CEPSA is an integrated energy company operating at every stage of the oil value chain, with nearly 12,000 employees. It is engaged in petroleum and natural gas exploration and production activities; refining, the transport and sale of crude oil derivatives and gas; cogeneration; and sale of biofuels and power.
CEPSA has been operating for over 80 years and it has succeeded in becoming one of Spain’s top companies, and is gradually broadening its international presence. Today CEPSA has operations in Algeria, Morocco, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, Panama, Peru, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom and Portugal, selling its products worldwide. The Company is convinced that its capacity to generate wealth is inextricably bound to its ability to understand society's expectations. This is reflected in its mission statement: We are a competitive energy and petrochemicals company committed to society, the environment and customer satisfaction.
Biodiversity analysis of environments where Cepsa develops operations is part of the environmental impact studies that are made previously to each project.
Far beyond these initial studies, with the aim of protecting biodiversity and achieve a biodiversity net impact positive in the complete cycle of activity, Cepsa has been funding and developing for decades actions and projects to promote biodiversity protection, mainly focused on the defense, conservation and divulgation of biodiversity.
Though along the years Cepsa has been developing sponsoring in different areas of natural world, nowadays (2012) these actions are mainly focused on marine environment, wetlands and coastal ecosystems.
The analysis of the activity of our sector historically shows that the main impact on biodiversity have been caused, mainly, by accidental discharges in maritime transport. Cepsa promotes and funds studies of the marine environment focused in protection of biodiversity and to obtain scientific information that helps the preservation and restoration of marine ecosystems and species.
Cepsa sponsors projects and studies for the conservation of terrestrial natural environments, mainly wetlands and coastal systems. Cepsa is aware that these ecosystems, which in some cases are near to our facilities, are points of high biodiversity that must be preserved.