The company will work together with the Spanish Association of Women in Energy (AEMENER) to enhance the role of women in the energy sector through training.
The agreement focuses on three main objectives that seek to promote different initiatives that help position and elevate female talent in areas such as technology, science, mathematics and engineering.
X-ELIO has a strong commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and through this agreement, they will drive new goals linked to SDG 5 on gender equality and female empowerment.
Madrid, 22 September 2021. – X-ELIO, a leading global company specialising in the development, operation and maintenance of sustainable energy projects, has signed a collaboration agreement with AEMENER (Spanish Association of Women in Energy) focused on promoting the role of women in the energy sector and, specifically, in the field of renewable energies. Through this agreement, both companies will focus on three specific objectives: promoting knowledge and training among women of different age ranges in terms of projects, initiatives and new developments in the sector; the development of different collaboration tools and activities; and the coordination and organisation of different forums to continue to position the role of women in this sector.
This new initiative highlights X-ELIO’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and, specifically, to SDG 5 based on gender equality and female empowerment. The energy company shares interests and objectives with this association created in 2017, as both firms seek to ensure that the presence of women in all companies in the sector is balanced and for their teams to be diverse and equal. Thus, the main objective of this non-profit collaboration is based on promoting the female vocation in areas that currently have a much higher male presence, such as technology, science, mathematics and engineering.
This partnership has been developed within the framework of the “X-ELIO Agora Thrive” initiative, where collaborating volunteers, own employees from the firm, seek for actions, alliances and programmes to promote diversity, inclusion, communication and talent, both internally and externally in the firm.
This action has been specifically developed under the umbrella of the Diversity & Inclusion team, whose group sponsor is the CFO of X-ELIO, David Diaz. Congratulations to the entire team, headed by two representatives with great dedication, Sara Rodríguez and Sandra Pinillos.
“To be able to collaborate with AEMENER in this innovative and exciting training project is a challenge for us and we are very proud to participate in this initiative. Companies in the sector must be the main promoters of gender equality in the field of renewable energies. There is a lot of female talent in the sector and it is our responsibility to promote it. At X-ELIO we are convinced that together we will achieve great progress in this regard, which will allow us to continue positioning Spanish companies in the sector as world leaders”.David Díaz, CFO at X-ELIO
“With the signing of this agreement we reach the 30 signed agreements in AEMENER, which undoubtedly represents a further step towards achieving diversity and having, between all of us, the essential tools that enable it to become a reality in the energy sector”.Carmen Becerril, President of AEMENER
X-ELIO (www.X-ELIO.com) is a company specializing in the development, construction, financing and operation of solar plants and sustainable energy development with a global presence in Europe, the United States, Latin America, Japan and Australia. The firm has 16 years of experience with more than 2.6 GW built. In 2020, it achieved more than 300 million euros in revenues. The group is a world leader in renewable and sustainable energy, with a strong commitment to greenhouse gas reduction and the fight against climate change.
AEMENER is the first Spanish Association of Women in Energy, founded with the aim of collaborating to make gender equality a reality, as referred to in Sustainable Development Goal 5 of the United Nations. Their mission is to ensure that the presence of women in all areas of the company is balanced and that the teams are diverse, through the promotion of female vocations in the areas of technology, science, mathematics and engineering. Helping employability by strengthening the presence of women in the energy sector at all levels, especially those with the greatest difficulties; and encouraging women in the promotion and development of their professional careers in the energy
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