Sustainability, the Environment, and Climate Change


For Abengoa, sustainable development is something that goes beyond a mere commitment, for sustainability is a fundamental part of the strategic approach to company activities. Abengoa gears its businesses towards environmental sustainability through a policy of ongoing reduction of the environmental footprint of company activities. Abengoa upholds a commitment to conducting its business around the struggle against climate change; however, sustainability not only is the cornerstone of the company’s business, but rather has a presence in business evolution itself.

Abengoa applies innovative solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environmental sectors. The company is dedicated to intensive activity, building and operating concentrating solar power plants, producing first-generation bioethanol in different places around the world today, building and operating desalination plants for generating drinking water on four continents, recycling industrial waste in many different countries, and driving forward smart systems to increase efficiency and savings in power grid projects and transportation networks.

Abengoa also has an Integrated Sustainability Management System made up of a range of tools to ensure thorough and reliable measurement of the global impact of its activity to establish objectives for change and improvement. The main tools of this system are the following: on the one hand, the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory, and, on the other, the Environmental Sustainability Indicator (ESI) System and the GRI Indicator System.

Abengoa’s aim is thus to both guarantee the sustainability of its products and services, and ensure that sustainability is assured, measured and validated using instruments that are transparent and recognized by the market and by society at large..



We align the sustainable approach to our businesses with the sustainable manner in which we conduct our business