Creating economic, social and environmental value

Community outreach

Milestones 2016 

  • Development of volunteering initiatives in line with the company’s values, in social, environmental, cultural, sporting, leisure and free time aspects.
  • Donation of €100,000 to Cáritas to help cover the basic needs of the most disadvantaged groups.
  • Participation in the 8th edition of the Give and Gain Day of the corporate volunteering initiative, an initiative promoted by Forética.
  • Participation in the Company Solidarity Day, an initiative promoted by the NGO Cooperación Internacional.
  • Agreement with the food bank of the Red Cross to collaborate in the campaign to gather toys and items for children from all over Spain.

Lines of progress 2017

  • Launch of the solidarity cent campaign as a driver for innovative management in the Enagás corporate volunteer programme.
  • Strengthen the commitments to raise awareness about gender violence gained by training aimed at female victims of gender violence.
  • Initiatives aimed at the employability of vulnerable groups.
  • Maintain voluntary initiatives regarding health-care (children, the elderly and people with disabilities).
  • Encouraging the value of teamwork through team cohesion initiatives, new areas.
  • Maintain our presence in initiatives such as Give and Gain Day (Forética) and Company Solidarity Day.

Enagás, through its activities in developing, operating and maintaining gas infrastructures, reinforces and guarantees the security of the energy supply, and fosters the use of natural gas instead of other, more polluting fossil fuels, such as oil or coal. 

What is more, natural gas is of great importance to improving competitiveness as it allows efficient industrial technologies to be introduced that improve both the intensity of energy use and the industry's competitiveness, thereby creating direct and indirect jobs.

Reduction of the dependence on more polluting fossil fuels

In both pipeline construction and pipeline routing surveys, Enagás takes great care over measures to minimise the impact on local flora and fauna. As far as possible, the company also avoids laying pipelines through private land, though in the case of Spain, where there is a large number of private properties per kilometre of pipeline (15 on average), it is essential to apply a regulated procedure that affords transparency in the undertaking of infrastructures and equality before the law for all Spanish citizens.

This procedure involves public information and consultation with all affected parties. Compensation is established through a scale of standard rates based on the nature of the property and crops. Any persons subject to forced expropriation who do not agree with the compensation offered may appeal, at no cost, to the regional expropriation court, which will determine the fair price payable. 

The objective of Enagás' social investment is to contribute to the social and economic development of local communities, giving priority to those regions in which we operate, through sustainable social action models.

Through dialogue and collaboration with stakeholders, we maximised the positive social impact of our initiatives, whether through volunteering, sponsorships, patronage or donations. 

Social investment

Each year the company prepares the Social Action Plan, which includes details of all the planned initiatives, containing sufficient information to enable the impact of the project to be monitored and subsequently assessed. The procedure for managing sponsorships, patronage and donations establishes the criteria for the reception, approval and follow-up of collaboration requests (financial contributions).

 

Enagás’ Corporate Volunteering Programme “En nuestras manos” (In Our Hands)

Enagás employees participate in the company's corporate volunteering programme “En nuestras manos” (In Our Hands), giving up their time and bringing their skills and talent. 

The company also has a Volunteer Portal, a platform that strengthens and extends the existing programme. It encompasses special days organised by the company as well as over 1,200 national and international collaboration opportunities, both face-to-face and virtual, put forward by NGOs.

In 2016, the corporate volunteering programme also included specific initiatives aimed at enhancing the employability of people at risk of social exclusion, along with others aimed at boosting team cohesion at Enagás. Furthermore, we addressed issues relating to environmental protection, health, social welfare, economic development, education and youth, all of which attracted a high level of involvement on the part of our employees.

In 2016, we carried out 15 initiatives, in which 223 employees dedicated a total of 1,475 working hours. This required an investment of €162,739 by the company to cover programme management costs.

 

For further information,
please visit the Social
Action Strategy on the
company’s website

Employees who took part
in corporate volunteering initiatives

Empleados participantes en iniciativas de voluntariado

Hours devoted to
volunteering initiatives

Horas dedicadas a iniciativas de voluntariado
 
Sponsorship, patronage and donations

Enagás collaborates in social projects through sponsorships (institutional activities), patronage (social and cultural activities and initiatives) and donations.

In 2016 financial contributions amounting to €2M were distributed as follows:

Areas of contribution
Areas of contribution

Of the donations carried out in 2016, our collaboration with Cáritas, for the fifth year in a row, should be highlighted. This donation is part of Enagás’ social action policy, which aims to collaborate with projects that make a difference to people's welfare, particularly that of the most disadvantaged.

Furthermore, we made in-kind donations of all IT equipment, mobile phones and discontinued promotional material estimated at a value of €30,000.