We strengthen our commitment to communities
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Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Breast cancer, along with cervical cancer, is one the most frequent forms of the disease in women, resulting in more than two million cases every year and 600,000 deaths, although healing rates are high if they are detected in time and are treated correctly.
For this reason, the Energy Division of ACCIONA organized a Seminar on Breast and Cervical Cancer in Puerto Libertad (Sonora, Mexico) for the second consecutive year.
The seminar took place from 19th to 22nd October to coincide with World Breast Cancer Day and was organized together with the National System for Integral Family Development in Puerto Libertad and Pitiquito Town Council.
This year, the focus was on the early detection of these diseases. As the World Health Organization says, “early detection with the aim of improving prognosis and survival rates of breast cancer continues to be the cornerstone of the fight against this cancer”. Aware of this, ACCIONA’s Energy Division has deployed a mobile unit in which 104 mammographs, 100 breast ultrasounds and 135 cytologies have been carried out on women from Puerto Libertad.
Last year, the following outreach actions were carried out in addition to the diagnostic tests: Zumba classes for more than 70 women; a beach walk that ended with the creation of a ribbon of light (the symbol against cancer) in which 90 women participated, and finally, they all contributed to the public mural titled “A brushstroke of hope”. This helped to strengthen awareness around the care that women need to show in relation to this disease, as well as helping to give hope to people who are suffering from it.
ACCIONA thus strengthens its commitment to communities near sites where it operates and contributes, in this case, to achieving the third Sustainable Development Goal related to health and well-being.