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SEAT becomes new partner of Club de Excelencia

Posted: Friday 30 March 12, 1.10pm GMT

The automotive group reinforces its commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Madrid, March 2012 – The Spanish company SEAT is the latest member of the Club de Excelencia en Sostenibilidad, thereby becoming the first company in the automotive sector to accede to this benchmark business forum. The Club de Excelencia en Sostenibilidad comprises twenty-two top-level companies – whose aggregate turnover accounts for one quarter of Spain’s GNP – which have pledged commitment to sustainable growth.

The accession agreement was signed by José Longás – President of the Club de Excelencia en Sostenibilidad – and Ramón Paredes – Vice-president for Governmental and Institutional Relations for SEAT and the Volkswagen Group in Spain – during the course of the organization’s General Assembly held in Madrid.

José Longás declared “SEAT’s membership of the Club de Excelencia en Sostenibilidad underscores the challenge and consolidates our firm determination to become the benchmark business forum for sustainable development in Spain”.

Ramón Paredes remarked “our company’s membership of this business initiative will translate in the short term into a strategic alliance so as to achieve the sustainability objectives set by SEAT and the Volkswagen Group in Spain”.

SEAT’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility embraces three areas of action – the social, economic and environmental spheres. This commitment is ingrained in the vehicles and production processes of the company, which also promotes electrical motoring in Spain together with other important projects such as ‘SEAT in the Sun’ – the largest photovoltaic plant of its kind in Europe – and goods transport by rail.

Socio-economically speaking, in 2011 SEAT successfully became a benchmark employer with the creation of around 1,200 new jobs. Currently the SEAT Group employs more than 14,000 professionals.

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