely live near high voltage power transmission lines, respecting recommended distances and security strips.

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Electricity risks prevention campaign

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Sustainability Reports

Transelec has been annually formulating and publishing its Sustainability Report since 2009 in conformity with Global Reporting Initiative guidelines.