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Social Action

IBERDROLA´S CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY

Social initiatives in collaboration with organisations from both the government and civil society are an important part of IBERDROLA’s engagement with the community. Detailed information on these activities can be found in both the annual reports and on the corporate websites of IBERDROLA’s subsidiary and affiliate companies in Spain, United Kingdom, USA and Brazil.

Corporate volunteer

Among the numerous social initiatives carried out, it is worth highlighting the corporate volunteer programme that has been under way for several years, and through which IBERDROLA promotes corporate volunteer work among its employees. This is a way of putting into practice the vision and values of the Company in the areas of improving people’s quality of life and in the care of the environment. These practices are aimed at:

  • reinforcing the sense of belonging and improving the working environment, 
  • contributing to the employee’s ethical education, encouraging solidarity
  • and promoting the values of participation, commitment, responsibility and teamwork, among others.

Key initiatives in this area include:

  • the international corporate volunteerism program, which directly or indirectly helped close to 500,000 people in 2014,
  • the International Volunteer Portal, an online meeting point for sharing experiences and strengthening the Group's global community of volunteers, currently available in Portuguese, Spanish and English, with AA accessibility level, enabling universal access to the website and its content,
  • and a specific Chair at the IESE for promoting such collaboration.

Fundación IBERDROLA

Through the Group’s Foundations Committee, IBERDROLA has established a suitable framework for collaboration between the different foundations linked to the Group for coordinating the general interest and corporate social responsibility activities entrusted to them.

Linked to Iberdrola España, S.A.U., the subholding company that groups together the energy businesses in Spain, Fundación Iberdrola approved its new Master Plan for 2015-2019, which aims to promote different initiatives geared towards improving the quality of people’s lives in the countries where the IBERDROLA Group operates, particularly in the fields of training and research, energy sustainability and biodiversity, arts and culture, as well as in solidarity and social action.

In 2014, almost €1 million was allocated to the Social Aid Programme in Spain in order to enhance the quality of life for some 80,000 people in a vulnerable situation or suffering social exclusion.

The objectives and programmes of the Fundación IBERDROLA España can be found on the website www.fundacioniberdrolaespana.org.

IBERDROLA Art Collection

IBERDROLA has a standing commitment to the conservation of heritage and promoting different forms of artistic expression. Our art collection is proof of such patronage, bringing together works from the Basque school, Spanish art, international pieces and examples of new media such as video. We loan pieces from our art collection to museums and institutions, and we also organise travelling exhibitions such as “Translucent Skin”, which will be visiting Bilbao, Valladolid and Madrid. You can also visit our art collection at http://www.iberdrola-arte.es/ or via the new iPad app by going to App Store for iOS (iPad)

IBERDROLA.COM, a fully accessible website

In line with the commitments assumed within the framework of its social responsibility policies, IBERDROLA has the aim of facilitating access  to www.iberdrola.com for everyone, regardless of their age or whether they have a disability. For this reason, www.iberdrola.com has been developed taking into account compliance with priority guidelines 1 and 2 of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) as established by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).

 

For more information, please refer to the 2014 Sustainability Report  published on February 2015 by the Company.

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