At Siemens Gamesa, our commitment to society is genuine and permanent. Wealth creation and improved quality of life in the communities where we operate is a constant goal of our commercial activity, supplemented by socioeconomic development through our many non-business channels.
When it comes to the planning of our wind energy projects, the involvement of interested parties in the decision-making process is carried out by the public authorities. Various stakeholders can take part depending on the mechanisms established in each country.
Once the most appropriate infrastructure has been chosen, the views of the communities affected by it are taken into account through a consultation process, which varies depending on the country and type of facility in question. Many of these processes, including environmental impact studies for facilities, are governed and conditioned by the granting of building and operation permits.
During the planning and performance of these actions, Siemens Gamesa carries out preliminary consultations. We keep active channels of dialogue open with the communities and interested parties affected in order to identify and address their concerns or interests.
Siemens Gamesa’s relationship with the community is guided at all times by the following principles:
- Awareness of social change. If we understand how the needs of society in general are evolving, we can anticipate future demands in the environment.
- Systematic, fluid and truthful information. This will create a climate of trust and credibility.
- Respect for the environment by complying with prevailing legislation and collaborating in the environment’s conservation and improvement.
- Job creation by leading new competitive business developments.
- Providing support for the development of disadvantaged groups and sectors.
- Supporting research to raise the scientific and technological level of our environment, as well as promoting the use of technologies and other actions which are respectful to the environment.
- Collaborating with other institutions and groups for the community’s improvement and development.
- Establishing relationships with public authorities based on institutional respect and compliance with the law.
Training indigenous women in the region of Gujarat, India and empowering them economically through agricultural microcredits. In conjunction with the Juan Bonal Foundation, 100 local women deemed to be in a precarious situation and/or suffering a severe risk of social exclusion are being provided with the knowledge and tools needed to work arable land.
In conjunction with Bal Vikas India, this is a project to build a kindergarten to care for the village’s children while their parents work. The idea is to make it easier for parents to remain employed while their children get their first taste of education as well as being cared for and safe.
Youngsters from India’s rural areas are taking part in this new edition of a Siemens Gamesa program implemented in conjunction with Krida Vikas Sanstha Nagpur to hone their sporting skills at a soccer training campus. At the same time, they are being shown how to care for the environment and taught good eating habits.
This is being carried out in conjunction with Coordenaçao Regional das Obras de Promoçao Humana (CROPH). It is aimed at fostering technological literacy by opening free centers where teenagers at risk of exclusion can develop their computer skills.
Fostering healthy lifestyles among young people from Unión Hidalgo in the Isthmus of Oaxaca Region of Mexico. In collaboration with CESAL, this project will foster better community health, which has a positive impact on overall quality of life.
Fostering the economic sustainability of the Nossa Senhora do Amparo mothers group by sustaining the activities of a printing school, thereby generating jobs and resources for economically vulnerable women.
This is the first gene bank for Iberian birds of prey. In its most recent report, the European Environment Agency warns of ongoing biodiversity loss in Europe. Siemens Gamesa is collaborating on a project backed by the FIEB for the creation of the first national gene bank for Iberian species, a tool designed to help their conservation.