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Abengoa recognized for its business management for sustainable development at the Spanish edition of the European Business Awards for the Environment

March 8, 2012

  • The jury highlighted the system for managing greenhouse gas emissions and reduction plans that Abengoa began to implement in 2008.
  • José B. Terceiro, Executive Vice-president of Abengoa, received the award from TRH the Prince and Princess of Asturias.

Seville, March 8, 2012. Abengoa (MCE: ABG), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has won the Spanish edition of the European Business Award for the Environment in the Business Management for Sustainable Development category, for its system for managing greenhouse gas emissions and reduction plans, which the company began to implement in 2008.

José B. Terceiro, Executive Vice-president of Abengoa, received the award, which recognizes different policies, practices, processes and products across every EU business sector that helps to promote economic and social development that does not harm the environment.

The presentation of the 8th edition of the Spanish version of the awards took place today in the auditorium of the Spanish Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in Madrid, in a ceremony presided by Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of Asturias.

The event was also attended by Emilio Lora-Tamayo, President of the CSIC; Javier Salas, President of the Entorno-BCSD España Foundation; Juan-Miguel Villar Mir, President of OHL, and Cristina García-Orcoyen, President of the jury for the awards in Spain.

The European Business Awards for the Environment are organized by the Directorate-General for the Environment of the European Commission. The Spanish edition of the awards are supported by the Entorno-BCSD España Foundation; the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, and sponsored by Grupo OHL. The Spanish award winners go through to the European final, which means that Abengoa will be a candidate for the European version of the event that takes place on May 23 in Brussels.

There are four categories in the awards: business management for sustainable development; product and/or service for sustainable development; process for sustainable development; and international business cooperation for sustainable development. There were a total of 112 candidates for the 8th edition of the awards.

About Abengoa

Abengoa (MCE: ABG) is an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from the sun, producing biofuels, desalinating sea water and recycling industrial waste. (www.abengoa.com)

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