Sjálfbærniverkefni á Austur- og Nurðurlandi

Mowing in 2011

Annual meeting of the initiative in 2014

Pink footed goose nest in the Hálslón Reservoir area

Hreiður við Hálslón

Kárahnjúkastífla dam and Hálslón reservoir in August 2010



Welcome to the homepage of the Alcoa and Landsvirkjun Sustainability Initiative.

Landsvirkjun and Alcoa Fjarðaál set up the Sustainability Initiative in order to observe the effects that constructing Fljótsdalsstöð Power Plant and the aluminum smelter in Reyðarfjörður would have on society, environment and economy of East Iceland.
To design the Initiative, an Advisory Group was formed which included representatives from various social groups, both those favoring the projects and those opposed.

Various indicators are monitored to provide information about environmental, economic and social development in East Iceland during construction and operation of smelter and power plant.

On this page, you can view the history of the Initiative, or catch up with the development of our social, environmental or economical indicators.



Social Indicators

The three "pillars" of sustainable development are society, environment and economy.

Society: A total of sixteen indicators relating to social issues were developed during the initial process of the Sustainability Initiative. All of them concern the welfare of the society - both in Iceland as a whole, and also in East Iceland, where the Fljótsdalur Power Station and the Alcoa Fjardaál smelter are located.

Click here to view the indicators concerning social issues.


Environmental Indicators

The three "pillars" of sustainable development are society, environment and economy.

Environment: A total of 24 indicators were developed during the initial process of the Sustainability Initiative. All of them concern the environment: the possible impact of Hálslón reservoir, Fljótsdalur Power Station and the Alcoa Fjardaál smelter on the water, flora and fauna of East-Iceland.

Click here to view the indicators concerning environmental issues.

 


Economical Indicators

The three "pillars" of sustainable development are society, environment and economy.

Economy: A total of five indicators were developed during the initial process of the Sustainability Initiative. All of them concern the economy: the possible impact Fljótsdalur Power Station and the Alcoa Fjardaál smelter on the economy of East-Iceland and also the economy of Iceland as a whole.

Click here to view the indicators concerning economical issues.


News

24.10.2018 : Public health indicators

Public health indicatorsThe Directorate of Health publishes annually health indicators for the whole country as well as broken down by public health jurisdictions. This allows each jurisdiction to compare their status to the rest of the country, identify strengths and weaknesses that can be used to set a course for better public health and well-being. More...

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