ACCIONA OPEN DE ESPAÑA presented by Madrid: EMISSIONS UNDER PAR
The first golf tournament on the European Tour with a positive impact, reducing CO₂ emissions and contributing towards global decarbonisation.
WE ARE THE TITLE SPONSOR OF THE OPEN DE ESPAÑA
The first European Golf Tour to reduce CO₂ and contribute towards decarbonising the planet.
The Open de España, one of the oldest championships in the world, has been held in Spain for over a century and has been part of the PGA European Tour since 1971. In 2021, it returns to Club de Campo Villa de Madrid (7–10 October) — and it does so as a pioneering championship, being the first to reduce CO₂ emissions and contribute towards the sustainable transformation of elite sporting events.
ACCIONA is extending its leading role in global decarbonisation and regeneration to elite sporting events by making the Open de España the first golf tournament on the European Tour with a positive impact. In addition to being a Sustainability Partner, ACCIONA is working towards making the Open de España a pioneer in reducing CO₂ emissions. This milestone is aligned with the company's regenerative objectives as set out in its 2025 Sustainability Master Plan.
To this end, we have proposed the following four stages with the aim of improving the tournament's positioning by promoting sustainability as an added value to society, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals:
- Decarbonising the event and offsetting the tournament's emissions
- Obtaining ISO 20121 certificate
- Sustainable solutions catalogue
- Supervision and monitoring of sustainable actions
EMISSIONS BELOW PAR
We will award the top three tournament finishers by planting between 4,000 and 7,000 trees in total, on behalf of the winners. This will offset up to ten times the estimated carbon emissions generated by each player and their team during a full sporting season. This initiative forms part of ACCIONA's sustainable and regenerative commitment and is also aligned with the initiative of the City Council and Community of Madrid.