ACCIONA's commitment to sustainability can be defined as strong support for social progress, environmental balance and economic growth, and it is reflected in its contribution toward meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These common goals defined by the United Nations requires active involvement by companies, as well as many other agents.
Via its projects in water, renewable energies and infrastructure, ACCIONA contributes towards key objectives, among other reasons to be a sine qua non for achieving the rest. In particular, these objectives related to the aforementioned SDGs on access to water (no. 6), energy (no. 7), infrastructure (no. 9) and mitigating climate change (no. 13). To a different extent, it also contributes to the rest of the goals through the initiatives included in the Sustainability Master Plan.
|Throughout its history, ACCIONA has purified, processed and desalinated water for more than 100 million people worldwide. Through its water treatment activities, the company assures the supply of drinking water to areas of water stress, preserving the environment.|
The company generates energy entirely from renewable sources such as wind, photovoltaic, hydroelectric, thermosolar and biomass. From 2016 to 2020, ACCIONA will invest at least 2,500 million dollars in the development of renewable technologies. 80 % of this investment will be in new facilities in developing countries. Based on this trend, renewable installed capacity will be at least 10,500 MW.
|Through its different business lines, ACCIONA offers innovative solutions that satisfy the growing demand for infrastructure, access to water and energy, etc. When developing its projects, it measures and manages its social and environmental impact on the communities in which it works.|
|ACCIONA has been a carbon neutral company since 2016 and considers the fight against climate change a strategic priority. Through electricity generation from renewable sources, it helps mitigate climate change by displacing fossil fuels in the countries’ electricity mix.|
Below is a summary of ACCIONA's contribution to the achievement of the SDGs during 2017: