Acciona Infraestructuras S.A.
ACCIONA is one of the foremost Spanish business corporations,
leader in the development and management of infrastructure,
renewable energy, water and services. Listed on the selective
Ibex-35 stock exchange index, it is a benchmark for the market. The
Company was set up over a century ago and is made up of more than
30,000 employees and has a presence in more than 30 countries on
Less than a decade ago, ACCIONA was one of the main construction
companies in Spain, but by immersing itself in a process of
diversification and looking for business opportunities at the
international level, ACCIONA has succeeded in reinventing itself.
During 2008, and after exiting Endesa in 2009, ACCIONA completed
its transformation into a pioneering company in development and
sustainability, converting itself into a global leader in the
development, production and management of renewable energies, water
and infrastructures with the minimum environmental impact.
This journey would not have been possible without ACCIONA's
pioneering tradition. It was behind the first merger in the Spanish
construction market and, during the 1990s, was also the first
non-utility to adopt a strategy based upon renewable energies.
José Manuel Entrecanales was appointed Chairman in 2004, leading
the transformation of the Company to three pillars of growth:
infrastructure, energy and water. This change was reinforced in
2005 through an innovative positioning strategy based upon the
orientation of these businesses towards sustainable development
with a strong global vocation. This profound transformation was
also possible thanks to an enormous investment effort, a decided
commitment to innovation and the social commitment to create
ACCIONA's positioning as a pioneer in development and
sustainability expresses its capacity to respond to the challenge
of achieving sustainable development across all its business areas.
One of ACCIONA's specific commitments is to reduce gradually its
climate footprint and lead the transition to a low-carbon economy.
As such, ACCIONA's activities and businesses avoided the emission
of a total of 11 million tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere in 2010,
which was 31% more than in the previous year.
Mr Javier Leno Granda