SUSTAINABILITY DATA

First Nine months 2017

Iberdrola's leadership is based on a high level of awareness of social responsibility and a clear commitment to the idea of sustainability linked to the environment. These sustainability values are reflected in a series of indicators revealing the unequivocal commitment of our Company.

  • Economic Indicators

    Iberdrola's contribution to sustainable development materialises via social responsibility practices serving the needs and expectations of its interest groups, with whom the company maintains a set of communication and dialogue routes to help it achieve the following: Reporting objectives, actions and achievements reached in this area. As far as the economic side is concerned, the attached table reflects the main sustainability indicators affecting Iberdrola's business activities.

    Sustainability indicators
    SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS UNITS 9M 2017 9M 2016
    CONTRIBUTION TO GDP (GROSS MARGIN)(1) Nota % 0.53 0.55
    CONTRIBUTION TO GDP (NET REVENUES)(1) Nota % 1.14 1.20
    NET PROFIT (€ MILLIONS) 2,416.6 2,041.7
    DIVIDEND YIELD(2) Nota % 4.82 4.72
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. TOTAL (gr.CO2/kWh) 177 173
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. SPAIN (gr.CO2/kWh) 86 60
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. UK (gr.CO2/kWh) 240 385
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. US (gr.CO2/kWh) 45 57
    EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION. TOTAL (GWh) 56,832 62,375
    EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION. SPAIN (GWh) 33,462 43,633
    RATIO OUTPUT EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION OUT OF PRODUCTION. TOTAL % 55 58
    RATIO OUTPUT EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION OUT OF PRODUCTION. SPAIN % 86 90
    EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY. TOTAL (MW) 31,954 30,754
    EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY. SPAIN (MW) 18,998 19,229
    EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY. TOTAL % 66 66
    EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY. SPAIN % 73 74
    RATIO OUTPUT WITH TOTAL HIGH EMISSIONS TECHNOLOGIES % 2 3
    RATIO OUTPUT WITH TOTAL LOW EMISSIONS TECHNOLOGIES % 43 39

     

    Figures taken from the Nine months 2017 Results Report [PDF] and the Nine months 2017 Results Presentation [PDF] published on 7 November 2017 by the company. For more information please see the Press Release, videos and audio published as part of the Nine months 2017 Results Presentation on 7 November 2017.

    To find out the results of previous years access to Results.

    (1) Nota Source: Iberdrola Results and National Quarterly Accounting for Spain - INE (Last data published in Q2 2017).
    (2) Nota Dividends paid in the last 12 months and Shareholder´Meeting attendance bonus/price at the end of period.

  • Environmental Indicators

    The review of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive and the regulations arising from the Large Combustion Facilities Directive and other regulations on emissions involve the application of limit emission values that are stricter for certain atmospheric pollutants (SO2, NOx and particulate matter) or restrictions on the operation of existing facilities. Iberdrola has anticipated these regulations in investment plans and operation projections for existing facilities.

    These three issues have been included in the Strategic Plan and its public presentation discusses each matter. Here, it is interesting to note how the proposals recently submitted by the European Commission involve an important drive for two of the issues mentioned in Iberdrola's strategic plan, in addition to being two of the fundamental elements of the plan, namely:

    • The Draft Directive to promote renewable energy submitted by the European Commission in January 2008.
    • The Draft Directive on Emission Trade.
    Environmental indicators
    ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS UNITS 9M 2017 9M 2016
    EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY % 66 66
    RENEWABLE ENERGY INSTALLED CAPACITY % 60 59
    EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION % 55 58
    RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION % 37 41
    SPECIFIC CO2 EMISSIONS t/GWh 177 173
    SPECIFIC SO2 EMISSIONS t/GWh 0.028 0.050
    SPECIFIC NOx EMISSIONS t/GWh 0.128 0.138
    SPECIFIC PARTICULATE EMISSIONS t/GWh 0.009 0.008

     

    Figures taken from the Nine months 2017 Results Report [PDF] and the Nine months 2017 Results Presentation [PDF] published on 7 November 2017 by the company. For more information please see the Press Release, videos and audio published as part of the Nine months 2017 Results Presentation on 7 November 2017.

    To find out the results of previous years access to Results.

  • Quality Indicators

    Generation and distribution operate in compliance with the permits secured from environmental regulating authorities in each region and are subject to restrictions and obligations guaranteeing the protection of the local environment. Prior to their construction, an Environmental Impact Assessment is conducted for new infrastructure projects – impact analysis and prevention mechanisms bearing in mind diverse alternatives and establishing corrective measures -. When this exists, the project shall be modified where possible, adopting available technical improvements and measures identified as necessary to minimise the impact and, if mitigation cannot be comprehensive, possible compensatory measures.

    Control over impacts is not over after having constructed the facilities, rather it continues into the operating and dismantling stages thereof with the implementation of Environmental Management Systems. Duly certified environmental systems are available as per the pertinent standard (ISO 1400 or EMAS) to forestall and control environmental risks. In Spain and the United Kingdom, running hydroelectric plants adheres to the requirements laid out in the Water Framework Directive, while thermal generation plants satisfy them as arranged for under the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive.

    Elektro in turn has received recognition in 2016 with the National Quality and Ibero-American Quality Awards.

  • Labour Indicators

    Iberdrola's commitment to the quality of life of citizens extends to Company employees. At the close of the first Nine months 2017, roundly 34,459(*) Nota  people work for Iberdrola.

    Iberdrola works continuously in the quality of the benefits delivered to those who are part of our project. Thus, the company has been noted for its commitment  such as continuous training and its leading position in balancing family and professional life, with family and maternity measures that exceed the demands of current legislation. We were also the first Ibex-35 company to implement a shorter working day with no lunch break. Bringing personal and family life into balance is one of the main principles of the Human Resources policy at Iberdrola.

    Following the guidelines included in the Spanish Act on Equality among Men and Women, Iberdrola Group has set forth measures in its collective agreement showing a firm will to promote real equality, eliminating the obstacles and social stereotypes avoiding its achievement.

     

    Figures taken from the Nine months 2017 Results Report [PDF] and the Nine months 2017 Results Presentation [PDF] published on 7 November 2017 by the company. For more information please see the Press Release, videos and audio published as part of the Nine months 2017 Results Presentation on 7 November 2017.

    To find out the results of previous years access to Results.

     

    (*) Nota Extracted from the Nine months 2017 Results Report [PDF] and the Nine months 2017 Results Presentation [PDF] published on 7 November 2017 by the company.