The Baynouna Environment reflects our responsibility towards the environment we live in. This crystallizes our underlying commitment towards generating and operating the Baynouna power plant with the utmost consideration of safeguarding and protecting the health and wellness of the environment around us. In other words, we conduct our business in a fashion that preserves nature and minimizes the negative impact of an industrial power plant on the existing wild life, air, and plants in Jordan. We also commit to dispose of all by-products from our operations in a manner that guarantees zero impact on the wild life around us. Our added value lies in diverting from the conventional way of generating power, to producing, generating and distributing clean, CO2 emission-free, pollution-free and renewable energy to the citizens of Jordan.
A vital part for the success of any project is to conduct the essential pre-project feasibility study and R&D required to mitigate risks. Baynouna conducted a comprehensive environmental and social impact study (ESIA) in accordance with the applicable environmental laws and guidelines of both the Kingdom of Jordan and of the international environmental standards. The ESIA study aimed to assess the project’s potential environmental and social impacts, and where necessary, how to mitigate, minimize or even eradicate them.
The process involved the engagement of potentially affected stakeholders via a scoping session conducted on January 2017. This session aimed at identifying the main project stakeholders, informing the public about the project, providing an opportunity for all interested to participate in the scoping process, identifying environmental and social impacts considered to be of key importance for the ESIA study, and authoring its final terms of reference.
The comprehensive ESIA study was prepared by an independent third-party environmental expert, in accordance with the Jordan Ministry of Environment’s guidelines, the Equator Principles covering the IFC Performance Standards on social and environmental sustainability, and according to the World Bank Group’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines. The ESIA study was officially approved by the ministry in April 2017, and has been publicly available since May 2017.
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