Glossary

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  • GRI Standards
    Consolidated set of standards for preparing sustainability reports of the Global Reporting Initiative, the purpose of which is to serve as a guide in the preparation of public reports on the economic, environmental and social impacts of organisations, and thus their contributions (positive or negative) to the goal of Sustainable Development. See "Non-Financial Information Statement - Sustainability Report".
    Spanish: Estándares GRI
  • General Shareholders' Meeting
    Meeting at which the shareholders can decide on the matters within their purview by the majority established by law or in the by-laws.
    Spanish: Junta general de accionistas
  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
    Index that recognises the 100 most sustainable companies in the world, compiled by the Canadian magazine specialised in corporate social responsibility Corporate Knights. IBERDROLA is one of the one hundred international companies selected to form part of this index.

    Spanish: Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
  • Global Reporting Initiative's G3 Standard
    First global standard for the preparation of sustainability reports of companies that wish to evaluate their economic, environmental and social performance.
    Spanish: Estándar G3 de Global Reporting Initiative
  • Global Roundtable on Climate Change
    Organisation dedicated to the debate and analysis of key economic, technological and scientific strategies in the fight against climate change. IBERDROLA is the only Spanish electricity company among the founding members.
    Spanish: Global Roundtable on Climate Change
  • Global warming
    A term that refers to the gradual increase in the average global temperature that has been occurring since the end of the 19th century (beginning of the industrial era) as a result of the growing emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from various economic and industrial activities.
    Spanish: Calentamiento global
  • Good Governance Code of Listed Companies
    Document approved by the CNMV on 18 February 2015 that contains the good governance recommendations with respect to which listed companies in Spain must report their level of compliance in their annual corporate governance report.
    Spanish: Código de buen gobierno de las sociedades cotizadas
  • Greenhouse effect
    Process by which the heat coming from the surface of the earth is absorbed by gases in the atmosphere (see "Greenhouse Gases") and re-radiated in all directions, which causes an increase in the surface temperature of the atmosphere. Although it is a natural effect of our planet, it has increased due to the increase in emissions of these gases, causing global warming.

    Spanish: Efecto invernadero
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
    In the climate change context, emissions refer to the release of greenhouse gases and/or their precursors and aerosols into the atmosphere over a specified area and period of time.
    Spanish: Emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero
  • Greenhouse gases (GHGs)
    Gases in the atmosphere that can retain heat radiating from the Earth outward, which therefore accentuate the greenhouse effect that triggers climate change.

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) plays a leading role because it is one of the gases for which emissions have increased the most in recent decades and because it lasts for a long time in the atmosphere (50-100 years), for which reason it is particularly influential as a GHG. The temperature is approximately 15º C thanks to the "natural" greenhouse effect produced by CO2, water vapour and methane. The problem arises from the accentuation of this greenhouse effect by the gradual increase in emissions of CO2 and other GHGs due to human economic and industrial activities.

    Spanish: Gases de efecto invernadero (GEI)
  • Group of companies
    Group of companies in which one of them (the controlling company) holds or may hold, whether directly or indirectly, control of one or more other companies (the dependent companies).

    Spanish: Grupo de sociedades
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