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Cepsa Foundation awards Envera for its project for the recovery of areas affected by the Tenerife fires

Tenerife | February 6, 2024

The Project 'Vesta Envera: the resurgence after the flames' has been awarded today with the Social Value Award of the Cepsa Foundation in the Canary Islands and has a triple objective: to train people with disabilities, regenerate agricultural crops affected by the serious fire that occurred in Tenerife in 2023 and make soaps from the ash to donate them to people at risk of exclusion.

The award was collected by Enrique Grande, Envera's general manager, who thanked the Cepsa Foundation "which has seen in Vesta Envera: The resurgence after the flames the opportunity to train people with disabilities for their labor insertion, providing solutions to urgent social demands and contributing to the agricultural, environmental and economic sustainability of our community".

Grande recalled that "Envera looks to the present and the future from our commitment to the UN Agenda 2030" and this project "is a reflection of the mission and values of our organization: social and labor inclusion, responsibility, transparency, sustainability, awareness, quality and innovation".

Vesta Envera: the resurgence after the flames' will bring back to life the agricultural plots in the Tenerife municipality of Tacoronte that were devastated by the terrible fire that hit the island last August; it will turn the ashes into soap for charitable purposes, which has a great environmental and socioeconomic impact on the area; and it will do so, moreover, with people with disabilities trained and prepared to carry out this task that will boost their entry into the world of work.

To opt for the candidacy for the Social Value Awards 2023, Envera has counted on Carlos Belenguer as a solidarity sponsor. Save The Children, Provivienda, Atelsam and AsperCan also received the award.

The winners have been selected, from a total of 45 candidatures presented, by a jury presided over by the Deputy of the Common, Rafael Yanes, and made up of the Councilor for Social Welfare, Equality, Youth, Children and Families of the Government of the Canary Islands, Candelaria Delgado; the Councilor for Social Action, Citizen Participation, Volunteering and Inclusion of the Cabildo of Tenerife, Águeda Fumero; the Councilor for Social Policy and Accessibility of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, Isabel Mena; the delegate councilor for Social Action of the City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Rosario González; the delegate councilor for Social Services of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Carmen Luz Vargas; the head of the Tenerife Isla Solidaria program, Beatriz Sicilia; and, representing the Cepsa professionals in the Canary Islands, the head of the Analytical Services area of Cepsa in the Islands, Amayra García; and the head of the Cepsa Foundation in the Islands, Belén Machado, who acted as secretary.

Interview about the Project 'Vesta Envera: the resurgence after the flames' in Radio Agüimes.