Acknowledgement of projects, initiatives, indices, rankings and ratings

The acknowledgements and recognition of ACCIONA in some of the world's most reputable sustainability indices and project awards.

Subsidiary Coleman Rail was awarded the Rail Track Association Australia Diversity Award 2020. The RTAA seeks to recognise and acknowledge members who meet standards of excellence in the promotion of diverse and inclusive workforces within their organisation.

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing was awarded with an ENR (Engineering News-Record) 2020 Global Best Projects Award. The Toowoomba project’s core values of collaboration, accountability, commitment, respect and trust are exemplified throughout the entire workforce and mirrored within the community. The ENR Global Best Projects Award focuses on the challenges, risks and rewards of designing and constructing in other countries.

Subsidiary Coleman Rail was recognised for its excellence in promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, winning the Workforce Diversity Award at the Australasian Rail Industry Awards. Coleman Rail has been described as having a strong and dedicated diversity program for women, young people, veterans, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and more. Coleman Rail challenged the traditional views of the rail industry and its commitment to diversity was supported by parent company ACCIONA.

The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing team's 2020 International Road Federation (IRF) Global Road Achievement Awards project submission was distinguished as the winner in the Environmental Mitigation Category. It is the second time ACCIONA has taken out this esteemed award, after Brisbane’s Legacy Way Tunnel won and IRF award for Environmental Excellence in 2014.

Subsidiary Coleman Rail and ACCIONA Construction Australia employees on the Southern Program Alliance, with their Initial Works Package was named one of the winners at the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards in the Victorian Category. The awards recognise Australia’s top engineering projects and the engineering teams behind them.

Coleman Rail won the 2020 CCF SA Earth Awards in the $2m-$5m project value category. The annual Earth Awards recognise civil construction companies who have been involved in a project which has excelled in the following areas: project & construction management, innovation, people development & training, quality, safety, environment and stakeholders.

ACCIONA, alongside the consortium comprising Hitachi Zosen – INOVA (HZI), Masdar/Tribe Infrastructure Group and John Laing, received an award for its role as sponsor of the East Rockingham Waste-to-Energy Plant in Australia, by IJ Global, a leading financial publication for the energy and infrastructure markets. This is the company’s first capital investment in a project of this type.

ACCIONA won two awards at the 13th Global LearnX Live! Awards. In a dual submission with Safetrac, the online training module was announced a Platinum winner for Best Learning & Development Project in two categories: Health & Safety Training and Compliance Training.

The Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway project team was awarded for their efforts in protecting the local environment, particularly waterways, during construction. The Waka Kotai NZ Transport Agency project has won the project category of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Excellence Awards, which celebrates innovation and outstanding achievement in the industry.

ACCIONA has been recognised by The Asset, a leading financial publication that specialises in issuance and investors in Asia, for its role as sponsor of the waste-to-energy plant project in East Rockingham, Western Australia.

Pacifico, the ACCIONA-Ferrovial Harwood Bridge JV Team has received an Award for Excellence in the Infrastructure Projects Category at the 2019 State Awards for the NSW Branch of the Concrete Institute of Australia. The new bridge spans 1.5 kilometres over the Clarence River at Harwood and will be the highest and longest crossing in the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade.

The awards range from technical innovation to community relations and project management, demonstrating the combined expertise and experience of the two companies. The projects are the recently-completed Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads Pacific Highway Upgrade, and the under-construction new bridge over the Clarence River at Harwood. The seven awards are: Innovative Alignment Design – Winner for Business Excellence, Successful Use of BIM in Construction – Winner for Business Technology, Fauna Drop Down Structures – Winner for Sustainability, Plant-Tracker – Winner for Business Technology, Activities Planner Scaled Mock-up – Winner for Project Management, Community Open Day – Winner for Community Contribution, Excellence in Leadership – Winner for HR Management.

Asking the provocative question: “What if the smartest decision was to invest in the planet?”, ACCIONA’s striking films generated almost 1.5 million views with a view rate of 44.5% and video completion rate of 16.5%. Judges’ comments: “Because the content was so emotive, you wanted to watch it all the way through to the end. You could see it was part of an integrated campaign and there was a great ongoing experience when you clicked through to the landing page as well. Great job!”

Pacifico, an ACCIONA and Ferrovial JV, has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner for Sustainability and Business Innovation in The Australian Business Awards 2017. Pacifico picked up 5 awards across the two categories including: Business Innovation (Digitalised e-Access), Business Innovation (e-Plant Management Solutions), Business Innovation (Indigenous Traineeship), Business Innovation (Smart Zone Radar) and Sustainability (Giant Barred Frog).

ACCIONA has received another award for its Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project, this time as the “Best Road Project” Gold category. The recognition came from Partnerships Events, a benchmark entity in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) at world level which awards one of the most important prizes in the field of Public-Private Partnerships.

Coleman Rail was one of the contractors awarded the Australian Construction Achievement Award for the delivery of the Regional Rail Link. Regional Rail Link was delivered through six work packages, consisting of three alliances, two design and construct contracts and one Metro Trains Melbourne Franchisee.

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia named Legacy Way Tunnel “Project of the Year 2015” for “changing Australia’s approach to tunnelling projects”.

The Asia Pacific “PPP Deal of the Year” award went to ACCIONA, as part of the Altrac consortium that is building the Sydney Light Rail project. The prize recognises the project as the leading public-private initiative in the region.

ACCIONA was the recipient of the prestigious “Road Deal of the Year” prize awarded by Project Finance International for Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, as the most outstanding highway project in the Asia-Pacific region in 2015.

Sydney Light Rail named “Best Project Finance Deal” in Australia & New Zealand at the 2015 Finance Asia Achievement Awards.

ACCIONA won the 2015 “Best Road Deal of the Year” in Asia Pacific Region award from IJ Global, a leading publication specialising in infrastructure and project finance, for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC), a AUD$1.6 Billion highway that will relieve traffic through Toowoomba, in the state of Queensland, Australia.

ACCIONA, as part of the Altrac consortium for the construction of the AUD$2.1 Billion Sydney Light Rail Project, received the 2015 “Asia Pacific PPP deal of the year” award from Infrastructure Investor Magazine, a recognised infrastructure finance and global investment publication.

ACCIONA’s Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project in Queensland, Australia, has won the Silver Award for Best Transport Project at the inaugural edition of the Partnerships Bulletin PPP Awards in Sydney.

Legacy Way named Winner of the International Road Federation (IRF) Environmental Mitigation category at the 2014 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards (GRAA).

Legacy Way Named Winner of the major tunnelling project of the year (over $500 million) at the International Tunnelling Awards 2013.

ACCIONA Australia announced winner of the prestigious Brisbane Lord Mayor’s 2012 Award for “Business Innovation”.

ACCIONA maintains its world-leading position in sustainability reporting according to EcoAct's "State of Sustainability Reporting" report, which compares the performance of large global companies in the fight against climate change. The company ranks sixth worldwide and second in the Ibex-35.


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