OUR FOUNDATION: ACCIONA.ORG

We operate in communities that do not have access to essential services

OUR PRIORITY

ESSENTIAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE MOST NEGLECTED POPULATIONS

We operate in communities that do not have access to essential services

Sustainable development must include everyone. With this conviction, our acciona.org foundation designs projects related to ACCIONA's business. And it draws on the experience, knowledge and talent of its volunteers to provide indefinite sustainable energy, water and sanitation services in remote areas affected by poverty or extreme poverty. And we do so in order to promote the development of the most neglected communities within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

+200

volunteers from 7 countries

+50,000

people benefited

700

rural and indigenous communities served

Sustainable Development Goal 7

SDGs we contribute to directly

Affordable, reliable and sustainable energy

Through acciona.org, we have provided access to clean and safe basic energy and cooking services to developing communities. To do so, we provide third-generation home photovoltaic systems and improved kitchens with outdoor chimneys so that they are affordable to users.

Sustainable Development Goal 6

SDGs we contribute to directly

Sustainable water management and sanitation

Through acciona.org, we have provided access to safe drinking water and healthy sanitation that is affordable and sustainable for developing communities. To do so, we seek the most appropriate solutions according to their natural resources, climatology, socioeconomic profile etc.

Figures that give us motivation

11 %

of the population lacks access to safe drinking water

18 %

of the population has to travel to access drinking water

30 %

of the population does not have proper sanitation facilities

15.5 %

of the population does not have access to electricity

13 %

of the population has access to electricity without guaranteed service

40 %

of the population cooks with firewood, charcoal, manure or coal

Creation of the Foundation

Originally under the name of ACCIONA Microenergía Foundation, the foundation was created with the aim of channelling ACCIONA's social action into access to basic services in developing countries. As a corporate foundation, our activity focuses on our strategic lines, promoting access to basic energy, water and infrastructure services. 

The foundation promotes and directs cooperation projects, which it also disseminates, through various forums and global initiatives, with the aim of making society aware of the lack of access to these services in the world.

PANAMA

In partnership with AECID, we implemented the Ngäbe-Buglé Home Lighting Pilot, beginning with developing intensive work with national, regional, local and indigenous authorities, as well as with the pre-identified communities themselves, to present our electrification proposal and adapt the service delivery model to the specific environment. With approval for intervention by the Ngäbe-Buglé Indigenous Council, we gave electricity access to 400 indigenous families who save an average of 30 % of their typical energy expenditure for lighting and communication.

PERU

The Luz en Casa programme is launched in Cajamarca, the department with the highest rates of poverty and lack of electricity in Peru, with the objective of demonstrating that it is viable, sustainable and affordable to bring quality basic electricity services to low-income households in isolated and dispersed rural communities. 

MEXICO

The EncASa Oaxaca programme (Spanish acronym for energy with water and sanitation) is launched with the aim of improving the living conditions of Oaxacan households in small rural communities living in poverty and extreme poverty by distributing third-generation home photovoltaic systems (SFD3G) to provide basic electricity services and access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation.

ETHIOPIA

The "Access to energy in refugee camps in the Shire region (Ethiopia)", project was launched, in which acciona.org, with the collaboration of a group of ACCIONA volunteers, analysed the possible application of a biodigester that uses organic waste in the camps to generate biogas for cooking as an alternative to the electric stoves and wood biomass that the population regularly uses. In 2017, a pilot was carried out to improve electricity and lighting distribution networks in one of the camps.

ACCIONA.ORG AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS