On September 21st, the II Edition of the ESG Awards of the Innicia Network took place at Caixa Forum (Madrid). The awards ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, who received the first award for his ‘Institutional commitment to governance and sustainability’.
In addition to the 52 social entities that make up the Innicia Network, the event was attended by companies, associations and institutions that have demonstrated their commitment to the environment, governance and social awareness this year.
The Innicia Network aims to pool resources for the development of common innovative actions and projects that respond to the needs of society. In this second edition of its awards, it presented five major awards and seven recognitions to both public and private entities for their contribution and support in ESG.
The five major awards were given to José Luis Martínez-Almeida, Mayor of Madrid; CaixaBank through Obra Social la Caixa; Yoigo, for its project “Pienso, luego actúo”; Asociación Another Way, for its Innovative Triple Impact Initiative during the Another Way Film Festival; and, finally, B Lab Spain, as a transformative social entity.
ARQUIMEA received one of the seven awards for its social commitment to the communities in which it operates. Other companies such as Accenture, FREEMAP, Grupo VASS and SLEEP’N Atocha also received awards.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, ARQUIMEA has promoted prevention through early detection of COVID-19, performing more than one million tests. And although the number of infections has dropped considerably in the last year, the elderly or those with previous pathologies continue to have difficulties in coping with the infection.
For this reason, during 2023, ARQUIMEA has donated around 80,000 antigen tests to different associations to facilitate their work, improving prevention and thus reducing the risk of infection among the most vulnerable groups.
The Spanish technology company has collaborated with Red Innicia, Plena Inclusión, Asociación Lares, and Bastón de Oro to reduce the number of infections both in homes and day centers for the elderly and among people with disabilities. It has also helped SEREM Emergencias and the Spanish Multiple Sclerosis Association in the early detection of the presence of the virus among their patients at greatest risk. It has also supported the RETO Association and the Valora Foundation in the prevention of COVID-19 in socially excluded people.
“Over the past few years, we have worked to ensure a safe environment and promote prevention through early detection of COVID-19. Therefore, we are proud to support associations such as Red Innicia and the most vulnerable groups in the prevention of COVID-19” stated Nicolás Muñoz, operations manager of ARQUIMEA Healthcare.