Sustainable Event Managemeng: 2023 General Shareholders' Meeting
This year we once again guarantee the sustainability of our General Meeting of Shareholders
On the occasion of the upcoming General Shareholders' Meeting, we have maintained our commitments in the area of sustainable management of events to contribute, promote and raise awareness of the importance and impact of sustainability, ensuring that this commitment, led and driven by Iberdrola, increasingly belongs to everyone.
The 2023 GSM has been certified as a sustainable event according to ISO 20121:2012, reflecting our company's commitment to sustainability, which also extends to event management.
We work to ensure that our corporate events have a positive impact on the community from an economic, environmental and social point of view. To this end, we promote the following initiatives:
Improving the accessibility of events
- Live broadcast
- Audio-description, sign language and subtitling *
- 100 % accessible location
- Promoting remote participation
Minimising the environmental impact of events
- 100 % renewable energy
- Waste segregation and recovery
- Emissions offset project
- Green purchasing criteria
- Re-use of materials
Helping the local community
- Promoting the entry of young people into the job market, facilitating their first professional experience
- Promoting equality in recruitment of staff
Increasing awareness in the area of sustainability
- Acting as driving force on main suppliers
- Analysis and communication of the environmental impact of events
- Awareness-raising for suppliers and event participants
- Communication campaigns aimed at employees
For yet another year, we have expanded our sustainable event management model, with the aim of contributing to, promoting and raising awareness of the importance of sustainability and its impact on the 2023 General Shareholders' Meeting, making this commitment more and more collective.
In 2023, new actions and improvements have been incorporated to further enhance the sustainability of the event.
For yet another year, we are expanding our sustainable event management model, with the aim of contributing to, promoting and raising awareness of the importance and impact of sustainability for the next General Shareholders' Meeting 2022, making this commitment more and more everyone's responsibility. External link, opens in new window
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.
If you would like to learn more about our sustainable Meeting, write to us at email@example.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 includes four strategic lines, seven objectives and specific actions for each event:
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] External link, opens in new window., 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 encompassing our three main corporate events in a single sustainable event certificate, and in 2022 we have renewed for the second time this extended scope for the General Shareholders' Meeting, the Results Presentation and the Capital Markets & ESG Day. Check PDF here.
Since 2016 the General Shareholders' Meeting has also been certified with the environmental seal of the Basque Government, Erronka Garbia.