The fight against Climate Change, sustainable use of natural resources and protecting biodiversity are the main foundations of ACCIONA’s environmental strategy.
The Company works to strengthen day by day its position as a leading company in the contribution to the fighting climate change, using renewable technologies, reducing and offsetting its emissions, generating a positive water footprint on the planet and seeking innovative solutions that allow business to be at the forefront of the most advanced environmental standards.
Therefore, in 2015 ACCIONA has been recognized by the main international indexes in environmental transparency and performance.
Respect for the environment is a fundamental principle guiding everything ACCIONA does, based on the company’s mission, vision and values. This commitment is evidenced by the approval of the company’s Environmental Policy, Biodiversity Policy, Climate Change Policy and its Water Policy. All these are part of ACCIONA’s Policies Book, reflecting the commitments and principles applicable to the Company in economic, social and environmental terms.
Preserving and respecting the environment is one of the cornerstones underpinning ACCIONA’s work and is evident from the company’s adherence to best environmental practices throughout all its activities, as it prevents or minimizes any adverse environmental impacts while helping to conserve natural resources.
ACCIONA’s environmental strategy is structured around its commitment to combating climate change, promoting energy savings, optimizing the use and management of water, using resources responsibly, managing waste effectively, preventing pollution and protecting the environment and biodiversity.
Conservation of Biodiversity and the responsible use of our natural heritage are, for ACCIONA, as well as an ethical commitment, a necessary condition for global Sustainability.
ACCIONA, aware of the fact that Biodiversity is in itself a key natural asset of high value, promotes its improvement and conservation as a necessary measure for economic development and social progress.
ACCIONA considers it to be a top priority to lead the transition toward low-carbon business models that reduce or mitigate the adverse effects of Climate Change. It encourages the adoption of ambitious global objectives to reduce emissions and the implementation of projects, products and services that contribute to decreasing greenhouse gasses (GHG), facilitating access to renewable energy, to water and environmentally sustainable infrastructures and promoting energy savings.
The main objective of ACCIONA's water policy is to contribute to the basic human right of access to drinking water and sanitation, as recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010. ACCIONA recognizes that water is a limited and irreplaceable natural resource and, accordingly, its water management strategy takes account of water availability, quality and ecosystem balance where it operates. In its role as end-to-end manager of the water cycle and also as a consumer, ACCIONA promotes the following principles among all of its stakeholders.
ACCIONA considers that fighting against the effects of global warming is a strategic priority.
ACCIONA is committed to providing global solutions in the water sector that contribute to sustainable development.
ACCIONA is committed to the responsible use of resources as a part of its environmental strategy.
ACCIONA is committed to sustainable construction and efficient building management.
ACCIONA encourages initiatives that go beyond the requirements for environmental offsetting of the impacts generated.
Conservation of biodiversity and the responsible use of our natural heritage are for ACCIONA a necessary condition for global sustainability.
ACCIONA understands innovation as a source of value creation, competitive advantage and a main factor to fight environmental degradation.
Pursuant to its commitment to protect the environment, ACCIONA makes available an Advanced Environmental Course.