EDP Renewables (EDPR) is a company dedicated to sustainability—not only through the development of renewable energy power plants, which is its main activity, but also through its dedication to engaging in social, environmental and economic best practices. As a result, both the companies within the Group and the Group as a whole have been recognized by leading sustainability indexes, including FTSE4Good and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
TThroughout the entire life cycle of its wind farms, EDPR provides long-term economic benefits to the surrounding areas in which its farms are located. These benefits include having a local impact on the industrial development of the regions where it operates, on project development and on providing jobs at the site. Furthermore, it contributes to promoting local goods and services due to the greater income obtained through the activities carried out.
In this context, the main goals of EDPR include promoting well-being and development, not only in the communities where it operates but also throughout society as a whole.
This is the reason for the creation of the Keep it local social program, which looks to take yet another step in this direction by promoting the development of learning ecosystems in which young people at risk of labor market exclusion due to living in demographically impoverished areas can access education plans and programs. In addition to providing them with professional training, these programs also contribute to meeting the labor needs existing in these regions.