WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Committed to quality of life and professional excellence

The Iberdrola Group promotes the balance between its employees' work and family life through measures to make the positive experience of parenthood compatible with a successful professional career. Specifically in Spain we have over 70 measures in place to enable a satisfactory balance between work and personal life.

Work-life balance: we make family life easier for our employees, and we coordinate our timetables. Uninterrupted working day, flexible reduction of working hours, leave to care for dependent minors and family members.

 Committed to the Sustainable Development Goals

At Iberdrola we have a steadfast commitment to our human capital as the active and underlying principle of our success, and our social model is conceived to promote professional excellence and quality of life for our employees. Our corporate policy is focused on creating a favourable framework for working relations based on equal opportunities, non-discrimination and respect for diversity.

In our company we promote the work-life balance of our employees, and we are among the first Spanish companies to implement a series of measures for this purpose, embodied in the Equal Opportunity and Reconciliation Policy [PDF].

Iberdrola, the
first company in the Ibex 35
to apply the uninterrupted working day
in Spain

In 2007 Iberdrola was the first company in the Ibex 35 to apply the uninterrupted schedule for its workforce in Spain, as a means of facilitating the family life of its employees and coordinating timetables. This unprecedented measure was only the first step, and we currently have around 6,000 workers who enjoy a working day between 7:15 am and 4:36 pm, with a flexibility of 1 hour and 45 minutes in their start and end time, with the option of leaving early on Fridays after 2 pm. Since it started, this system has had a positive impact on both the employees and the company.

This pioneering measure is only one of the more than 70 practices included in the Reconciliation Policies Manual. Here are some of the most significant for Spain:

DIMENSIONS ACTIONS
UNINTERRUPTED WORKING DAY First company in the IBEX-35 to implement the uninterrupted working day in Spain
FLEXIBLE REDUCTION OF WORKING HOURS Up to five hours a day until the child is one year old, with no impact on basic pay
UNPAID LEAVE This can be up to 4 years for the care of minors and dependent family members

 

IBERDROLA PARENTS' SCHOOL

Iberdrola, as a socially responsible company, set up the “Iberdrola Parents' School” in 2011. This pioneering initiative in the business world offers employees the opportunity of participating with their children in different programmes, with conferences and workshops. The main goal: to facilitate parent-children-company relations in a way in which work-life balance is understood from a responsible perspective.

Within the framework of the 17th edition of the Family Week and in recognition for this programme and the vast effort of Iberdrola in this area, the company has received the 2016 Euskadi Family award from the NGO Acción Familiar Euskadi, which promotes innovation in work-family balance for Basque companies.

2016 EUSKADI FAMILY AWARD

In particular, it is worth mentioning the Protect your children programme as one of the initiatives, a practical family workshop on awareness and training on the safe use of the Internet, which teaches children how to use the Internet and parents how to help and guide their children on the adoption of good practices to ensure their safety. These workshops have been carried out on an on-going basis in Madrid, Valladolid, Valencia and Bilbao.