Operating eco-efficiency

Galp promotes efficiency in the use and management of resources. We are committed to the preservation of resources and of our planet.

The world is changing and it brings us new challenges:

  • population growth;
  • future energy needs;
  • climate change.

The estimated population by 2030 is 8.3 billion people, which will increase resources needs:

  • +50% energy;
  • +40% water;
  • +35% food.
For this reason, at this time, every key actor from society must be committed to a responsible use of the ecosystems. Business models that encourage a sustainable consumption and ensure environmental protection must be established. 

Life cycle optimisation

At Galp, the optimisation of the use of natural resources is a concern that is present in all life cycle phases of facilities, products and services: Formulation, design, operation and lifespan, end of life and deactivation.

Our approach is based on a life cycle model developed for Galp assets and activities.

Promotion of responsible consumption

We take our responsibility to future generations and make significant efforts to promote efficiency in the use of natural resources.

We are committed to a more sustainable energy future and we incorporate this mission into our strategy.
We are certain that education about energy and energy efficiency plays a significant role in Galp’s performance and, therefore, we develop projects that promote responsible energy consumption among our customers, our partners and the consumers of the future.


We promote energy efficiency among our partners and clients

Eco-efficiency in refining

We understand operational eco-efficiency as a strategic issue and we incorporate the risks and opportunities involved in its management.

Indicators of eco-efficiency in refining 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Var.2013-2017
Direct energy consumption from primary sources per processed feedstock (TJ/mmboe) 397 373 377 376 391 -1%
Raw water consumption per processed feedstock (10³ m³/mmboe) 87 84 73 75 75 -14%

Our refineries set performance targets to ensure improved eco-efficiency. These goals seek to meet the various demands and requirements of the policies and standards adopted by senior management. All this is materialised in an Environmental Management System (ISO 14001).

Our commitment to operational eco-efficiency is reflected in management contracts and performance appraisal of our people.

We set ambitious goals and targets: we intend to achieve industry benchmark levels in the activity’s energy efficiency and carbon intensity.

See also our “Operational eco-efficiency - Refineries” case study.