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BIAL invests 330 thousand euros in solar energy

17 February, 2021

BIAL completed the installation of 1244 solar panels of 410W with an installed capacity of 510kWp, equivalent to supply an average of 200 homes for a year.

The panels cover an area of ​​approximately 2500 m2 on the roof of the company's headquarters buildings.

The pharmaceutical company invested 330 thousand euros in the installation of a solar photovoltaic system that will allow the annual production of approximately 746 741kWh and a reduction of 351 tons in CO2 emissions per year (approximately equivalent to the capture of CO2 by 2176 trees).

José Redondo, General Manager of the Financial and Industrial Area, emphasizes that “this project reflects the company’s commitment, assumed several years ago, and the responsibility of BIAL to continue to innovate in the incorporation of sustainability in the management of the business and its operations, as well as the ambition to protect the environment and contribute to a more sustainable economy.”

BIAL is one of the companies that joined, in 2019, the Letter of Commitment “Business Ambition for 1.5 ºC - Our Only Future”, launched by the United Nations Global Compact, that encourages companies, worldwide, to create concrete measures to fight against climate change, setting goals and objectives to reduce emissions of greenhouse gas effect, reaching zero net emissions by 2050 and limit global warming to 1.5 °C by 2030.

In 2001, BIAL was the first pharmaceutical and healthcare company in Portugal to obtain the Environmental Management System Certification.