SUSTAINABLE EVENT MANAGEMENT: 2021 GENERAL SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING

This year, more than ever before, we guarantee the sustainability of our General Shareholders' Meeting

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Due to COVID-19, the General Shareholders' Meeting of Iberdrola was held exclusively by remote means this year in order to protect the health of our shareholders and all the people involved in its organisation. Holding the Meeting remotely does not mean, however, it was less sustainable. The company reaffirmed its commitments in the area of sustainable event management in order to contribute to highlight, promote and raise awareness, more than ever before, about the importance and impact of sustainability.

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 SEE INFOGRAPHIC: 2021 General Shareholders' Meeting Sustainable Event [PDF]

The Environmental Statement of the 2021 General Shareholders' Meeting [PDF]* includes all the activities, products and services associated with the event that had an interaction with the environment, identifying the different environmental improvement strategies that were taken into account, with the aim of achieving the Erronka Garbia seal for the General Meeting for the sixth consecutive year. In addition, as the Meeting was held exclusively by remote means, new actions and improvements have arisen to further enhance the sustainability of the event.

The three keys for the General Shareholders' Meeting to be a sustainable event are:

 Be aware of and respond to the needs of our Stakeholders.

 Maintain with our suppliers a relationship based on trust and engagement.

 Maximise the socio-economic impact at the location where the event is held.

The recorded broadcast of the Meeting was supported by audio-description in Spanish and interpretation into sign language in Spanish.

If you would like to learn more about our sustainable Meeting, write to us at sustainable.events@iberdrola.com.

WHAT IS A SUSTAINABLE EVENT?

A sustainable event is one that maximises, within the entire scope thereof, the positive impacts in the three areas that sustainability covers: economic, social and environmental. Iberdrola seeks the engagement of all its Stakeholders and takes into account their needs and expectations in order to achieve the continuous improvement of its event sustainability management system in collaboration with its suppliers and the value chain. Through this system, we work to ensure that our major corporate events generate economic, social and environmental benefits for the community.

Pursuant to our Sustainable Management Policy, the events of the group must scrupulously comply with all applicable requirements in each case (especially including laws on safety and health, noise, waste, privacy and personal data protection), promoting accessibility, inclusion, non-discrimination and encouraging diversity in the planning and execution thereof.

By means of all of the above, Iberdrola contributes to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

IBERDROLA'S EVENT SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Our event sustainability management system is based on four strategic lines of action:

 Improve accessibility to events: ensure they are accessible by absolutely everyone.

 Minimise the environmental impact of events: reduce the amount of waste generated and improve the recoverability thereof, reduce the carbon footprint and energy consumption, as well as reduce the indirect environmental impact (environmental footprint) derived from events.

 Help the local community: favour the entry of young people into the job market, facilitating their first professional experience.

 Increase sustainability awareness among all the staff participating in or affected by the events held, as well as improve the communication and participation processes during the conduct of the events.

PIONEERS IN SUSTAINABLE EVENT MANAGEMENT

In 2016 we decided to certify our General Shareholders' Meeting as a sustainable event, based on the ISO 20121:2012 standard [PDF], becoming the first IBEX 35 company and the first electric utility, among the 10 largest in the world, to achieve it. Three years later, in 2019, we were the first to renew that certificate. And in 2020 we led the way once again by having the General Shareholders' Meeting as well as the Results Presentations and Capital Markets Day included in a single sustainable event certificate.

Since 2016 the General Shareholders' Meeting has also been certified with the environmental seal of the Basque Government, Erronka Garbia.

 

* Spanish version.