Environmental policy

In harmony with the environment and society

Landsvirkjun is at the forefront of environmental issues and supports sustainable development within society. The Company is committed to acquiring knowledge on the environmental impact of its operations and to reducing any impact.

Sustainable utilisation of resources

All of Landsvirkjun's operations are certified according to the international standard ÍST EN 14001. The company has undergone a process that involves policy formulation in the field of environmental issues and a detailed examination of what environmental impact the company's operations have.

Landsvirkjun annually collects information on the status of the company's environmental issues, outlining the company’s Environmental Policy, its monitoring provisions and details of the continual review process, in regard to environmental matters. Great emphasis is placed on transparency and the open and honest discussion on all issues, related to the potential environmental impact of the company’s endeavours.

Landsvirkjun places great importance on sustainably and utilising energy resources, with careful consideration for any potential impact on the economy, society and the environment. Sensitive geothermal areas must be built up in stages and given time to respond to utilisation. Hydropower projects make every effort to maximise the utilisation of the resource, taking into account all environmental perspectives and with the goal of minimising any negative environmental impact. Landsvirkjun believes in strong consultation and active collaboration with the various stakeholders in areas earmarked for potential development, ensuring the best possible outcome for all those involved in new projects.

  • Use Natural resources more efficiently

  • Carbon neutral operations

  • Operate in harmony with nature and the appearance of land

  • Stakeholder engagement

  • Operations without environmental incident