The Group promotes and supports the activities involving the transfer of cultural and technical knowledge in the working areas of the two companies. Like this, we seek two objectives: the knowledge updating of the staff from the organization and providing the company with the best practices and experiences of the regular development of the works entrusted to us by the administrations.
The request, assessment and approval of the different sponsorship proposals received and boosted by Grupo Tragsa through the Regional Offices and Technical Directorates are executed in accordance with an internal procedure.
The Group has sponsored numerous events, ranging from engineering congresses, technical workshops and specialized fairs, to agreements, courses, prizes and publications in different media. We would like to highlight the following initiatives of the year 2010:
Oceana's Gulf of Mexico Expedition
Oceana Latitude Vessel
Oceana's Gulf of Mexico Expedition
By signing an agreement with the OCEANA Foundation, Grupo Tragsa has been one of the sponsors of the "Oceana's Gulf of Mexico Expedition". The object of this expedition, held from August 8th to September 5th, 2010, was to assess the long-term impacts resulting from the accident of the oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, detecting the pollution and identifying the ecosystems affected and those that could be affected if a similar accident took place.
Agreement with the Construction and Wood Foundation (FCM)
Having signed this collaboration agreement in March 12th, 2010, Grupo Tragsa contributes to the observance of the FCM's objectives, highlighting the training in legal, social and labor union issues of the labor union workers and legal representatives of the people working in the construction and wood fields, providing them with a more comprehensive education and improving the communication and the workers' representation as for their labor union tasks.
12th National Congress of Spanish Irrigation Communities
Held from 10th to 14th May in Tarragona, Grupo Tragsa took part in the sponsorship of this congress organized by FENACORE (National Federation of Spanish Irrigation Communities), in which issues regarding the water policy and the sustainability and management of water resources in Spain were discussed.
Poster announcing the 2nd Convention on Climate Change and Sustainability in Spain
Logo for the exhibition “Vía verde Plazaola”
2nd Conference on Climate Change and Sustainability in Spain
Important national event about the environment held from 10th to 12th February in Albacete. It counted on the presence of almost one thousand participants and had an official program, as well as a program of parallel activities for the discussion of initiatives on Climate Change.
Itinerant exhibition "Vía verde Plazaola"
The Group took part as exclusive sponsor in this itinerant exhibition designed by the Plazaola Tourist Consortium on the vía verde (green way) that receives the same name and located in Lekunberri (Navarra), object of several works executed by Tragsa from the year 2001.
4th Grupo Tragsa Award
Fourth Grupo Tragsa's Award for the Sustainable Development of Rural Areas
Grupo Tragsa's Award for the Sustainable Development of Rural Areas is announced every year with the aim of encouraging local actions for the sustainable management of rural areas, preservation of the environment and heritage recovery. The objective is to award original initiatives boosting the improvement and enjoyment of the rural environment. This fourth award, organized by Grupo Tragsa, in collaboration with the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), will carry out the direct execution of the two projects from the awarded municipalities, with a 60,000 € value each:
- Town Council of Villafranza de Córdoba (Córdoba) for the execution of the project called "Guadalquivir viewpoint".
-Town Council of Nuévalos (Zaragoza), for the execution of the project called “Recovery and assessment of the natural environment of River Piedra within the Municipalities of Nuévalos and Ciballa”.
17th International Course on Hydrologic-Forest Restoration, Erosion Control, Fight against Desertification and Management of Hydrographic Basins
Within the scope of the Latin-American Specialized Technical Training Program (PIFTE), this course meets two of the main objectives of the Director Plan of Spanish Cooperation: the training of superior technicians and government employees from the administrations of the countries belonging to the priority region (Latin America), strengthening their structures; and the thematic field of environmental sustainability and the fight against Climate Change, essential for the construction of a social, economic and environmentally sustainable process. This 17th course was held at the CENEAM, Valsaín (Segovia), Madrid, Alicante and Valencia from 15th to 25th November.