With the aim of expanding this service, Sorigué is seeking to transform itself into an energy services company (ESCO), which will enable it to carry out an energy audit of each building, in order to assess the most appropriate solutions in each case, the execution of the work and support in the search for financing solutions to obtain the necessary investment for the refurbishment.
Along these lines, the new energy department will seek the financing and execution of turnkey energy efficiency projects in all types of buildings and facilities, where the company has had experience for more than a decade.
This new line of business seeks to respond to one of the most important pollution problems facing Spain and Europe: currently, 30% of greenhouse gas emissions and 40% of energy consumption are emitted by buildings in operation. According to various studies, 80% of buildings are energy inefficient. Energy rehabilitation is key to tackling this problem.
Energy rehabilitation and the installation of photovoltaic self-consumption panels will have a highly positive impact on energy savings. It is with good reason that the International Energy Agency (IEA) has stated that "energy efficiency is the number one source of energy on this planet".
Sorigué's proposal is fully aligned with the group's responsible business strategy and the 2030 agenda promoted by the UN through the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sorigué is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative that encourages companies to incorporate ten universal principles related to human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption into their strategies and operations, among others.
Sorigué is a business group that was founded in Lleida in 1954. The year 2011 witnessed the first generational handover in the group, as Ana Vallés assumed the role of chair. The company is currently a benchmark in the water technology and engineering, services, energy, construction and materials sectors, with a firm commitment to innovation, the circular economy and giving back to society.
With its strategic plans, the company has approached growth with a sustainable perspective, and it has fostered a responsible business model based on the generation of knowledge through innovation and digitalisation; people and their talent; communication; and environmental and social responsibility as the foundations of its work.
The group undertakes its activity throughout virtually all of Spain, with main offices in Lleida, Barcelona and Madrid, as well as delegations and production centres spread across the country (Badalona, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Tarragona, Palma de Mallorca, Zaragoza, Huesca, Valencia, Granada and Seville).
The group comprises over 20 active companies and an average workforce of around 4,000 employees as of 2020.