ACCIONA, leader in infrastructures, renewable energies, water and services
Created in 1997 following the merger of the Entrecanales, Távora y Cubiertas and MZOV companies, ACCIONA inherited from the original companies a philosophy based on the quality, profitability and technical excellence of its work. With a presence in more than 30 countries over five continents, it currently has more than 35,000 employees.
ACCIONA is an international company which develops and manages activities focused on contributing to social welfare and sustainable development, principally renewable energies, infrastructures, water and services. The companies belonging to the group share a philosophy for project management aimed at maximising profitability within sustainable development principles. This permits synergies between the different businesses which, together with a highly professional management, has enabled the achievement of excellent returns in strategic businesses.
ACCIONA also views innovation as a strategic line of business and has always been at the forefront of new markets and production techniques. It is a point of reference in the area of research in Spain and Europe, leading and participating in the principal initiatives of the continent and allocating more than 6% of profits and almost 4% of its EBITDA to R&D. Since 2006, the number of people at ACCIONA working on innovation has increased tenfold, and there are currently 290 employees at its three Technological Centres.
One of the principal landmarks in ACCIONA’s recent history was the strategic support for Endesa in 2007. This was the start of a new period where energy went from being an area of diversification for the company to form part of the principal core of its activities. In this way, the Company, with a model of sustainable development, was given an excellent opportunity to confront one of the major challenges of society: the large scale supply of energy and the development of a global energy model.
The challenge facing ACCIONA is to become a sustainable company of reference and leader in the transition towards a low carbon economy. The platform on which its business is focused, and where the current social and economic reality is understood, is summarised in our slogan, ‘Pioneers in development and sustainability’, which forms an integral part of all the activities.
For the second consecutive year, ACCIONA’s commitment to sustainability has been endorsed with the recognition received in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as leaders in the sector, an achievement which serves, rather than as an objective achieved, as an incentive to seek new challenges to enable us to continue being pioneers.
In addition, ACCIONA also forms part of other indices which assess sustainability in investment; these include the S&P Global Clean Energy Index, the Standard & Poor Global clean energy index and the KLD Global Climate 100 Index, the objective of which is to foster investment in the one hundred multinational companies which show themselves to be leaders in the battle against climate change through the use of renewable energies, clean technologies, efficiency and fuel for the future.