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Aqualia joins the #CEOForDiversity initiative to promote equity and inclusion in companies

  • Aqualia joins the #CEOForDiversity initiative to promote equity and inclusion in companies
    Félix Parra, CEO of the company.
  • Félix Parra, CEO of Aqualia, has signed up the #CEOPorLaDiversidad alliance, a pioneering initiative in Europe led by Adecco Foundation and CEOE Foundation, to unify companies and the people who direct them around the values ​​of diversity, equity and inclusion. 
  • Aqualia is the only end to end water cycle operator that is part of this alliance, made up of 70 senior executives from companies such as Iberdrola, Naturgy, CaixaBank, BBVA, Santalucía Insurances, Ikea, El Corte Inglés, Mahou San Miguel, Saint-Gobain , Philips, Nestlé, Melia Hotels International and Renault Group, among others 
  • As a result of this alliance, #CEOPorLaDiversidad has prepared the "Guide to accelerate the implementation of diversity strategies in the company"

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Aqualia
Aqualia is the water management company owned by the citizen services group FCC (51%) and by the Australian ethical fund IFM Investors (49%). Aqualia is Europe's fourth largest private water company in terms of population served.

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Aqualia joins the second edition of the #CEOPorlaDiversidad alliance, led by Adecco Foundation and CEOE Foundation, to accelerate the development of strategies that contribute to business excellence, talent competitiveness in Spain and the reduction of inequality and social segregation.

Aqualia is the only integral water cycle operator that takes part in this pioneering initiative throughout Europe. Félix Parra, CEO of the company, has signed this alliance, which has a total of 70 male and female directors of the main companies in our country. Iberdrola, Naturgy, CaixaBank, BBVA, Santalucía Insurances, Ikea, El Corte Inglés, Mahou San Miguel, Saint-Gobain, Philips, Nestlé, Melia Hotels International and Renault Group are some of the companies that support #CEOPorlaDiversidad.

In this new edition of the alliance, formed in 2019, the 70 members commit themselves for going deeper in their politics and strategies for diversity, equity and inclusion, incorporating the alliance model and looking for synergies between the different companies. After the elaboration of theGuide to accelerate the implementation of strategies for diversity in the company”, this alliance will tackle strategic issues that concern operational teams and diversity committees of the member companies. Some of the topics that will be addressed are inclusive communication, selection and leadership, the aging of the labour market, the inclusion of people with disabilities, the inequality of women or the strategies to create “diversity friendly” brands.

The adherence to #CEOPorlaDiversidad initiative is part of the sensitization and awareness actions that Aqualia directs to its stakeholders, in order to involve them in the transformation processes required to face social challenges and problems. In this sense, within its social responsibility policy, Aqualia is committed with diversity and has collaborated for 10 years with the Adecco Foundation to put its grain of sand in the common project for achieving a better society, aligned with the 2030 Agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Along these lines, the company has recently renewed its commitment to the Diversity Charter for the 2021-2023 period, a european charter of principles, that confirms Aqualia's commitment with diversity and its contribution for the inclusiveness in the workplace.

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