SUSTAINABILITY INDICES

Presence in indices, rankings and ratings

The acknowledgements received and the inclusion of ACCIONA in some of the world's most reputable sustainability indices endorse our daily work and encourage us to pursue our purpose of designing a better planet.

ACCIONA has been recognized as the leader in the electric utilities sector according to the analysis carried out for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). This index acknowledges the best sustainability practices among global companies

ACCIONA has joined this index, which evaluates those companies whose products and services help to decarbonize the world economy.

Vigeo

ACCIONA has been integrated into the Euronext Vigeo index: Eurozone 120 as of June 2020. This index distinguishes companies achieving the most advanced Environmental, Social and Governance performances.

ACCIONA is the world's most sustainable company in the "multi-utilities" sector - which includes the provision, generation and treatment of basic services such as electricity and water - according to the Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating Index.

Reconocimiento Gaia Rating

In June 2020, ACCIONA became part of the GAÏA rating, assessing its social, environmental and good governance development.

ACCIONA has qualified for the ISS ESG Corporate rating, with Prime category, for its social, environmental and governance performance, which exceeds the sector-specific criteria.

ACCIONA was rated AA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings. This index measures the performance of companies based on environmental, social and governance factors.

ACCIONA has revalidated its presence in this sustainability index, which highlights companies with good social and environmental practices. Within this index series, the company belongs to FTSE4Good Europe and FTSE4Good Developed.

ACCIONA S.A. has once again been selected as a component of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe from 08/05/2020. This index assesses business performance in environmental, social and governance issues.

ACCIONA is on the Climate Change A List, which is made up of the corporations with the best practices and results in reducing emissions, tackling climate change and aligning their activities with a low-carbon economy.

ACCIONA has been recognized as a Supplier Engagement Leader 2019, for its actions to reduce emissions and lower the risks related to climate change in its supply chain.

ACCIONA is one of the world's 54 leading companies in terms of diversity and social inclusion in the workplace, according to the 2020 Refinitiv Index of Diversity and Inclusion.

ACCIONA ended 2019 as the world's most sustainable utility according to the Sustainability Yearbook 2020 published by S&P Global and RobecoSAM. With 90 points out of 100, the company has taken the top spot among the index’s electricity category (Industry mover 2020).

The company is the sixth Spanish company and the 141th in Europe that makes the most effort in terms of R&D&I.

Other awards or recognitions for our work

Since 2015 the company has headed the Top 100 Green Utilities ranking, put together by consultancy group Energy Intelligence, which rates one hundred electricity companies based on their CO2 emissions and installed renewables capacity

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ACCIONA is the top Spanish company for non-financial information reporting, according to EcoAct’s latest Sustainability Performance of the IBEX ranking. At the same time, ACCIONA holds third place in the overall global ranking, which analyzes all companies listed in the most important global stock market indexes.

Corporate Knights, a media group specializing in world-renowned sustainability rankings, has included ACCIONA, for the third year in a row, as one of the 100 most sustainable companies on the planet. The announcement of the 2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index was made today at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

CDP Europe Award 2019

CDP, a leading player in benchmarking companies' non-financial disclosures, has given ACCIONA the CDP Europe Award 2019 for its work in the fight against global warming. The award recognises ACCIONA's effort to prevent global temperatures from rising by more than 1.5º and to mitigate the effects of climate change through the design and construction of sustainable, resilient infrastructure.

Startup Europe Partnership

Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), the European innovation platform under the auspices of the European Commission, has granted ACCIONA an "Open Innovation Innovative Approach Award"; the award, based on votes by European startups, acknowledges the company's efforts to develop innovation in partnership with startups under its I'mnovation programme.

ACCIONA received the award for Innovation in Compliance at the 2018 Expansión Compliance Awards for developing the first blockchain-based platform for enhancing the internal procedure for identification and validation of commercial consultants, providing traceability and security.

ACCIONA’s Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project in Queensland, Australia, has won the Silver Award for Best Transport Project at the inaugural edition of the Partnerships Bulletin PPP Awards in Sydney.

ACCIONA has received the award that recognizes the company as the Water Company of the Year Award in 2017 (Global Water Intelligence). the most significant contribution to the development of the international water sector. Voters rated ACCIONA Agua's expansion in a number of international markets, such as Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Canada and the Middle East, through major water treatment contracts.

ACCIONA has received the seal "WE ARE CULTURE" 2015 from Círculo de Bellas Artes, a guarantee of quality that they will deliver every year to all companies and organizations who have contributed in some way so that this institution remains a landmark of culture in Spain and in the world.

ACCIONA Energía Mexico has received two awards at the 24th CEMEX Works Awards for the construction of the Ventika and Ventika II wind farms, located in the town of General Bravo, Nuevo León: the Award for Development of Industrial Works and the Special Award for Innovation in Construction Processes and Techniques.

Merco talento

The latest report Merco Talento 2015, which sets the benchmark companies to work in Spain, placed ACCIONA in first place in the ranking of Infrastructure, Services and Construction sector. In the overall ranking, the company is positioned in 28th place among the 100 best companies to work for.

BID Inter-American Development Bank

International prize awarded to ACCIONA Energía for sustainability associated with a wind power project in Mexico. The Inter-American Development Bank awarded the company its Infraestructura 360º prize, the most important of its type in Latin America, for the Eurus wind power project in Oaxaca.

Infrastructure Partnership Australia

ACCIONA wins top infrastructure award in Australia for Legacy Way. Infrastructure Partnerships Australia bestows the prestigious “Project of the Year 2015” award to ACCIONA-led consortium for “changing Australia’s approach to tunnelling projects”.

DIALOGUE AND SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP

Partnerships for Sustainable Development

ACCIONA encourages partnerships with global organizations for sustainable development and continues to promote social awareness.