Hand in hand with the environment
Developments like Hinkley Point C create countless opportunities for skills, jobs and education. But it’s no secret that they can also create some upheaval. As a company, we have a vital responsibility to protect and add to the environment around us both now and into the future.
During the 10 years of construction, we are building the new power station in a way that helps to minimise the impact on the environment.
We are focused on reducing carbon emissions, reducing the volumes of materials being used, managing our water resources effectively, reducing and reusing waste, whilst also protecting and increasing biodiversity.
We’re currently providing grants to local communities, farmers, landowners and individuals in the Greater Quantock area. These grants will help fund projects like tree planting, woodland management and dry stone wall restoration. We’re also playing our part to help wildlife thrive, for example, we’re creating 13 half acres of bat foraging grassland and safely relocating badgers away from our construction site.
Find out more about the wider social and economic benefits of nuclear power.