Utilising Natural Resources Responsibly and Respectfully
“Landsvirkjun is a climate- and environmental leader. The Company’s measures and procedures reflect hard work and dedication; other companies could take a leaf out of Landsvirkjun’s book. Therefore, Landsvirkjun deserves the title the “Environmental Company of 2023”,” says the opinion of the selection committee, which awarded Landsvirkjun this year’s Environmental Awards.
The Federation of Icelandic Employers gives these awards annually, and this year, numerous nominations were received, demonstrating that environmental issues are an ever-growing part of Icelandic companies’ daily operations and decision-making, as noted in the selection committee's opinion.
The committee’s opinion further states, “Landsvirkjun utilises the country’s essential natural resources responsibly and respectfully. The focus is on knowing the environmental impact of operations, reducing them as much as possible, and avoiding deviation. The Company has worked with a certified environmental management system for almost 20 years and has exhibited vision and leadership when publishing and displaying environmental information and measures.
Landsvirkjun’s objective is to maximise the value of the renewable energy resources it is entrusted with sustainably and efficiently. Thereby, the Company has systematically introduced sustainable utilisation in operations, maximising efficiency, meanwhile reducing waste and emissions from operations.”
Jóna Bjarnadóttir, Executive Vice President of Community and Environment at Landsvirkjun, received the awards on behalf of the Company. She expressed gratitude for the honour that the Company was shown with the awards. “It is gratifying to receive this recognition for the comprehensive work on environmental- and climate issues at Landsvirkjun. The Company’s focus and objectives are clear and firmly followed through,” says Jóna.