Contributions to foundations and non-profit organisations

As part of the UNE 19601 and ISO 37001 certification process, the Corporate Donations and Non-Commercial Sponsorship Standard was developed and adopted. The aim of this standard is to establish a framework of action that allows the group to ensure that donations and non-commercial sponsorship to charity or non-profit organisations are not a front for illegal payments to civil servants or other people, which would be an infringement of the company’s Anticorruption Guidelines. Any contribution of this type made by ACCIONA should not give rise to any doubt whatsoever as to its appropriateness and, of course, it should not involve the infringement of any applicable law. These rules must be complied with by all the companies and employees of the group, and also by any third parties acting on their behalf. Similarly, ACCIONA makes no donations to any political party or candidate nor any foundation that could be considered as political contributions in the terms established in the Code of Conduct.

Contributions to foundations and non-profit organisations are made with suitable analysis of the receiving institutions, and also their reputation and financial transparency.

Lastly, all contributions fall under the ACCIONA Social Action Plan, the aim of which is to bring 100 % of the social aid in line with the company’s objectives, through sustainable projects in the medium/long term in all the places where it operates.

In 2020 ACCIONA contributed € 2,341,543 to associations or organisations for promoting sustainability and associations in the sector, amongst others.

Contributions to associations for the promotion of sustainability and trade associations

OrganisationsContributionInstitutions receiving the main contributions (in order)

Institutions for promoting sustainability and the global dialogue

€ 778,406

World Economic Forum and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Institutions for the technical development of ACCIONA business

€ 533,591

International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), European Australian Business Council, Official Chamber of Building Contractors of Catalonia, Clean Grid Alliance, Innoenergy, Instituto de la Empresa Familiar, Spain’s Official Chamber of Commerce in Brazil, Roads Australia, Círculo de Empresarios, Economics For Energy, Spain-Chile Foundation, Tech City Barcelona, Valencia Association of Startups, Lanzadera Spaces

Sector associations

€ 1,029,546

SEOPAN, Australian Contractors Association, Wind Europe, Australian Contractors Association Membership, Global Wind Energy Council, Clean Energy Council (Australia)

TOTAL

€ 2,341,543

The main areas where contributions were made are the following:

  1. DECARBONISATION OF THE ECONOMY, CLEAN ENERGY, MEETING THE GOALS OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE.
    ACCIONA is focused on actively pursuing implementation of the Paris Agreement and its decarbonisation commitments across all the geographic regions in which it operates. To this end, it is actively involved, either directly or through collective study groups or trade associations, in training and communication, in an effort to implement effective measures to decarbonise the economy. At the global and multilateral level, it mainly channels its commitment through global institutions or associations.

    The total amount invested in this area during the year was € 644,234€.

  2. A WATER MANAGEMENT MODEL BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY, THUS CONTRIBUTING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 6 ON CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION.
    ACCIONA is firmly committed to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. Due to the particular nature of the water sector, which is less visible to the general public, the company pays special attention to the work of communicating and informing society and policy makers of the need to achieve more efficient regulation of water management. Water availability and quality will soon be a key issue in many of the countries in which the company is currently operating.

    A total amount of €291,905 was invested in this area in 2020.