WORK-LIFE BALANCE AND EQUALITY

Committed to equality, 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.

CONCILIATION INITIATIVES OF THE IBERDROLA GROUP COMPANIES

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IBERDROLA ESPAÑA - SPAIN

CONTINUOUS WORK DAY

  • The first Ibex 35 company to introduce this in Spain in 2007

SHORTER WORKING DAY

  • A five-hour work day until the employee's children reach the age of one year, with no reduction of the employee's fixed wage/basic pay

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

  • Lengthened to four years to care for family members

SCOTTISHPOWER - UK

SPECIAL HOLIDAY LEAVE

  • Available to employees who care for family members
  • Until six months' leave

TRAINING HELP

  • Until six months' leave of absence to improve your career opportunities

AVANGRID* - USA

FOSTERING QUALITY OF LIFE

  • Flexible work hours
  • Improvements to holidays

*Avangrid, Inc. is 81.50% owned by Iberdrola S.A.
 

NEOENERGIA* - BRAZIL

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

  • Nutritional services for employees
  • Legal, financial and psychological support for employees, 24 hours a day
  • Six months' maternity leave
  • Fostering exercise at work to prevent injuries and illness

*Neoenergia is 52.45% owned by Iberdrola S.A.
 

IBERDROLA MÉXICO - MEXICO

FAMILY AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE

  • Flexible work hours
  • Improvements to holidays

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At the Iberdrola group 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.

Our company is the only European utility recognised for its equal opportunities and gender policies in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index [PDF] in 2018. In addition, Elektro, the Neoenergia group distributor (in which Iberdrola S.A. owns a 52.45% stake), has, for the fourth year running, received for Best Company to Work for in Latin America, awarded by Great Place to Work (GPTW).

We encourage the reconciliation of our employees' work and family life and we are at the forefront of Spanish companies in the implementation of a series of measures, embodied in the Equal Opportunities and Conciliation Policy [PDF].

WE PROMOTE EFFECTIVE EQUALITY AND QUALITY EMPLOYMENT

Work-life balance and equility plan.

The Iberdrola group's Equal Opportunity and Reconciliation Policy [PDF] promotes a range of measures focused on encouraging:

 Access to employment

 Training

 Professional promotion

 Working conditions

WE ARE PROMOTING ACTIVITIES ON EQUALITY

On behalf of the entire Iberdrola group we create and promote various activities in the field of equality, including:

  • Agreements with various notable universities with the aim of further developing the measures needed to achieve gender equality, goal number 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals approved by the United Nations.
  • Holding events to promote professional growth and leadership development for women in the energy sector.
  • Structuring the selection process to avoid any kind of favouritism or personal preferences. All vacancies are posted on the employee portal, which allows any employee to examine any available opportunities at all times and see the respective demands of each position.
  • We promote gender equality, where women and men have the same opportunities for development and personal growth.

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Ethics, equality and non-discrimination

The conduct of all company workers and -specifically- all aspects relating to human rights are regulated by the Code of Ethics [PDF].

Likewise, the company's practices mirror the Global Compact, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the International Labour Organization's Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Companies and Social Policy.

These universal principles and their General Corporate Social Responsibility Policy [PDF] serve as the Iberdrola group's guide to ensure its conduct and that of its employees does not discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, gender, language, creed, political outlook, place of birth or social background, social status, place of origin, disability, health, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or any other factor.

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COMMITTED TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Iberdrola group is also firmly committed to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals for 2015-2030. Within the sphere of Human Resources:

  • Objective 5: Gender equality, with over 70 leading practices in its policy for balancing family and professional life, and a policy for equal opportunity and work-life balance.
  • Objective 8: Decent work and economic growth, thanks to the value created by the Iberdrola group's strategy and model of growth over time, which translates into social and economic development.