The annual Award for Corporate Sustainability is conferred on the organisation that best demonstrates a company-wide commitment to Corporate Sustainability. The award criterion is a clearly expressed and widely communicated corporate sustainability strategy with a main focus on actions launched to manage risk prevention from a commercial, environmental, governance and social development perspective above and beyond the requirements set by legislation.
ACCIONA’s Director of Corporate Responsibility, Juan Ramón Silva, commented on the Award: 'Since 2005, when ACCIONA announced its commitment to sustainability, it has remained an irrevocable and public company commitment'. He added: 'We believe that we can only be different if we are able to demonstrate in detail that our operations improve economic development, guarantee environmental protection and promote social equality. That’s why we receive this Award with pride and joy as the concrete acknowledgement of our long term effort and dedication to sustainability'.
The European Business Awards, a fully independent programme, recognise and celebrate business excellence across the 27 EU member states. They are open to organisations of different sectors and of any size: the judges use a formula based on success, innovation and business ethics to attribute the prize.
Corporate Responsibility is the tool that allows ACCIONA to maximize its contribution to society in all its areas of business. A dedicated team creates and coordinates the group’s strategy and action in this area. This team is responsible for maintaining permanent contact with stakeholder groups and coordinating in-house activities that call for the involvement of all the different company departments.
ACCIONA is one of Spain´s leading corporations, with operations in infrastructure, energy, water and services in more than thirty countries. Its slogan 'Pioneers in Sustainable Development' reflects its commitment to achieve sustainable development in all its business areas, contributing to economic growth, social progress and environmental balance. ACCIONA, Gold Class sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, has a workforce of over 41,000 employees and sales of €12.7 billion in 2008. ACCIONA is quoted on the Spanish IBEX-35 (ANA.MC) selective index.