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:
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: