The plant has an Integrated Management System and certification in the areas of Quality (ISO 9001-2015), the Environment (ISO 14001-2015) and Safety (ISO 45001-2018).
As for the environment, it also has Level II Performance Clean Industry Certification from Mexico’s Federal Attorney’s Office for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) and is working towards the Environmental Excellence certification issued by that same body.
As regards safety, the Durango Power Plant has certified staff in ATEX explosive atmospheres and aims to obtain the Safe Industry Certification issued by the Secretariat of Labour and Social Security.
Global Power Generation has worked continuously with the affected community. Besides working on the project itself, which is a wealth generator in its own right, it has launched initiatives that help to improve the living conditions of local inhabitants:
Support for the improvement of local communities: Multimedia classrooms for the Abraham González community, donation of school equipment in the communities of Carlos Real, Abraham González and 27 de Noviembre.
Reforestation of community areas: Planting of holm oaks, poplars and ash trees, among other species, which will form a natural three-kilometre hedgerow at the entry to the village.
Supporting education and culture: Sponsorship of a hall at the Bebeleche Interactive Museum, as well as a donation towards maintenance. Ongoing collaboration with universities in the State of Durango on guided tours for students and projects for halls of residence and professional internships.
Contribution to improving equipment for the Fire Service, Civil Protection Service and Red Cross in the community: Donation in kind of personal protective equipment and other material for some 80 to 90 firefighters; specific training for responses to Civil Protection emergencies; first-aid course and donation in kind of personal protective equipment for 60 Red Cross paramedics.
Support for the COVID-19 health emergency: Donation in kind for the Red Cross and Zone 1 IMSS General Hospital, for the protection of medical staff and improved care for patients with COVID-19. People who had lost their jobs because the pandemic had also been provided with support, through a donation of food and other basic necessities to the population made in coordination with the DIF of Durango Municipality.