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, has set as target the Neutral Biodiversity Footprint, which highlights the company’s commitment in this area. Currently, a methodology for measuring and valuating the biodiversity footprint is being developed and it integrates two recognized international methodologies. This methodology, focused on material aspects, contemplates several categories of impact such as toxicity, climate change, water, land use and transformation , acidification, among others.
To learn about some of the best and most interesting biodiversity practices connected to ACCIONA’s activities, download the report ACCIONA, global commitment to biodiversity
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 measures have been taken, compensation mechanisms are implemented.