One such acknowledgement is the Petrochemicals Company of the Year award presented to us in 2016 by the prestigious international magazine Petroleum Economist. This recognizes the transformation that Repsol's chemicals business underwent to improve competitiveness, create differentiated products, and expand on geographic diversification. The magazine also acknowledged Repsol in 2015 with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme of the Year award, and in 2014 Antonio Brufau received the Chief Executive of the Year award. Petroleum Economist is one of the most prestigious and longest running publications in the energy sector. It is considered an authority in the energy sector, and is a point of reference among specialized media. The Petroleum Economist Awards recognize the top industry leaders, companies, and projects. Their panel of judges is made up of experts who represent all aspects of the international energy industry.
We were also named Energy Company of the Year and Best Company in Downstream in 2015 by the renowned specialized agency Platts, a word leader in providing information on energy, petrochemicals, and metals. This agency has been issuing reports for over 100 years, helping to make the markets operate more transparently and efficiently. The Platts awards recognize the leadership, innovation, and excellence of the best directors, companies, and projects in the energy sector.
We ensure steady corporate growth by applying a strategy focused on constantly creating value, endorsed by our appearance on renowned international rankings:
Our inclusion on sustainability indices provides proof of the way we have managed to win the trust of institutional investors that understand sustainability as a reliable indicator of quality in management and governance in a specific company. It is also a way of awarding our efforts in sustainability and our commitment to being more transparent, a trait which makes Repsol stand out from the rest.
FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Repsol has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
These indices distinguish companies achieving the most advanced Environmental, Social and Governance performances. Companies included in this index have achieved the highest scores, as determined by the review of up to 330 indicators.
Repsol Campus, our corporate headquarters is a sustainable and 100% accessible space. Proof of this is the Leed Platinum certificate we have been awarded. It is the most popular green building certification worldwide and is granted by the US Green Building Council. It looks at many aspects including energy efficiency, the use of alternative energies, and efficient water consumption.
We pledge to offer relevant and truthful information and are open to discussing matters with our stakeholders. This has been recognized with different awards from international institutions:
At Repsol, we strive for technological innovation to find the most efficient and competitive energy solutions that guarantee a more sustainable future. That is why we are part of the EU Industrial & Investment Scoreboard 2015, a report issued by the European Commission that categorizes the 2,500 biggest companies in the world according to their R&D investment. We appear on both the global and European ranking.
As part of our firm commitment to caring for the environment, we are part of important global initiatives, such as: