The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has consequently been giving Gamesa a central role in its awareness raising campaign in favor of a regulatory environment that would encourage the industry’s development. The campaign shows examples of specific local factory workers and highlights the transformations the setting up of these plants has brought about in their local communities, bringing back economic activity to depressed industrial areas.
Gamesa’s Fairless Hills plant in Pennsylvania provides two of the campaign’s three main examples through the experiences of a male and a female worker who become the personification of the slogan "Real people, real jobs. Clean Energy”.
The campaign has been taking up key spaces in the country’s main mass media and public spaces since April. Among these spaces, it is worth mentioning the Washington D.C. subway, as well as the Washington Post, CNN.com, along with specific Capitol Hill publications and Pennsylvania daily newspapers.
It is highly significant that the AWEA should place a non-US operator at the core of this campaign. This gives us an idea of Gamesa’s local involvement in the United States and the recognition it has gained as regards the positive effects it has generated.
Gamesa selected by the FTSE4Good Index Series for the fifth year in a row
Effective September 18th 2009, Gamesa confirms constituency for the fifth year in a row in the selective FTSE4Good Index series, which lists the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.
Created in 2001 by the London Stock Exchange and the Financial Times, FTSE4Good Index Series is a series of benchmark and tradable indices for socially responsible investors, designed to identify companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards and to facilitate investment in those companies. Transparent management and criteria alongside the FTSE brand make FTSE4Good the index of choice for the creation of Socially Responsible Investment products throughout its 40 license holders worldwide.
FTSE4Good Index Series cover 23 markets and over 2.000 potential eligible companies in a global market, and more specifically, the UK, European regions, Japan and US markets. To be included in the indices, companies need to demonstrate that they work towards environmental sustainability, develop positive relationships with stakeholders, counter bribery and corruption, and finally uphold and support universal human rights. All companies in the FTSE4Good constituent universe indices are reviewed using the FTSE4Good Inclusion criteria by an independent Committee of experts from the fields of corporate responsibility, fund management, academics and business community.
Inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series represents recognition of the efforts carried out by Gamesa in the sustainability field, together with other achievements such as the inclusion in Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes DJSI World and DJSI STOXX, Ethibel Sustainability Index, SB20, KLD Global Climate 100 Index, Global Challenges Index, Cleantech Indices and Standard & Poors Global Clean Energy Index among others. Thus, Gamesa is one of the leading worldwide companies in Corporate Responsibility performance and Sustainable Development.
Gamesa is a company specializing in sustainable energy technologies, mainly wind power. Gamesa is the market leader in Spain and is positioned among the most important wind generator manufacturers in the world with a cumulative market share of 14%.
Gamesa has installed more than 16,000 MW of wind energy around the world. The annual equivalent of this production amounts to more than 3.4 million tons of petroleum (TEP) per year and prevents the emission into the atmosphere of over 24 million tons of CO2 a year.
The company has production centers located in Europe, China and the United States with an international workforce of around 7,000 employees.