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Madrid hosts the tenth edition of What Really Matters Congress

Madrid hosts the tenth edition of What Really Matters Congress

Last November 25, Madrid held the tenth edition of What Really Matters Congress at the Municipal Palace of Congresses. The attendance was a complete success and a crowded auditorium enjoyed the assistance of four distinguished speakers: Jaime Garrastazu, cofounder and Marketing manager at Pompeii; Jorge Font, eight times waterskiing disable world champion; Kyle Maynard, champion with disability in wrestling; and Paco Arango, president of Aladina Foundation and film director, screen-writer and producer. What Really Matters (WRM) is a foundation that seeks to promote the development and the diffusion of universal human, ethical and moral values to the public essentially through the development of cultural activities. Its main activities include national and international congresses, national and international volunteering, talks for companies or publication of books, among others. The Group made up of Gonvarri Steel Services, GRI Renewable Industries y Gestamp Renewables, is conscious of the importance of these values for the development of corporate culture and pride of belonging and long ago established a collaboration with the Foundation....
Gestamp Renewables confirms its commitment with CSR with its third Sustainability Report

Gestamp Renewables confirms its commitment with CSR with its third Sustainability Report

After the reports of Gestamp Solar and Gestamp Wind, Gestamp Biomass has launched its first Sustainability Report as part of its commitment with the ethic, transparency and sustainable development. The report gathers the most relevant information of 2014, from a triple aspect: – Performance. Information about the company, its organization and how does it understand sustainability. – People. Information about the best work practices, how it is boost the talent or realized a monitoring on safety and health areas. – Planet. Gestamp Biomass contribution in those places where it carries out its activity through the social action and its relationship with administrations and local communities; taking into account all the related to the environment management and the company’s contribution in the mitigation of climate change. All the information of the report has been elaborated under the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines in its 3.1 version and has been externally checked by the independent firm Ernst & Young (EY), what implies, together with the rest of the reports, a reinforcement of the dialogue with its groups of interest introducing in a transparent and verified way the main results, initiatives and commitments of the company.  ...
Gestamp Solar, the first European photovoltaic developer that connects a project in Japan

Gestamp Solar, the first European photovoltaic developer that connects a project in Japan

FIRST SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2014 In 2014, three new projects, two in South Africa and one in Puerto Rico, with a total of 36.7 MW have been completed. In 2015, the company will reinforce its activity in Japan, and will expand its business into new markets such as Central America and Middle East, with four projects totaling 108.4 MW. Madrid, May 14, 2015. Gestamp Solar, the photovoltaic solar energy division of Gestamp Renewables, has been the European photovoltaic developer that connects a project in Japan, one of the strategic objectives for 2015, according to the first Sustainability Report published by the company. The company has a set of 55 solar farms in operation in 2014 in Spain, Peru, Puerto Rico, USA, Italy, France and South Africa, including both own and managed for third parties. Its priority is to continue growing in a sustainable and profitable manner. In 2014, the company began the construction of four new projects, one in Honduras, one in Kuwait and two in Japan, one of which is the Fukuroda plant in Japan, connected in early 2015. The innovative project “Kishoa” in Mexico is emphasized among the activities of the past year. This projects allows, thanks to an innovative software, a simple analysis to assess the profitability of installing photovoltaic power generation systems in homes and small businesses. High Quality Employement Additionally, 89% of employees have permanent contracts and health and safety of employees and subcontractors are a key aspect in the development of the company. Finally, it is highlighted that in 2014 the rate of accidents among professionals has been zero. On the other hand, conservation...
Gestamp Wind avoided the emission of more than 464,000 tons of CO2 to the atmosphere

Gestamp Wind avoided the emission of more than 464,000 tons of CO2 to the atmosphere

 II SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2014 In 2014 Noblesfontein, its first wind farm in South Africa, with an installed capacity of 73.8 MW, which represents an investment of over 120 million euros, started operating. The company is building 17 wind farms in Poland, Belgium, Brazil, Turkey and Mexico. Madrid, May 12, 2015. Gestamp Wind, wind power subsidiary of Gestamp Renewables, has avoided the emission of more than 464,000 tons of CO2, thanks to its more than 540MW of clean energy installed. Counting on the new wind farms that have come into operation in 2015, the company, specialized in the development, construction and operation of wind farms, has reached a total of 650 MW, according to its second Sustainability Report. The environment is a strategic factor and therefore the company considers the environmental impact of its wind farms at all stages: from planning, design, construction, and operation to decommissioning. It also contributes to the fight against climate change Last year, Gestamp Wind was present in 9 countries with 21 operating wind farms located in Spain, Turkey, Brazil, USA, Puerto Rico and South Africa. Its priority is to continue growing in a sustainable and profitable manner, so in 2014 it began the construction of eighteen wind farms, that includes a farm in Poland, two in Belgium, thirteen in Brazil, two in Turkey and two mini hydraulic in Mexico. More than half started operating in early 2015. In 2014, initiatives that reinforce the commitment to human rights in the supply chain, formally including clauses on acceptance and compliance processes and supplier approval were carried out. High Quality Employment The Sustanability Report also emphasizes that...
Gestamp Wind introduces its first Sustainability Report in South Africa

Gestamp Wind introduces its first Sustainability Report in South Africa

The Noblesfontein Wind farm has been successfully developed and became operational in July 2014 Gestamp Group  opened the biggest wind tower factory in Africa in Atlantis on the 5th of November 2014 Gestamp Wind is participating in Round 4 of the REIPP programme with a further wind project. (Madrid, 6 th November, 2014) Dionisio Fernandez, CEO of Gestamp Wind said “We have strong confidence in the South African REIPP programme despite temporary delays in the Round 3 closing and the announcement of Round 4 . The group is continuing with its projects and investments in South Africa by opening the biggest wind tower factory on the African continent this month”. Gestamp Wind is the only integrated player that is supplying both wind energy and industrial manufacturing components to South Africa, testament to its long term confidence and commitment to the REIPP programme in South Africa. Mr. Fernandez added “with this investment South Africa does not need to import any further steel towers for its Renewable Energy Programme and demonstrates that we have been effective in assisting the South African government with fulfilling one of the key objectives of the programme, which is establishing local manufacturing facilities, job creation and transfer of skills in South Africa. Gestamp Wind launched its world-wide sustainability report 2013 in South Africa today, which showcases the Noblesfontein Wind Farm socio economic and enterprise development project as the model to be implemented world-wide. Through the Noblesfontein Educational Trust the company trained 36 learners in electrical, electronic and plumbing skills in a 3 year programme, while the Noblesfontein Enterprise Development Trust established SMME businesses in security, birds...
Gonvarri Steel Services is committed to transparency and sustainable development

Gonvarri Steel Services is committed to transparency and sustainable development

First Sustainability report of Gonvarri Steel Services It has created a distributed economic value of 1,270 million euros in Spain and Portugal. 96% of its staff in Spain and Portugal has a permanent contract. Since 2006, the number of accidents with medical leave has decreased by 83.3%.   Madrid, 22 October 2014. Gonvarri Steel Services Península Ibérica (GSS Spain and Portugal), leader in the Spanish and Portuguese sector of steel service centers has launched its first Sustainability Report (for the 2013 financial year). The information in this report complies with the requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative for its A+ application level and it has been externally reviewed by an independent auditing firm. GSS Spain and Portugal contributes to the creation of wealth in local communities. During 2013, GSS has generated a distributed economic value of 1,270 million euros and the creation of local employment, among others. In relation to employment in GSS Spain and Portugal, the great stability of its staff (96% of the 1,188 workers have a permanent contract) and the good results in health and safety matters at its facilities must be highlighted. Since 2006, the company has reduced the number of accidents with medical leave by 83.3% and by 82% for absenteeism due to accidents at work. The company has eleven steel service centers located in Spain and Portugal and four business lines with steel products. GSS supplies to different sectors such as the automotive, the industry, the road safety and the solar structure sectors. Its production capacity is 4.2 million tons of steel per year. Jon Riberas, Executive President of Gonvarri Steel Services confirms...