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Atlas Renewable Energy Recognized by SEAL Awards for Environmental Initiative with Primates
MIAMI, Jan 5. 2022, /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

SEAL Awards recognizes Atlas Renewable Energy with its Business Sustainability 
Award in the Environmental Initiatives Category

Atlas Renewable Energy, a global renewable energy generation company, has been 
recognized as SEAL Awards' Business Sustainability winner under the 
Environmental Initiative Award Category. Atlas was recognized for its 
environmental activity to preserve and protect the Howler Monkey species near 
its 444MW photovoltaic project La Pimienta, located in Mexico's municipality of 
Carmen in the state of Campeche. 

The program consists of three main environmental benefits including the 
conservation of 300 hectares of secondary vegetation of the evergreen forest 
patches in the area, the creation of biological corridors to connect the forest 
patches that surround the solar plant, and the conservation of the Black Howler 
Monkey Habitat, which is an endangered species that has been red-listed by the 
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUNC). 

"Helping preserve biodiversity and improve local species' habitats near our 
renewable energy projects is of utmost importance and this is always taken into 
consideration in the design phase of a project," said Eddaly Cuesta, ESG 
Manager for Colombia and Mexico at Atlas Renewable Energy. "Seeing this program 
develop from a basic idea to a program with tangible results is very fulfilling 
from both a personal and professional perspective. Everything was possible 
thanks to the great leadership within Atlas, which understands that protecting 
and preserving biodiversity is an essential part of the development of our 

The environmental initiative aligns with Atlas' ESG pillar for biodiversity 
protection which intends to help protect and maintain environments and species 
near our renewable energy projects. With this, Atlas aims to motivate others 
within the industry and foster even more commitment toward the preservation and 
conservation of species and habitats. Within this pillar, Atlas has executed 
reforestation activities, donated seedlings, held workshops for environmental 
education, and has helped toward the conservation of different species across 
Chile, Brazil, and Mexico. 

"We have a commitment as clean energy generators to provide power and to do so 
as sustainably as possible. Taking care of the ecosystems in which we operate 
is a priority for Atlas, not because it is required but because it's the right 
thing to do. That's why we often go above and beyond local regulations and do 
more than what is expected in this sense. I'm very proud of what Atlas has 
achieved, and the support from the other divisions within the company, such as 
EPC and Development, which have been fundamental in the materialization of this 
program", said Maria Jose Cortes, Head of ESG at Atlas Renewable Energy. "Thank 
you SEAL Awards for this recognition and thank you to our trusted partners such 
as BIOS, ERM, Ecology Institute AC, and IDB Invest for being such an important 
element during the development and execution of this initiative."

The first phase of the project, which consisted of the relocation of individual 
howler monkeys and the creation of corridors to connect forest patches, is well 
underway. Currently, the program is moving into phase two, which consists of 
monitoring the Black Howler monkey population for the next couple of years to 
ensure their wellbeing, executing reforestation actions and preserving the 
forest patches that continue to be connected by the biological corridors. 

"The environmental merits of renewable energy are consistent and obvious," said 
Matt Harney, Founder of SEAL Awards. "Our judging panel found Atlas' 
prioritization of conservation and biodiversity in its La Pimienta Solar 
Project to be unique and exemplary. We encourage all renewable energy 
developers to model this conservation-centric approach."

About Atlas Renewable Energy
Atlas Renewable Energy is a renewable energy generation company that develops, 
builds, and operates renewable energy projects with long-term contracts across 
the Americas. The current company portfolio is 2.2GW of contracted projects in 
development, construction, or operational stages, and aims to expand by an 
additional 4GW in the next years.

Launched in early 2017, Atlas Renewable Energy includes an experienced team 
with the longest track record in the solar energy industry in Latin America. 
The company is recognized for its high standards in the development, 
construction, and operation of large-scale projects.

Atlas Renewable Energy is part of the Energy Fund IV, founded by Actis, a 
leading private equity investor in the energy sector. Atlas Renewable Energy's 
growth is focused on the leading emerging markets and economies, using its 
proven development, commercialization, and structuring know-how to accelerate 
the transformation toward clean energy. By actively engaging with the community 
and stakeholders at the center of its project strategy, the company works every 
day to provide a cleaner future.

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SOURCE: Atlas Renewable Energy