ACCIONA always makes the utmost effort to look out for its people, and provides a safe, healthy and discrimination-free working environment with a long-term view of attracting and fostering talent.
ACCIONA wanted to be a pioneer in the application of effective policies to promote equal opportunities in all aspects. Because we understand it as the capacity to create professional surroundings in which the only criteria for professional development is a person's capacity and their will for advancement, without personal circumstances limiting them in any way whatsoever.
As part of the Sustainability Master Plan, ACCIONA has set an objective of achieving a workforce in which 3% are differently-abled people. In 2016 , ACCIONA had the equivalent of 3,55% of differently-abled people in the Spanish workforce.
ACCIONA runs job insertion programmes for people at risk of social exclusion. In 2016 the company hired 155 people, 20 of whom had been victims of gender violence. The agreements carried out include, among others: i) the “Convenio Inserta” with the FSC Inserta Foundation for the insertion of people with disabilities, ii) collaboration with the Higher Council of Sports for the insertion of high-level athletes, and iii) collaboration with the Universia Foundation for the insertion of university students with disabilities.
The company also carries out internal awareness-raising initiatives on disability, equality, gender diversity and age, among others. Courses on equality and diversity are also taught via the corporate e-learning platform.
ACCIONA wants its employees to grow with the company and find ways to develop their skills. Training is vital in this regard and sustainability is part of it.
The VII Edition of the Executive MBA in Sustainable Global Business was developed in 2016. This edition included an integral approach to sustainable corporate management, in addition to specific modules on the Sustainability Master Plan.
In addition, the environmental training allow to guarantee a continuous improvement of the skills of employers and other interesting groups and their active participation on the environmental culture that distinguish the company, being a common principle of the 4 environmental politics of ACCIONA.
During 2016, 55.860 hours of environmental training have been given to the employers.
ACCIONA is well aware of the importance of raising the awareness of all its team on this issue.
Training is one of the prevention-related issues in which the largest amount of resources is invested. All divisions have implemented training and awareness-raising programs and have designed an annual training plan that includes requirements in training on occupational health and safety. In 2016, over 125.963 hours of training were given to employees.
In 2012, the Company approved the ACCIONA Bonus, a new variable remuneration program for ACCIONA employees taking into account the Company's financial results and individual targets based on objective and pre-established metrics.
It is worth mentioning that a minimum of 3,5% of the ACCIONA Bonus depends on targets linked to sustainability and identified for each division.