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 affordable, reliable and sustainable energy, water and sanitation services in remote areas affected by poverty or extreme poverty. And we do so in order to promote the progress of the most neglected communities within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

+200

volunteers from 8 countries

+64,000

people benefited

+950

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 needs, natural resources, climatology, socioeconomic conditions, etc.

Global 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 the company’s strategic lines, promoting the to basic energy, water & sanitation  services and infrastructures. 

The foundation promotes and directs development cooperation projects, which it also disseminates, with the aim of making society aware of the lack of access to these services in the world and the positive impact they generate in the economy, education, health or work of the most underserved communities.

PANAMA

Luz en Casa is adapted to the Ngäbe-Buglé indigenous region, which has the lowest rate of development in Panama. The Luz en Casa Ngäbe-Buglé programme –implemented in public-private partnership for development with AECID– implies an intense work with national, regional, local and indigenous authorities, as well as being coordinated with the Rural Electrification Bureau in the country. All these with the aim of providing the most remote and underserved households with access to the electricity basic service, which alleviates their condition of poverty through economic savings and time for productive, educative, domestic or recreational activities.

PERU

The Luz en Casa programme was launched in Cajamarca, the department with the highest rates of poverty and lack of electricity in Peru. Five years later the programme achieved its breakeven point and, thus, its objective of demonstrating that it is viable, sustainable and affordable to bring quality basic electricity services, through solar home systems and a pay-for-service model, to low-income households in isolated and dispersed rural communities. Since 2017, Luz en Casa is also developed in Loreto, in the Peruvian Amazonia, having been adapted to the cutting-edge technology and the singular area of implementation.

MEXICO

The Luz en Casa Oaxaca programme was brought to Mexico, in partnership with the Government of Oaxaca, AECID –the Spanish Agency for Development– and its counterpart AMEXCID, with the aim of improving the living conditions of rural households living in poverty and extreme poverty by supplying third-generation home photovoltaic systems to provide them with basic electricity services. Today, this initiative is expanded with the EncASa Oaxaca programme to also offer access to safe drinking water, appropriate sanitation and improved cookstoves through systems the users choose in a catalogue of eco technologies.

ETHIOPIA

A project for providing access to energy in refugee camps in Shire (Ethiopia) was launched, in partnership with AECID, the Technical University of Madrid, other Spanish companies and the collaboration of UNHCR, in which acciona.org analysed the feasibility of generating biogas for cooking. This initiative continues with the “Alianza Shire. Access to energy for refugees and host communities” project, cofunded by the European Union, in which acciona.org develops the off-grid component with access to electricity through solar home systems and promotion of micro businesses to give related services.

ACCIONA.ORG AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS