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. Since 2013, the company has a Biodiversity policy in which it promotes the valuation and conservation of itself through various principles, as a necessary condition for the economic development and social progress.
As part of the Sustainability Master Plan 2020, the company has set as target the Neutral Biodiversity Footprint, which highlights ACCIONA’s commitment in this area.
The final aim of the Company’s biodiversity management is to determine the actual impact of ACCIONA’s activity on biodiversity, improve its preventive approach, determine the measures to be established to mitigate impact, implement continuous improvement mechanisms to reduce the impact generated, and identify measures that have already been implemented successfully to replicate them in other areas or projects. Once the impact has been evaluated and the corrective and preventive measures have been taken, compensation mechanisms are implemented.
ACCIONA collaborates on a project for captive breeding and study of the European mink, a critically endangered species.
ACCIONA is working to plant thousands of fruit trees in order to support the food chain of the brown bear, an endangered species.
ACCIONA carried out an environmental research project on the behaviour of wild fauna inhabiting the area around its facilities.
ACCIONA is helping to increase the population of protected birds with 500 nesting boxes built by disabled youths.
ACCIONA in collaboration with the Foundation for Research in Ethology and Biodiversity has generated a new ecosystem by creating a wetland and planting over 400 native trees.