The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were approved in 2015 as part of a new sustainable development agenda and they are part of the Iberdrola's group business strategy.
Iberdrola group has recently reworded its Corporate Stakeholder Engagement Policy in the belief that this is a key element in its responsible and sustainable business model and that in today's complex and uncertain scenario fostering greater stakeholder engagement rises as a key priority.
Power is fundamental for almost all the great challenges and opportunities facing the world right now, but nearly one billion people still live without access to electricity. It is necessary to universalise access to clean, reliable energy services in order to achieve a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable planet.
Even though significant progress has been made in recent decades in increasing life expectancy and reducing child and maternal mortality, more initiatives and projects are still needed to completely eradicate various health and well-being issues.
Cities are the foundation of culture, science and social development. In 2015, close to 4 billion people lived in cities and that number is expected to increase to around 5 billion by 2030. We need to improve urban planning and management so that these spaces are more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The efficient use of resources and energy is a basic requirement for moving towards this goal.
Climate change is having a negative impact on the environment, the economy and people's health and is now considered one of the biggest challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century. The Iberdrola group is actively and decisively contributing to a sustainable and low-carbon future to fight against this global phenomenon.