IBERDROLA has sent more than 60 tonnes of form and hygiene supplies to flood victims in the state of Tabasco, in southern Mexico. Last week’s heavy rains caused seven rivers to burst their banks, putting some 80% of the state under water.
The Company sent staples such as tinned beans and tuna, rice, sugar, cooking oil, and biscuits, as well as soap, toilet paper, and disposable nappies. It also sent 54,000 litres of bottled water.
The aid was shipped on three Hercules cargo planes belonging to the Mexican air force.
As a socially responsible company, it is IBERDROLA’s policy to show its solidarity with the less fortunate, especially in countries where it does business.
In Julio, 2005 it sent 1,500 kilograms of food to flood victims in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco.
IBERDROLA is committed to helping achieve the United Nations’ objectives for 2015: to eradicate extreme and hunger poverty, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability, and develop a global partnership for development.