Social Action Awards
APM Terminals Barcelona is keen to support its surrounding communities and encourages its employees to play a key role in this partnership. The company's Social Action Awards is a yearly event, launched in 2021, in which APM Terminals Barcelona announces the projects it will be supporting during the year.
Selected projects are run by local or regional non-profit organizations and cover areas such as social, educational, sports and cultural development. Each project is supported by an employee, who takes ownership of the project, presents it to the community and provides a focal point. Involving employees in the social investment process helps maximize the societal and business value of these donations, and ensures they have a sustainable benefit and addresses community issues and needs.
The announcement of the winners and the awards ceremony takes place in early December, coinciding with the symbolic World Volunteering Day.
The terminal sources 100% of the electricity used at the terminal from renewable sources, so the terminal's carbon footprint for electricity is neutral. In 2019, APM Terminals Barcelona also initiated a project to install solar panels in the terminal to generate it's own renewable energy. Thanks to solar panels installed on the roof of the car park, the terminal now generates 5.12% of its total energy from the sun - enough to power the terminal's fleet of electric vehicles.