Human Resource Vision and Management

Abengoa’s true competitive edge is found in its people, who, through their preparation, effort and dedication, contribute the excellence that helps the company to stand out for its results and achievements.

Human resource policies emphasize the importance of pursuing and creating ideal conditions for employees’ personal and professional growth, embracing the development of talent as a key factor in achieving excellence in performance.

Commitment, drive, initiative, and effort are the key principles to which Abengoa’s professionals adhere.



Adherence to the Global Compact and Observance of Universal Declarations

In 2002, Abengoa signed up to the United Nations Business Leadership Global Compact. This commitment entails, on the one hand, supporting and upholding the protection of human rights; and, on the other, in the area of labor rights, implies eliminating any and all forms of discrimination in employment and occupation, and all forms of forced or compulsory labor; effectively abolishing child labor; and supporting freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

Abengoa integrates these principles into the company’s labor practices and aligns the professional conduct of its employees with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its protocols.


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 Policy on Labor-Related Social Responsibility and Human Resources

In accordance with the social responsibility commitments acquired through adherence to the United Nations Global Compact and those derived from the company’s own Code of Conduct, Abengoa has undertaken a policy on labor-related social responsibility consisting of the integration of a management system inspired by the international SA8000 model, which assures ongoing improvement in the company’s social performance, and whose commitments are the following:

  • Integrating labor-related social responsibility management into corporate business strategy.
  • Guaranteeing compliance with legal regulations in force and any other commitments undertaken in this area. Promoting the principles of the Global Compact in the company’s sphere of action: partners, suppliers, and contractors.
  • Promoting and fostering the personal and professional development of the people who make up the Abengoa organization through the creation of ideal working conditions and the promotion of ongoing training.
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting the most qualified individuals, regardless of race, religion, color, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, nationality, or physical or mental disability.
  • Ensuring appropriate preventive culture in accordance with the policy on Occupational Risk Prevention. Creating the conditions necessary to facilitate employees’ personal-professional life balance.
  • Assessing and reviewing company social performance, informing thereon in a transparent manner, and establishing programs for continuous improvement.

This policy was extended to include all Abengoa companies over the course of 2010. 5.3






Abengoa’s true Competitive Edge is found in its People