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Towards a circular water management model

The traditional linear water management model that wastes resources has ceased to make sense in a context of climate change and vast inequality. The situation in communities with fragile economies is increasingly serious and intelligent water management is key to socially just economic development.

The transition to circular models includes innovation, dialogue, reuse and integral solutions. A common challenge that we feel very involved in. We have all the technologies and offer the best solutions to respond to this great opportunity.

 

History

ACUSTER was created in 1973 as a family business of components for water and gas supply networks. At the beginning, it was characterised by being a pioneer in the introduction of polyethylene accessories and welding machines to the Spanish market.

The company’s trajectory changed course in 2005 when it was acquired by Jaume Puig, current Managing Director of Grupo Acuster, who laid the groundwork for projecting it to the world. From then on, the objective was to become a global provider of technologies and infrastructure management.

The new management team set an ambitious plan for the concentration of companies, which integrated complementary solutions that multiplied their solvency and potential. The acquisition of companies in recent years has resulted in the creation of a large international group with a complete portfolio of technologies.

Commitment

Water security is one of the main global risks related to socioeconomic development. According to the World Bank, “the world will not be able to face the challenges of sustainable development for the 21st century (human development, habitable cities, climate change, food and energy security) without improving water resources management and ensuring access to reliable water and sanitation services”.

Water is goal number 6 on the 2030 agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by the United Nations Organisation (UN). At ACUSTER, we are committed to the implementation of projects 100% aligned with the SDGs, as well as to the evaluation and measurement of the social impact of all these projects through key performance indicators (KPI).

Along these same lines, we issue an annual financial report for our shareholders that includes the results of the social impact arising from all our projects.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Positive interaction with the environment is socially, economically and environmentally essential for us. We accurately measure the impacts of our activity on customers, employees, shareholders, the ecosystem, local communities and society in general. The countries where we operate are especially fragile and we are aware of the great social responsibility that entails.

Our CSR actions are mainly focused on four pillars:

  • Environmental impact of our commercial activities.
  • Commitment to communities and transfer of knowledge to their populations.
  • Communication projects for social awareness in terms of inequality and social injustice.
  • Participation in solidarity initiatives that have a positive impact on the territories where we are present.

Team

Jaume Puig
Founder and Managing Director
Chairman and CEO of ACUSTER. He led the entire process of creating the group, which multiplied in size by more than seven since this commercial project began in 2005. He is co-chair of Investment Fund Global (IFG), a company focused on attracting and managing funds to finance development projects. He is a member of the Board of Investment Fund Africa (IFA).
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Chairman and CEO of ACUSTER. He led the entire process of creating the group, which multiplied in size by more than seven since this commercial project began in 2005. He is co-chair of Investment Fund Global (IFG), a company focused on attracting and managing funds to finance development projects. He is a member of the Board of Investment Fund Africa (IFA).

He worked for 18 years in the field of international consulting, with consolidated experience in the development of international business (audit and consulting projects in different areas, such as valuations, business plan reviews, corporate purchasing and finance projects and due diligence). Also, in managerial positions in professional services such as a partner at Arthur Andersen.

He has a degree in Business Studies and an MBA from ESADE Business School and a degree in Business Studies from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

Ana Maria Gibert
Founder and Managing Partner
General Director of Finance and Corporate Services for the ACUSTER Group since beginning in 2015. During these years, she has led several financial projects, acquisition processes and integration of companies in the group's growth. She is CEO of Investment Fund Global (IFG), a company focused on attracting and managing funds to finance development projects. She is a member of the Board of Investment Fund Africa (IFA).
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General Director of Finance and Corporate Services for the ACUSTER Group since beginning in 2015. During these years, she has led several financial projects, acquisition processes and integration of companies in the group’s growth. She is CEO of Investment Fund Global (IFG), a company focused on attracting and managing funds to finance development projects. She is a member of the Board of Investment Fund Africa (IFA).

She was a member of Deloitte’s audit division for eight years. She directed several IPO projects, due diligence and corporate transactions, as well as being responsible for auditing large multinational groups and family businesses with an international presence. She was also a member of the Deloitte Technical Committee.

She has a degree in Business Studies and Business Economics and a diploma in the EU Business Studies program from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Mónica Blanco
Finance Director
Financial Director of the Acuster Group since 2015, where she has been responsible for Human Resources Management, Treasury and Management Control departments, leading a team of ten people. She also led the ERP (SAP) implementation process internationally.
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Financial Director of the Acuster Group since 2015, where she has been responsible for Human Resources Management, Treasury and Management Control departments, leading a team of ten people. She also led the ERP (SAP) implementation process internationally.

She was a senior manager at Deloitte, where she worked for 13 years and participated in the audit of large international groups as well as family businesses from different sectors. She also participated in due diligence processes and corporate transactions.

She began his professional career at Mazars, where she spent two years.

She has a degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona.

 
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Around The World

Clean and accessible water for the entire population is a common goal for the world in which we want to live. There is enough fresh water on the planet to achieve it. However, due to poor management of the global economy and poor infrastructure, millions of people, including children, die every year from diseases associated with inadequate water supply and sanitation and hygiene problems.

Water scarcity, poor quality and inadequate sanitation negatively affect food security, life expectancy and social and economic opportunities for poor families around the world.

Currently, more than 2 billion people live with the risk of reduced access to freshwater resources and, by 2050, it is likely that at least one in four people will live in a country affected by chronic or recurrent shortages.

Avoiding this situation is a huge challenge for us. We will dedicate all our efforts to those actions with real impact in regions with serious situations of inequality over access to water.

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We provide technology and know-how of European origin to support underserved market niches in countries with great possibilities for economic development and social rebalancing, located mainly in Africa, Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.

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