historical hectares of Madrid
Caring for the lungs of the capital.
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Today, cities represent 3 % of the planet's surface and concentrate more than 50 % of the population. A figure that will rise to 70 % by 2050. In addition, cities generate more than 80 % of the world's gross domestic product (GDP).
In addition to facilitating access to essential services for life - such as energy and water - ACCIONA contributes to making cities places of productive well-being in which to live, favouring people's socio-economic development.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy accounts 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 emerging needs of humanity and to minimize their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its effects to be a strategic priority. The company works 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.
ACCIONA's conservation tasks include gardening, cleaning, surveillance, site furnishings, municipal buildings and facilities, lighting and sanitation networks, ornamental fountains and wildlife.
HISTORIC PARKS AND SPECIAL PROTECTION
Since 2014, ACCIONA has been in charge of the comprehensive conservation of the eight most emblematic parks in Madrid, the historical and artistic heritage of the capital:
- El Retiro
- El Oeste Park
- La Quinta de los Molinos
- El parque de la Quinta de la Fuente del Berro
- El Capricho de la Alameda de Osuna
- de Sabatini
- The Plaza de Oriente Gardens
- Dehesa de la Villa park
The contract employs over 300 people, including agronomists, agricultural technicians, forestry technicians, public works technicians and fine arts graduates, professionals and experts in gardening, landscaping, civil works and restoration, for the conservation of over 300 hectares of green areas in the capital.
ACCIONA applies its quality, environment and sustainability policy, as well as the use of electric machines and vehicles in some of the parks to minimise CO2 emissions and contribute to the sustainable development of the capital.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS OF MADRID
ACCIONA has been in charge of the conservation and maintenance of the wooded area of the Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid since January 2020. Services include tree pruning at height by climbing unique urban trees and shrubs located in this landmark space.
- Client: Madrid Town Hall
- Start of contract: 2014 (Historic Parks)/2020 (Royal Botanic Gardens)
- Location: Madrid
- Services: maintenance of municipal parks and plant nurseries
- Scope: 300 ha.
Technology and innovation
The Agia project is a programme/application that has been developed within the area of environmental services. It involves the automation of management tasks and monthly reporting to the different municipal bodies of each contract, in order to improve the efficiency of services and optimise resources.