Acciona, main sponsor of the Spanish Golf Open

The infrastructure and renewable energy management company is committed to one of the most powerful tournaments of the European Tour on Spanish soil.

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ACCIONA, a world leader in the provision of regenerative solutions for a decarbonized economy, has become the main sponsor of the Spanish Open. The tournament, which will take place from October 7 to 10, 2021 at the Villa de Madrid Country Club, will be renamed ACCIONA Open de España, thus receiving the name of the resilient infrastructure and services and renewable energy company.

This decision also demonstrates ACCIONA's commitment to sport, by joining one of the oldest and most prestigious golf tournaments in the world (it has been held in Spain since 1912 and has been part of the European Tour since 1972). Among the list of historical winners are Arnold Palmer, Severiano Ballesteros, Sergio García, Bernhard Langer, Nick Faldo or Jon Rahm, who repeated victory in the last edition of the tournament, played in 2019. Next October, and after winning his The first major at the US Open, Rahm will return to Club de Campo Villa de Madrid to try to defend his champion crown.

The relationship between Madrid Trophy Promotion SL, the promoter of the Spanish Open, and ACCIONA goes back a long time. For several months, ACCIONA's consultancy has played a key role during the processes of adoption of sustainability criteria to obtain the international ISO 20121 certificate, which responds to the implementation of sustainable measures in all phases of organization of the event, taking into account its environmental, social and economic impact, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) defined in its 2025 Sustainability Master Plan.

The ACCIONA Open de España will be the first event that Madrid Trophy Promotion SL will organize after receiving the ISO 20121 certificate. This seal, awarded by SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance), confirms the company's commitment to defending sustainability, with special emphasis on emphasis on the fight against climate change. A commitment that will become tangible with the implementation of measures so that the tournament has a positive environmental and social impact already from this year's edition.

Gerard Tsobanian, President and CEO of the ACCIONA Open in Spain, has expressed his desire to start this new stage together with ACCIONA: "We have been immersed in a great process of change for a long time to become the benchmark when it comes to organizing neutral sporting events in carbon. ACCIONA, a leading company in the management of sustainable solutions, is the best possible partner for this trip that we will begin next October at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. "

For his part, Joaquín Mollinedo, ACCIONA's general director of Institutional Relations, Communication and Brand, assures: "It is an exciting project since, in addition to having a great partner like Madrid Trophy Promotion and supporting a first-class golf competition, It will allow us to apply all possible solutions to the event so that the activity generated by the tournament has a positive impact on the environment. "

The Spanish Open brought together 31,219 people at the Villa de Madrid Country Club in the 2019 edition, which closed in a fabulous way with the victory of Jon Rahm, with five strokes of margin over the second classified, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, and with a result of 22 under par.

ACCIONA is a global company, leader in the provision of regenerative solutions for a decarbonized economy. Its business offering includes renewable energy, water treatment and management, eco-efficient transport and mobility systems, resilient infrastructures, etc. The company has been carbon neutral since 2016. ACCIONA registered sales of € 6,472 million in 2020 and has a business presence in more than 60 countries.

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