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Social Impact Management

ACCIONA’s projects must be consistent with the Company’s sustainable business model.

Social impact management of ACCIONA projects

Within its sustainable business model, ACCIONA continues to study the social impact derived from the development of its projects and services in the community, understanding Social Impact Management (SIM) as a process of analysis and treatment of social consequences, both negative and positive.

The methodology makes it possible to prevent risks affecting local stakeholder groups, such as:

  • Impact on basic services in communities: electricity, water, education, health or communications.
  • Change in the continuity of the economic activities of the local communities.
  • Impact on the rights of vulnerable groups such as indigenous people, people with low income, children and elderly people, among others.
  • Impact on the direct or indirect rights of employees.

In 2017, the main social measures implemented to mitigate the negative impacts and foster the positive ones were informational campaigns about the project, the regeneration and improvement of areas surrounding the projects, professional training for workers, environmental and social awareness activities, education and health campaigns in schools, and collaboration agreements to stimulate the local economy, among others.

The implementation of the various stages of the methodology in the projects has increased by 22 % compared to 2016, in the Energy, Construction, Water, Services and Industrial divisions. Social impact management has been carried out in various types of projects in 2017, such as the Quito Metro (Ecuador), the Metesusto purification plant (Colombia), the Kathu solar thermal plant (South Africa), the Bannur wind farm (India) and the Romero Solar photovoltaic plant (Chile),  among others.

 


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