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Initiatives and Indexes

The following initiatives undertaken by IBERDROLA in recent years in relation to Corporate Social Responsibility are worth noting:


The Board of Directors of IBERDROLA has approved the following policies:

  • The Policy on Respect for Human Rights [PDF], which sets out the Group's commitment to human and labour rights.
  • The Stakeholder Relations Policy [PDF], with the aim of promoting a framework of relations that encourages the taking into consideration of all stakeholders and serves as an effective coordination instrument to foster those relations.
  • The Human Resources Framework Policy [PDF], with the aim of defining, designing and disseminating a human resources management model for the Group to enable it to maintain and improve its human capital and encourage the recruitment, training and retention of the best professionals.
  • The new Shareholder Involvement Policy [PDF], with the aim of taking into account the point of view of our shareholders so as to achieve the corporate interest and, in particular, to identify their expectations and improve the alignment of their interests with those of the Company.
  • The new Information Technologies Policy and a new Cybersecurity Risk Policy [PDF], which amend the corporate governance system with the aim of developing a global management and control framework for the risks associated with information technologies and cybersecurity.
  • The Brand Policy [PDF], which forms an internal regulatory framework aimed at protecting and contributing to the brand's value as a strategic asset.

In June, IBERDROLA's Reputation and Social Responsibility Committee approved its 2015-2017 CSR Plan, which was subsequently submitted to the Operating Committee and the Board's CSR Committee. This plan reinforces our commitment to sustainable development and the creation of differential value.


IBERDROLA approved the Supplier Code of Ethics, since suppliers are strategic stakeholders. Specific principles of action have been established for suppliers, in line with the Group's principles and values, that must be accepted by the Group's suppliers and which are attached to all contracts.

The Company has joined the BetterCoal initiative, which drives the promotion of corporate social responsibility standards in the international coal supply chain and transparency in the information on the operations of the main producers.


The Board of Directors of IBERDROLA recognises the importance of sustainability in all the actions carried out by the Company and the Group's companies and has therefore approved the Sustainability Policy.

The Board of Directors of IBERDROLA has approved the Corporate Security Policy in order to guarantee the effective protection of the people, assets and information of both the Company and the companies making up the Group.


IBERDROLA approves its CSR Plan for the period 2013-2014.


IBERDROLA, together with another five major companies in the IBEX35, sets up the Corporate Excellence Foundation - Centre for Reputation Leadership, a think-tank dedicated to promoting the management of intangibles as a strategic value for excellence in business.


The Board of Directors of IBERDROLA sets up the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, with information, advisory and proposal-making powers within its scope of action.

The Board of Directors ratifies the accession of Iberdrola to the Code of Good Tax Practices. This initiative reinforces the commitment of the company with the best corporate governance practices, transparency and tax cooperation and collaboration with the Public Administration in detecting fraud. The code, discussed and approved by the Forum of Large Companies, is a pioneering initiative, a collaboration between the Spanish Tax Agency and a wide representation of the business community, where Iberdrola takes part, and based on the principles of transparency and mutual trust.


New Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicators for the electricity sector are added to the Sustainability Report.

IBERDROLA is one of the signatories to the Global Round Table on Climate Change.


Presentation of the 2007 Sustainability Report for public scrutiny by an Independent Expert Committee from outside the company.

Application of the methodology of the internationally recognised London Benchmarking Group (LBG) to IBERDROLA’s social contribution programmes.


Presentation of the 2006 Sustainability Report audited according to the limited insurance level established by the standard ISAE 3000 with regard to the application of the criteria of standard AA1000 AS and of the Global Reporting Initiative Guide (GRI).

Commitment to the Millennium Development Goals, through the Forum of Corporate Reputation, with the initiative “A better world for Joana”.

Participation, as founding member, in the creation of the group LBG-Spain, to apply the methodology for measuring corporate contributions to the community, developed by LBG.


Presentation of a Sustainability Report with external verification of compliance with GRI guidelines for the presentation of information in Sustainability Reports.


Inclusion of information on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Group’s Annual Report.

Participation in the constitutional meeting for the Spanish Association for the Global Compact (ASEPAM).


Incorporation into the Forum of Corporate Reputation.


Adherence to the United Nations World Pact.

Participation, as Founding Partner, in the Club of Excellence in Sustainability.


Incorporation to the DJSI STOXX Index of the European Stock Exchange. It had previously been listed on the New York Stock Exchange’s Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

For more information, please refer to the 2015 Sustainability Report [PDF].

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