FCC AQUALIA S.A.
AQUALIA is the water management company owned by the citizen services group FCC (51%) and the Australian ethical fund IFM Investors (49%). With close to 30 million people served, it ranks as Europe’s fourth largest private water company (Global Water Intelligence, March 2021) and reported EUR 1,188.3 M of revenue in 2020.
AQUALIA also ranks amongst the world´s top ten and is active in 17 countries: in Europe (Czech Republic, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain), Middle East and North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and United Arab Emirates) as well as Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico).
AQUALIA assumes its responsibility to society and the environment by developing an R&D strategy that focuses on achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), towards water services with adequate and affordable quality (SDG 6). Other SDGs that drive the innovation activity at AQUALIA are improving its energy balance (SDG 7) and decreasing the carbon footprint (SDG 13) through sustainable production and consumption (SDG 12).
AQUALIA supports European policies in the transition to a zero-carbon footprint in a circular economy, developing new smart management tools and sustainable services, participating in more than 10 projects each in the European programmes LIFE and H2020.
Fundación Instituto Tecnológico de Galicia
The Instituto Tecnológico de Galicia (ITG) is a private non-profit foundation based in A Coruña, Spain. The National Technology Center’s goal is to refine the competitive capacity of companies, organizations, and professionals by using the Internet of Things (IoT), Bigdata, Industry 4.0, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and nanotechnology to provide R&D services to industrial, energy, water, environmental and construction sectors.
ITG is officially adhered to the United Nations Global Compact. Its specific activity in the field of R&D and technological innovation has a direct impact on the fulfillment of many of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals: promoting gender equality (SDG 5), developing systems that guarantee clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), promote affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), offer innovative technology to industry (SDG 9), protect the biodiversity of terrestrial ecosystems (SDG 15) and promote sustainable communities and cities (SDG 11).
VANDCENTER SYD AS
VCS Denmark is the third largest water and wastewater company in Denmark. It operates 7 waterworks, 8 wastewater treatment plants and 3400 km of water and wastewater pipeline network. VCS Denmark is known as a frontrunner in the Danish water and wastewater sector and its efforts were recognized at the last Singapore World Water Congress with a Silver Award for Project Innovation. VCS has supplied the city of Odense with clean drinking water since 1853, and as a company, we embody more than 150 years of experience in water supply and wastewater management.
Today, VCS is a modern water and wastewater company with 187 employees, all highly skilled professionals within their field. Through their daily work, our employees have developed hands-on experience with all aspects of water and wastewater management – and in recent years our activities have increasingly incorporated climate adaptation as well. We contribute to the protection and improvement of the aquatic environment and the development of green urban living. VCS has extensive experience in efficient and energy-saving operation of waterworks and wastewater treatment plants, as well as pipeline networks. We share our knowledge through our consultancy services and through customized training programs.
VCS has a strong tradition of innovation, and always tests and applies the most advanced technologies when carrying out our operational tasks within water supply and wastewater treatment. VCS has participated recently in research projects funded by national, EU and WERF (US) programs.
The United Nations´ Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) have set an international agenda for utilities, businesses, and all of society. At VCS Denmark we believe in the necessity of this agenda and we have chosen to incorporate the SDGs into our strategic business plan with particular emphasis on SDG 6, 7, 9, 12 and 14.