acciona.org (previously ACCIONA Microenergia Foundation) offers a unique opportunity for the employees of ACCIONA to learn first hand the reality of our world and participate in the projects developed by acciona.org in the region of Cajamarca, Peru, and Oaxaca, Mexico. More than 180 corporate volunteers of ACCIONA have dedicated in an altruistic way their time, knowledge and experience to make possible the initiatives of cooperation for development and fight against poverty in isolated rural areas of Peru and Mexico.
21 ACCIONA volunteers travelled to Peru and Mexico in 2019, investing more than 2,500 hours in the projects carried out by acciona.org. In addition, 18 “virtual” volunteers took part in the “Water and Sanitation Observatory”, a collaboration group on water technology, sanitation technology and service provision models in which innovative solutions are shared for acciona.org projects.
In the seven editions of the campaign Shall We donate?", ACCIONA employees have donated a total of more than 23 tons of food, about 400 boxes of toys and has enjoyed the participation of more than 460 volunteers. ACCIONA made a donation equal to the amount donated by the employees.
Within the framework of the "Rescatadores de Talento" (Rescuers of Talent) programme, 27 managers and directors acted as mentors for university graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds. Progress was also made in the Youth Development section by making the online training resources of T-MAX and two Development Centres on innovation and energy available to 85 students.
40 volunteers helped women at risk of social exclusion to improve their curricula vitae as part of a specific initiative focusing on job insertion for individuals in situations of social exclusion and with disabilities. In 2018, the company was awarded by the Foundation for its contribution to the volunteering programmes.
9 ACCIONA volunteers gave part of their time to work on the programme of the Quiero Trabajar Foundation aimed at 25 women migrants in Madrid and Barcelona seeking international protection and refugee status. At the end of the programme, 13 of the women found work. Another 5 volunteers participated in the foundation’s regular initiatives.
In October 2019, the Spanish Commission for the Reception of Refugees (CEAR) presented ACCIONA and the Foundation with an award in recognition of their support for the inclusion of applicants for international protection and refugee status in the workplace.