The Company's certified environmental management systems make it possible to identify the legal requirements that apply to its activities and also to assess fulfilment of those requirements. Compliance reports are prepared in those cases where the management system is not yet fully implemented.
Every year, the Company's Sustainability Report provides complementary information on environmental legal proceedings brought against companies managed directly by Iberdrola.
Incidents relating to the environment during financial year 2015 involved the following fines and sanctions:
|FINES RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT||2015||2014||2013|
|FINES IMPOSED (€)||1,521,187||2,212,768||119,385|
Of the fines imposed during the financial year, 1,082,409 euros were in Spain and 438,778 euros in Brazil. In Spain, significant fines consisted of the 815,839 euros corresponding to sanction proceedings for the electrocution, injury, and death of birds; and in Brazil, 382,644 euros were demanded from Neoenergía for non-compliance with environmental conditions relating to avifauna at the Calango 2 wind farm and for the impact on ichthyofauna of the Teles Pires Hydroelectric Plant.
|NON-MONETARY SANCTIONS, SANCTION PROCEEDINGS, AND ARBITRATIONS||2015||2014||2013|
|Non-monetary sanctions (nº)||1||7||1|
|Sanction proceedings (nº)||69||31||21|
|Cases being resolved through arbitration or similar mechanisms (nº)||0||0||0|