For us these are an indication that we are working in the right direction and encourage us to continue upholding our corporate mission and vision.
The following are the highlights of the awards and recognitions received:
CDP, a leading player in benchmarking companies' non-financial disclosures, has given ACCIONA the CDP Europe Award 2019 for its work in the fight against global warming.
ACCIONA is part of category A (Climate Change A List) in CDP's annual ranking of corporations with best practices in reducing emissions, climate change strategy and alignment of their activities with a low carbon economy. Of the more than 8,300 companies worldwide that are assessed, only 179 are members of CDP's A List. In addition, CDP lists ACCIONA as a 'Supplier Engagement Leader' because of the sustainability of its value chain.
ACCIONA ended 2019 as the world's most sustainable utility according to the Sustainability Yearbook 2020 published by S&P Global and RobecoSAM. With 90 points out of 100, the company has taken the top spot among the index’s electricity category (Industry mover 2020).
Corporate Knights, a media group specializing in world-renowned sustainability rankings, has included ACCIONA, for the third year in a row, as one of the 100 most sustainable companies on the planet. The announcement of the 2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index was made today at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
For yet another year, ACCIONA has revalidated its position as the “greenest” power utility in the world. It has held this position since 2015 in “New Energy Top 100 Green Utilities”, a ranking published annually by Energy Intelligence, an independent consultancy that specializes in energy markets.
ACCIONA named as one of the world's 100 most sustainable corporations at Davos Forum. The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations 2019 index rated close to 7,500 companies using 21 sustainability parameters. ACCIONA, ranked 68th, stands out for directly linking its business model to the green economy as defined by the UN.
Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), the European innovation platform under the auspices of the European Commission, has granted ACCIONA an "Open Innovation Innovative Approach Award"; the award, based on votes by European startups, acknowledges the company's efforts to develop innovation in partnership with startups under its I'mnovation programme.
In 2018, for the third year running, ACCIONA has once again won the title of “greenest” electric utility in the world, according to the “New Energy Top 100 Green Utilities” ranking published every year by Energy Intelligence, a specialist independent consultant in energy markets.
ACCIONA received the award for Innovation in Compliance at the 2018 Expansión Compliance Awards for developing the first blockchain-based platform for enhancing the internal procedure for identification and validation of commercial consultants, providing traceability and security.
ACCIONA ranks as one of the world’s top 10 corporations for diversity and social inclusion in the workplace, according to Thomson Reuters’ 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Index. It was the only Spanish company and the only renewable energy or infrastructure group to make it to the top 10.
The distinction reflects ACCIONA’s forward-looking environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies at its infrastructure and renewable energy operations, as well as its commitment to gender equality, socially inclusive contracts and cultural diversity training for its 38,000-strong workforce in more than 40 countries.
ACCIONA has been rated as a “Prime” company by ISS-oekom. The Prime Status is awarded to those companies which according to the ISS-oekom Corporate Rating are among the leaders in environmental and social performance in their industry and which meet industry-specific minimum requirements.
ACCIONA entered the "2018 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations" league table, presented by Corporate Knights at the Davos World Economic Forum. For the first time, key indicators for the companies in each industry were factored into the ranking. For ACCIONA, within the electric utilities sector, an important factor was the fact that it has been carbon neutral since 2016, and its contribution to the "Green Economy" as defined by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
ACCIONA received the "CDP Europe Award" for its inclusion with the highest possible score in the CDP Climate 2017 and CDP Water 2017 indexes, thanks to its work for sustainable water management and against climate change.
In 2017, for the third year running, ACCIONA has once again won the title of “greenest” electric utility in the world, according to the “New Energy Top 100 Green Utilities” ranking published every year by Energy Intelligence, a specialist independent consultant in energy markets.
ACCIONA has been granted Chile's National Environmental Award due to becoming a carbon-neutral company. The award was presented during the 4th Edition of the National Environmental Award organised annually by the Recyclápolis Foundation and sponsored by the Chilean government.
ACCIONA’s Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project in Queensland, Australia, has won the Silver Award for Best Transport Project at the inaugural edition of the Partnerships Bulletin PPP Awards in Sydney.
ACCIONA Agua has received the award that recognizes the company as the Water Company of the Year Award in 2017 (Global Water Intelligence). the most significant contribution to the development of the international water sector. Voters rated ACCIONA Agua's expansion in a number of international markets, such as Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Canada and the Middle East, through major water treatment contracts.
A study on the treatment of acid soils submitted by ACCIONA Construction won the award in the Special category
The Sustainable Construction Awards are an initiative of the Department of Public Works and the Environment of the Regional Government of Castilla y León, in collaboration with the Institute of Construction in this autonomous region
ACCIONA Construction received the JEC Innovation Award, which recognizes the world’s best developments in the field of composite materials.
ACCIONA Construcción has developed a lining made of composite panels to waterproof the tunnels of the high-speed rail line between Madrid and Asturias
ACCIONA Construction has received the “Asturian Stamp of Safe Mobility in the Company”, awarded by the Asturian Institute of Occupational Health and Safety to companies based in the Principality of Asturias, for good practices in occupational health and safety and road safety management.
The Association of Civil Engineers of Galicia has recognised the A Coruña access highway (AC-14) and the connection to the V-14 ring road for their technical, territorial and construction merits, as well as for their social value from an environmental and economic perspective as best engineering works in Galicia
ACCIONA Engineering has received the “FIDIC Award of Merit” at the international FIDIC Awards 2017, presented every year by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, for its design project for the high-speed rail platform of the Venta de Baños junction in Palencia.
ACCIONA was awarded the distinctive RobecoSAM Silver Class 2017 among companies in the Electric Utilities sector, according to the Sustainability Yearbook 2017, which includes 15 % of companies with the best social, environmental and corporate governance practices within each sector.
The ACCIONA Microenergy Foundation's 'Luz en Casa' Centres are among the 10 most innovative social initiatives of 2016 selected by Compromiso Empresarial magazine in cooperation with CAF – Development Bank of Latin America.
ACCIONA Ingeniería receives one of the prestigious awards of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers FIDIC 2016 for the project "Málaga New Western By-pass. Section: Motorway AP-7 - Link Road MA-417. Churriana tunnel".
The international FIDIC awards recognize engineering projects that stand out for their innovation, quality and professional excellence; their respect for the principles of transparency and integrity; and their sustainability and respect for the environment.
The Potencia Awards recognise the best engineering projects and works, as well as civil engineering machinery. The award was presented for construction of the twin high-speed rail tunnels that ACCIONA Construction is constructing as part of the Follo Line project in Norway.
Fundación Integra acknowledged ACCIONA's work to help people who are at risk of social exclusion to gain a foothold in the labour market; to date, the Company has made 1,000 hires through the foundation, which places people at risk of social exclusion in jobs as a means of helping them gain access to the labour market. ACCIONA is a founding member of the foundation, which was created in 2001.
The Company was rated "A" in the CDP Global Climate Change Report 2016 and CDP Climate Change Report 2016 Iberia Edition, and has been included in the CDP's A List, and recognized with the A-List award
The "Latidos de Luz" (Heartbeats of Light) project, which was designed and executed by ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño for Seville City Government, won a Silver Elephant Plaque in the Best Event category at the EuBea - European Best Event Awards.
The program, aimed at improving the health of ACCIONA’s employees, won the Estrategia NAOS 2015 prize for fighting obesity in the business environment
ACCIONA has been chosen again as the best rated company in the infrastructure, services and construction sector, according to the Merco ranking of companies with the best corporate reputation in Spain.
ACCIONA has received another award for its Toowoomba Highway project in Australia. This time it is in the 2016 Partnerships Awards, in the Best Road Project category, organized by “Partnerships Events”, a benchmark entity in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) at world level
The award recognizes the milestones reached in the desalination market over the last year, and particularly the company’s consolidated and speedy implementation in the desalination market in the Middle East.
The Madrid Sport Press Association (APDM) awarded ACCIONA the prize for "R&D and innovation applied to sport" in recognition of the sustainable project consisting of the ACCIONA 100% Ecopowered vehicle
The award was granted by IJGlobal—Project Finance and Infrastructure Journal.
ACCIONA has received the honor of winning two 2015 Project Finance International Awards for projects it is working on in Australia: the Toowoomba highway in Queensland and the Sydney Light Rail.
The new lighthouse in Valencia, executed by ACCIONA, was the Infrastructure Category Winner at the JEC World 2016 Innovation Awards, as the world's first lighthouse to be built with composite materials.
ACCIONA has been rated as a “Prime” company by ISS-oekom. The Prime Status is awarded to those companies which according to the ISS-oekom Corporate Rating are among the leaders in environmental and social performance in their industry and which meet industry-specific minimum requirements.
ACCIONA has received the seal "WE ARE CULTURE" 2015 from Círculo de Bellas Artes, a guarantee of quality that they will deliver every year to all companies and organizations who have contributed in some way so that this institution remains a landmark of culture in Spain and in the world.
ACCIONA has been awarded the “Empresa Comprendedora 2015” prize by the Fundación Empresa y Sociedad (Business and Society Foundation) for its support for entrepreneurs through its purchasing policy, providing companies that are just starting out with high visibility and business opportunities and putting a premium on the innovative and sustainable solutions offered by their suppliers.
The commitment to developing innovative projects with entrepreneurs is reflected in the fact that more than 3,350 of the company’s Spanish suppliers started their businesses fewer than five years ago
ACCIONA Energía Mexico has received two awards at the 24th CEMEX Works Awards for the construction of the Ventika and Ventika II wind farms, located in the town of General Bravo, Nuevo León: the Award for Development of Industrial Works and the Special Award for Innovation in Construction Processes and Techniques.
The company ranks first in Top 100 Green Utilities published by Energy Intelligence, combining an evaluation of the CO2 intensity of a utility's electricity production and the percentage of renewables in its energy mix
The company has achieved the ‘100A’ rating in the “CDP Global Climate Change Report 2015” and “CDP Climate Change Report 2015 Iberia Edition” indexes, with CDP granting the Record Score of 100A award.
The latest report Merco Talento 2015, which sets the benchmark companies to work in Spain, placed ACCIONA in first place in the ranking of Infrastructure, Services and Construction sector. In the overall ranking, the company is positioned in 28th place among the 100 best companies to work for.
ACCIONA Infrastructure receives the International Prize for Civil Works, Agustin de Betancourt
The Caminos Foundation and the School of Civil Engineering, Channels and Ports, have given ACCIONA Infrastructure the International Award of Civil Works Agustin de Betancourt, in recognition of the work done by civil engineers and the engineering and construction spanish companies in the international market.
CemefirecognizesACCIONAMexicowiththe DistinctiveESR®for promotingsustainable values
ACCIONA won for the fifth consecutive year the Distinctive ESR®, in addition to recognition by the Give & Gain Day initiative. Also, in the framework of this meeting, Mexico ACCIONA first obtained recognition Give & Gain Day, for the great work of volunteer ACCIONA held each year at the international level to promote sustainable values.
International prize awarded to ACCIONA Energía for sustainability associated with a wind power project in Mexico.
The Inter-American Development Bank awarded the company its Infraestructura 360º prize, the most important of its type in Latin America, for the Eurus wind power project in Oaxaca.
The evaluation, carried out according to a sustainability analysis program by Harvard University, highlights the improvement in the quality of life of the community in the area around the wind farm.
ACCIONA receives for the third time the JEC innovation award thanks to its achievements in composite materials with the European project Biobuild.
ACCIONA has won 2015 JEC Innovation Award Europe in the category “construction” for the first self-supporting façade panel using bio-materials developed in the framework of the European Project Biobuild.
This is the third time that ACCIONA receives this prize: the first time was in 2011 for the trough beam from Almuñécar footbridge, and one year later, the second time in 2012 for the carbon fiber cables from Cuenca Footbridge.
ACCIONA wins top infrastructure award in Australia for Legacy Way.
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia bestows the prestigious “Project of the Year 2015” award to ACCIONA-led consortium for “changing Australia’s approach to tunnelling projects”.
ACCIONA Energy receives European award for best practices in workplace health and safety
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work granted ACCIONA Energy an honourable mention as part of its "Healthy Workplaces, Manage Stress" campaign, for its psychosocial risk prevention plan.
The plan, which ACCIONA Energy has been working on for more than a year, is based on a careful evaluation of risks based on personal surveys and semi-structured interviews, specific experiences analysed by the Health and Safety Committees, and preventive medical exams which employees undergo.
`We believe in a sustainable world´
ACCIONA received an award in the `Business´ category for its environmental activity at an event celebrating the Foundation's 10th anniversary.
ACCIONA was recognised as being a leading promoter of wind energy in Spain, developing increasingly efficient wind turbine generators, being the most innovative renewables operator, and for participating in the Dakar Rally with a 100% electric vehicle powered by clean energies.
ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño wins If Design Gold Award for Wu Kingdom Helv Relic Museum immersive show.
The company received one of the most renowned international design awards, the iF Gold Award, for the largest immersive installation in the world, located in the Wu Kingdom Helv Relic Museum in Wuxi, China.
ACCIONA has been awarded the XIV Premio Fundación Torres Quevedo a la Colaboración-Empresarial for its work with the University of Cantabria (UC), of which the Foundation is a part. The prize recognizes ACCIONA’s track record with the university’s research groups and has the fundamental objective of highlighting the importance of university-company cooperation in the field of innovation.
ACCIONA has obtained the “RobecoSAM Silver Class 2015” distinction for excellent performance in Sustainability.
ACCIONA has obtained the “RobecoSAM Silver Class 2015” distinction among companies in the Electric Utilities sector in The Sustainability Yearbook 2015. The yearbook recognises companies with best practices in sustainability in each sector at global level, and is published each year by RobecoSAM, a company specialised in Sustainable Investing.
ACCIONA receives the recognition of the Spanish Global Compact Network.
The Spanish Global Compact Network celebrated its 10th anniversary by bringing together representatives of over 2,000 spanish companies Global Compact’ signatories. ACCIONA has been recognized for belonging to the network as a partner in the last decade.
ACCIONA has been awarded with the Tegos 2014 award with E & T in the category of Organizational Management for the Programme “Talent Digital Identity”.
The awards, which reached its fifth edition this year, recognize good practices of companies in the field of Human Resources.
ACCIONA receives the CDP Climate Performance Leadership prize as a world leader in the fight against climate change, obtaining the best score in its history for transparency.
The CDP award acknowledges ACCIONA as the energy company with the lowest greenhouse gas emissions in the world in relation to its revenues.
The show '200 years building San Sebastian', designed and executed by ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño, was given the Bronze Elephant Trophy at the European Best Event Awards in the Public Event category.
ACCIONA Energía has been awarded the first Prize by the Green Phoenix Foundation for the Development of Ecoenergy in recognition of its innovative solutions in the wind power sector in Poland, where the company owns and operates two wind farms with a total capacity of megawatts (MW).
ACCIONA Infrastructure has been awarded with the first place in the category of `Urbanism and Social Impact’ for the project of the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) in Mexico Cuajimalpa, by the renowned magazine ‘Obras’. These awards are granted to all projects constructed and delivered in the last 12 months, highlighting innovation in building.
The joint candidature formed by ACCIONA INGENIERÍA, S.A. - GINPROSA Ingeniería, S.L. - Técnica y Proyectos (TYPSA) - Intecsa-Inarsa, S.A. has been awarded with the FIDIC 2014 OUTSTANDING PROJECT AWARD for the Project MADRID M-30 M-RÍO.
The Award recognises Outstanding Projects that support and promote FIDIC principles and best practices and resources in the pursuit of quality Projects that will benefit the world economy and community development
The “Western Australia Division Engineers” Association awarded the Mundaring DWTP with two WA Engineering Excellence Awards 2014.
This plant has been awarded with the “Infrastructure and Building” and with the “Engineering for Regional Communities” awards.
The first one recognizes that the engineering team conceived, developed and implemented a bushfire protection network. A high flow rate, high pressure sprinkler system was developed to provide a spray curtain barrier to protect key areas and structures from radiant heat.
The second award aims to recognize the particular contributions of engineers working in regional areas. The latest technology has been employed to provide a highly efficient, fully automated plant, which is monitored remotely.
ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño has won the international Red Dot Design Award for the audiovisual show it created for the Wu Kingdom Helv Relic Museum in the Chinese city of Wuxi.
The company designed and installed the multimedia facility, which involves the biggest immersive screen in the world (650 m2 and capacity for 3,840 visitors per day).
ACCIONA receives the European Business Award for the Environment (Spanish section) for its contribution to sustainable development.
ACCIONA has been awarded the European Business Award for the Environment (Spanish section) within the "Product and/or service for sustainable development" category for its construction system for port installations based on composite material caissons. This competitive system reduces CO2 emissions and lessens the impact on marine ecosystems in the construction of port infrastructures. The Princes of Asturias has award the prize today to ACCIONA Vice-president Juan Ignacio Entrecanales. The European Business Awards for the Environment are awarded by the European Commission's Directorate-General for the Environment, coordinated in Spain by the Fundación Biodiversidad of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment. The Spanish prizewinners will compete at the European level.
The ACCIONA-led consortium of Sociedade Concesionaria Novo Hospital de Vigo, awarded Deal of the Year 2013 by Project Finance.
“Deals of the Year 2013” awards ceremony held by Project Finance publication, recognize the most relevant financing initiatives in Europe. The Novo Hospital de Vigo financial close was awarded within the “European Healthcare Deal of the Year 2013” category. The Sociedade Concesionaria Novo Hospital de Vigo, is formed by Acciona, Grupo Puentes, Grupo Dalkia & Concessia. On 1st of August 2013 they reached financial close for the new hospital.
ACCIONA was awarded in the category of Strategic Training and Development Policy at the XVIII edition of Human Capital Awards for Human Resource Management 2014. This award is recognition of our company's high involvement in the design and implementation of programs for sharing knowledge, promoting innovation and use of technology.
ACCIONA AMONG THE LEADING CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY COMPANIES IN SPAIN, ACCORDING TO MERCO
ACCIONA is now part of the leading group of companies recognized for their corporate responsibility, according to the Merco 2014 corporate reputation index, up by one position from last year, ranking tenth in the list.
In terms of the general corporate reputation index, the company continues to rank highest in the "Infrastructure, Services and Construction" field by a significant margin with its immediate competitors - Abertis and FCC - although it has slipped in its global position from 12th to 20th.
The President of ACCIONA, José Manuel Entrecanales, also ranks 10th among the "top ten" business leaders, one position ahead of last year.
In 2014, the companies that make up the annual list of the "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World" were announced at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland). ACCIONA is the only Spanish company to figure on this ranking, which brings together the world's most sustainable enterprises.
At the end of 2013, "Corporate Knights" published its first "TOP 10 Most Sustainable Utilities in the World" ranking, in which ACCIONA came in at second place.
ACCIONA's leading role in the fight against climate change, and the quality of its corporate reporting on environmental impacts, has been recognized by CDP, which sets global standards for environmental reporting and is a benchmark for investors worldwide, with an award given for its excellent rating in the Iberia 125 Climate Performance Leadership Index.
Smartwater4Europe, an international project headed by Dutch drinking water company Vitens, has been distinguished by the Global Water Awards in the category 'Water performance initiative of the year'.
ACCIONA Infrastructure has been granted with the Distinction for Preventive Management Merit 2014 for large companies in Valencia, Spain.
ACCIONA Ingeniería is awarded the prestigious Prize "Acueducto de Segovia 2013" in the Project Engineering category for the Feasibility and Preliminary Study, Detailed Design, Monitoring and Supervision of the Works "A-4 Southern Highway. Despeñaperros Bypass.
This project, developed between 2004 and 2013, allowed for the rehabilitation of the conditions of the A-4 Southern Highway at the Despeñaperros gorge section in order to adapt it to the standards of a modern highway, thus ensuring road traffic safety and proper services.
ACCIONA ranks second out of 111 Spanish companies evaluated (up 6 places compared to 2012), being one of the leading companies in good reporting practices, according to findings published in the 2013 Reporta report.
According to the study, ACCIONA received the highest score for Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance reporting and is the second most transparent company. ACCIONA is also the leader in the construction sector, with high all-around scores.
ACCIONA's position in major innovation rankings remains strong. "The 2013 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard" report by the IRI (Economics of Industrial Research and Innovation) of the European Commission positions ACCIONA as the fifth Spanish company in terms of investment and the 143rd that has most increased R&D investments over the past three-years.
The global consulting firm Booz & Company, in its global innovation ranking, the methodology of which selects 1000 listed companies with the highest Research, Development and Innovation figure, positions ACCIONA 461, with a notable increase from position 620 last year.
ACCIONA was awarded one of the prestigious Deal of the Year awards by Project Finance Magazine for its innovative strategy of issuing project bonds to provide long-term financing for the development of two wind farms in Mexico.
ACCIONA Agua was chosen as Best Global Water Company of the year by Global Water Intelligence (GWI) magazine. The award recognizes the merits of the Company during 2012 and its contribution to the international development of the water industry.
Desalination Plant of the Year in 2013. (Global Water Intelligence): Award granted to the Adelaide Desalination Plant
The Adelaide plant, operated and maintained by ACCIONA Agua, has been recognized as one of the best-managed desalination plants in the world. The Inverse Osmosis plant uses microfiltration in its pretreatment process.
ACCIONA wins an award for the most innovative business project in 2013 in the Cinco Días awards for its project on the first self-sufficient energy filter system through the combined reuse of industrial organic waste and sewage sludge.
WWTP ALCANTARILLA, MURCIA, SPAIN
Project for co-digestion of sludge at the Alcantarilla, Murcia WWTP. This plant has received the award for the most innovative project in the area of new technologies.
The A-30 motorway in the province of Quebec, Canada has been, by far, the most award-winning project of 2013. Specifically, it has received five awards throughout the year:
DISTINCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE AWARDS
ACCIONA Infrastructure received these two awards hand in hand by the Quebec Transport Association (QTA) in collaboration with the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ). Both awarded the consistency, usefulness and originality of the A-30 as a key infrastructure in the province of Quebec.
DESIGN AWARD FOR STEEL CONSTRUCTION. BRIDGES CATEGORY
The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction awarded ACCIONA Infrastructure the award for best design in the bridges category for the bridge project over the Beauharnois Canal built on the A-30 motorway.
At 2,550 meters long, the bridge over the Beauharnois Canal is the second longest incrementally launched bridge in the world. (BEAUHARNOIS).
ACCIONA Infrastructure was awarded the Armatura 2013 award by the Quebec Steel Reinforcement Institute (IAAQ) sponsored by Arcelor Mittal.
BEST BRIDGE 2013
The Scientific and Technical Structural Concrete Association (SCA), granted the bridge over the Beauharnois Canal the best constructed bridge award during 2013.
LEGACY WAY TUNNEL IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
Best Tunnelling Project of the Year, International Tunnelling Awards 2013.
The Fort St. John Hospital of Canada is awarded the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) award for its stringent construction standards in the extreme northern climate of the British Columbia.
The Canada-Spain Chamber of Commerce awards ACCIONA as the Company of the Year, in recognition of the company's work in the country in recent years and its contribution to Spanish-Canadian business relations.
ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño is awarded the Best Sustainable European Event in the European Best Event Awards for the Day of Music Festival held in Madrid. It has also received the award for Best European Cultural Event, for the 2012 Multimedia Christmas Show held in Seville.
In 2013 ACCIONA earned the distinction of "Igualdad en la Empresa" ("Equality in the Company") awarded by the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality (Spain).
This distinction is awarded annually to companies that demonstrate excellence in gender equality. The distinction takes into account aspects such as the commitment to promoting an environment free from discrimination on grounds of gender, balanced participation between women and men in decision-making, access to positions of greater responsibility and commitment to criteria and remuneration systems to reduce the wage gap.
Integra Foundation 500 Hiring Award and honorable mention of the recruitment agencies: In 2013 Acciona received an award from the Integra Foundation by hiring 500 people at risk of social exclusion.
ILUNDAIN FOUNDATION AWARD FOR THE WORK OF ACCIONA BLADES
The Navarre Ilundain Foundation has also recognized the work of ACCIONA as a company committed to the employment of youth at risk and supporting the integration project of this foundation.
INCORPORA AWARD OF LA CAIXA FOUNDATION WITH ACCIONA BLADES
ACCIONA, through ACCIONA Blades, has received the La Caixa Foundation Incorpora award, an award that recognizes the efforts and contributions of the company in providing job placements through the Incorpora program.
ZERO ACCIDENTS AWARD FROM THE INSTITUTO CÁNTABRO DE SEGURIDAD Y SALUD EN EL TRABAJO
The Government of Cantabria, in cooperation with the Instituto Cántabro de Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo (ICASST) (Cantabria Health and Safety at Work Institute)gave this distinction to ACCIONA Infraestructuras for achieving a cycle of improvement in risk prevention. The Zero Accidents at Work initiative was created with the aim of promoting and encouraging companies of the Community of Cantabria to incorporate measures to improve prevention in the workplace and, as a result, improve their competitiveness, seeking the active involvement of both employers and workers.
ACCIONA wins the 11th Edition of the Employment & Entrepreneurs (E&E) Award for Innovation in Human Resources for the Digital Identity Talent Project. These nationally recognized awards recognize the companies with the greatest commitment to people management. Digital Identity Talent meets the need of transforming the people management processes of the company to the new digital ecosystem in which we are immersed. The project marks the first milestone, triggering a digital transformation with a clear focus on delivering results and medium-term benefits.
CEMEX BUILDING AWARDS: INFRASTRUCTURE AND PLANNING CATEGORY
ACCIONA Infrastructure was awarded the International CEMEX Building Award by CEMEX in the Infrastructures and Planning category during the 22nd edition of the CEMEX Building Awards for constructing the Zaragoza tram. This award recognizes the construction of the Zaragoza tram as an urban integration project, which gives the city a sustainable infrastructure which meets the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency.
CONSTRUMAT 2013, CIVIL ENGINEERING CATEGORY
ACCIONA Infrastructure was awarded the 2013 CONSTRUMAT award in the civil engineering category, for constructing the footbridge over the Júcar river in Cuenca. CONSTRUMAT 2013, an international construction exhibition, is one of the industry's most important trade fairs both in Europe and elsewhere. It attracts the top industry professionals and companies.
PROJECT DEAL OF THE YEAR (WORLD FINANCE 2013)
Award given to the wastewater treatment plant at Atotonilco. The award recognizes the operation of the WWTP at Atotonilco.
ESR 2013 DISTINCTION ACCIONA MEXICO
ACCIONA in Mexico obtained, for the third consecutive year, the ESR® 2013 distinction for its public and voluntary commitment to implementing socially responsible management. The ESR recognizes companies whose activity represents an example of CSR in Latin America.
The Adelaide desalination plant has won several awards throughout 2013, including:
100 IDEAS AWARDS (ACTUALIDAD ECONÓMICA 2013) WWTP ALCANTARILLA, MURCIA, SPAIN
Actualidad Económica has awarded one of its "100 Ideas" awards to ACCIONA Agua for its sludge co-digestion project at the Alcantarilla WWTP plant.
ILIS Project, runner-up in the POWER-GEN USA 2013 awards for the best project of network integration of renewable energy.
A million man hours without occupational accidents at Cerro Negro Norte, Copiapó. The insurance company of the Cámara Chilena de Construcción (CChC) of Copiapó, awarded ACCIONA its occupational health and safety for achieving one million man hours without occupational accidents when carrying out the Cerro Negro Norte project of the Pacific Mining Company (part of the CAP Group) that ACCIONA carries out in the South American country.
ACCIONA received the Innovation in Human Resources distinction at the Emprendedores & Empleo (E&E) awards for the technical training schools within its corporate university. These major national awards acknowledge companies with the strongest commitment to people management.
In 2012, ACCIONA received, at the UN New York headquarters, one of the prizes awarded by the NGO Women Together: the Business Award for its policy oriented towards sustainable development.
ACCIONA won the SERES 2012 award for ACCIONA Microenergy Foundation's Electricity in the Home (Luz en Casa) project. This award recognizes the project's innovativeness and social commitment, and ACCIONA's focus on making it economically sustainable.
In 2012, London's Beckton desalination plant was named "Desalination Plant of the Year". The facility is a pioneer in applying technology developed by ACCIONA that minimizes energy consumption and also the impact on animal life. For its part, the Atotonilco wastewater treatment plant, in Mexico City, received the "Contract of the Year" award for its contribution to the advancement of public-private financing models in water management.
ACCIONA Agua received the Water Deal of the Year award from Global Water Intelligence. This distinction recognizes the public-private financing model used in the Mundaring drinking water treatment plant in Perth, Australia.
ACCIONA is Spain's best infrastructure company, according to the latest MERCO Business Leaders ranking. What's more, our Company has improved its score in all of the variables taken into account by this annual study.
The results of the 2013 Merco study-which looks at the one hundred largest companies in Spain-underscore and help to enhance ACCIONA's work in the realm of Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance, a category in which our Company stands 11th placed in the ranking.
In addition, our Chairman & CEO, José Manuel Entrecanales, came in at eleventh place in the "Leadership" category, three places higher than Merco 2012. Overall, this year ACCIONA climbed four places in the ranking, rising from 16th to 12th position.
The Report MERCO Personas provides the ranking of the best companies to work in Spain.
Improvement of ACCIONA's corporate reputation as an employer (moving up four places spot in the MERCO 'People in Spain' monitor) in 2012.
ACCIONA is ranked eighth among 112 Spanish companies assessed and one of the companies that is closest to international reporting practices, according to results published in Reporta 2012.
The report, drafted by consultancy firm DEVA, assesses the quality of the public information (annual report, annual accounts, corporate governance report and sustainability report) that the companies comprising the Madrid ACCIONA, one of the companies with the highest quality of accountability information General Stock Market Index (IGBM) on 31 December 2011 made available to their shareholders in connection with General Shareholders' Meetings held in 2012.
Awarded the 2011 "Empresa Solidaria" prize by the Codespa Foundation for the Electricity at Home project, developed through ACCIONA Microenergy Foundation.
Europe 2011 Prize for Innovation in Composite Materials (Civil Construction catergory), awarded by JEC Composites, for the project to build the Almuñécar Overpass.
In 2011 ACCIONA has been granted with the LOTU seal, which recognizes construction companies that actively participate in publicizing and developing this program for the prevention of occupational hazards.
ACCIONA's work on behalf of inclusion and equality of differently-abled people has been recognised in the eighth edition of the Gold FAAM Awards given by the Federación Almeriense de Asociaciones de Personas con Discapacidad (Almerian Federation of Associations of Differently-abled People).
ACCIONA won the best website mention in the "Level of first impact on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)" in the First Study on "Communication of CSR on the websites of Ibex 35 companies" carried out by Compromiso RSE (Commitment to CSR).
ACCIONA Energy received one of the Reconcilia seals from the Navarre Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Executives (AMEDNA) for promoting work-life balance.
The Spanish Committee of Representatives of Disabled People have give recognition to ACCIONA's commitment to the inclusion of disabled people in their workforce and for asking for similar requirements from their suppliers.
The Cegos group in Spain, in partnership with the Equipos&Talento human resources portal, created the 2010 Awards for Best Practices to recognize the efforts of companies and organizations to innovate, implement best practices, unlock value in their actions and distinguish themselves from the rest of the market. ACCIONA's Employment Channel won an award in the Selection and Integration category due to its distinguished record in 2.0 technologies and its commitment to using social networks.
Capital Humano magazine, published by Wolters Kluwer, granted ACCIONA two of its prestigious 2010 Human Resources Management Awards. These awards recognize professionalization in this area, as well as the development of tools and techniques for people management, organization and motivation within companies.
This award recognizes the work of companies that have distinguished themselves by implementing policies aimed at fostering gender equality in all areas of the Company.
PREVER Award for Workplace Safety, which recognises ACCIONA's commitment and efforts towards incorporating workplace safety into all of its actions.
ACCIONA Energy received the Miguel Pardo 2010 Award, granted by the Spanish Maritime Cluster (CME), in the Environment category, for research and development of offshore wind power.
For the second consecutive year, according to the Graduate Barometer 2010 Engineering Edition, ACCIONA ranks second in the world as the employer of choice for engineering students and it is their first choice in Spain.
ACCIONA Infrastructure received the Potencia 2010 Award for its application of sustainable solutions in its projects. ACCIONA Infrastructure submitted its project to take the Malaga/Fuengirola railway tracks underground at Malaga Airport.