The relations with the different governments of the Autonomous Communities for yet another year maintained a very satisfactory progress. In this sense, collaboration agreements with Andalusia, Aragon, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, Galicia, the Balearic Islands, La Rioja, the Community of Madrid, Murcia, Navarra and the Community of Valencia were consolidated.
Internationally, the Foundation continued its lines of work and maintained specific programmes in seven countries in three continents: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Italy, Morocco and Mexico. The progressive globalisation of the activities remains very positive, as it provides additional elements of connection with the different countries where Gas Natural Fenosa is present.
The Energy Training Centre, in its effort to prepare professionals for the energy sector, developed new programmes and courses in 24 cities in Spain as well as in Lisbon and Porto (Portugal), and in Bogota and Barranquilla (Colombia).
Meanwhile, the Gas History Centre promoted two publications: a book about the history of the gas plant installed at the Royal Palace of Madrid in the early nineteenth century, and another on the history of gas technology, of a very informative character, which will allow greater knowledge of the sector for non-specialist professionals. The Historical Archive focused its activity this year in the massive search for information, to complete the exhibition discourse and the Museum’s collection with original and high quality information.
The efforts made in the publication of relevant information about the institution were crucial in obtaining the recognition for transparency and, in this line of sensitivity to issues of corporate governance, the Board of Trustees approved a Code of Good Governance.
I would like to finish by highlighting the positive contribution and constructive involvement of public authorities and of scientific, university, professional and civic institutions, which are essential for the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation to continue to advance, quickly and effectively, in our effort to achieve a better, more humane and more sustainable future.