Diversity, equality and inclusion

for sustainable growth

Leaders for change

The talent, commitment and leadership of people —the heart of ACCIONA— make sustainable development and effectively combating the climate emergency possible.

That is the reason why our employees are at the centre of the company's strategy, which is based on diversity and inclusion.

Through the Diversity Committees, in the different businesses and countries, policies and programs are promoted to favor a respectful, diverse, inclusive and efficient work environment. These diversity committees, made up of all groups, generate proposals and plans in the area of diversity and inclusion.

In 2021, the Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index has ranked the company 36th globally in terms of Diversity and Social Inclusion.


ACCIONA works to be the best company to work for, where men and women can develop their careers with total equality of opportunity and to generate a culture that promotes work-life balance in all areas.

We are determined that there should be no gender-based pay inequity in all businesses and countries where we operate. In 2020, we have reported a gender pay gap of 2.8 % globally and we are working to eliminate all cases where this type of inequality could be detected. 

This commitment is materialized through the promotion of women to positions of responsibility in all areas with the aim of increasing the representation of women in managing positions.

As an example of this, ACCIONA has linked its bonus to the achievement of the objective of increasing the percentage of women in pre-managing positions and we also hold twice a year editions of the Management Development Program for High Potential Women.

In 2020, the percentage of women in junior management positions rises to 24.37%, compared to 23.22% in the previous year. The percentage of women in top management positions also increases, standing at 16% in 2020 compared to 15.25% in the previous year. In addition, among management functions, ACCIONA monitors the percentage of women in business-generating positions (excluding support functions such as HR, Legal, etc.). In this case, the percentage stands at 13.9%, compared to 13.45% in 2019. Also, 21.22% of women in ACCIONA have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) background.

In terms of diversity of nationalities, ACCIONA group is present in more than 40 countries, where a total of 131 nationalities work together, with 53% of employees being Spanish, 6.8% Australian, 5.3% Mexican and 4.5% Chilean, among others. Four generations coexist in the company: Boomers (1946-64) 14.18%, Generation X (1965-80) 43.25%, Millennials or Gen Y (1981-96) 38.93% and Generation Z (1997-2012) 3.64%.

Diversity and inclusion

We work to create environments in which all people feel and are valued, and where their differences can contribute to our businesses, always on the basis of equal opportunities and dignified treatment.

ACCIONA's Code of Conduct promotes real equal opportunity, beyond gender diversity, and does not accept, in any case, any type of discrimination in the professional environment on the grounds of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, political opinion, sexual orientation, social status or disability.

The average number of people employed with disabilities in the company represents 3.97 % of direct employment of the total workforce in 2020. 

Our Special Employment Centres contribute by providing workers with disabilities with productive and paid work, appropriate to their personal characteristics and which facilitates their integration into the ordinary labour market

We also collaborate with entities and foundations for labour integration of people with disabilities, long-term unemployed, migrant women, victims of gender violence and other groups at risk of social exclusion.

Inclusion of other minorities

Similarly, ACCIONA carries out important work in protecting minorities—with regard to BBEEE requirements in South Africa, First Nations in Canada and Indigenous people in Australia—and in protecting immigrants in the Middle East and Asia.

We put our values into practice

Our commitment with people, an acknowledged value

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