The company chairman, Ignacio Galán, confirms the company's commitment to this sport, with which it has been linked for the past 12 years
Iberdrola will continue its support for Paralympic sport at the Tokyo 2020 Games
- The company sponsors the Paralympic Objective Sports Support Plan (ADOP) and also awards annual university scholarships to Paralympic athletes with the aim of improving their professional training
- Ignacio Galán today met the Spanish delegation of athletes who participated in the 2018 Paralympic Games in PyeongChang , who thanked Iberdrola for its support
Today, at the company's offices in Madrid, Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galán met the four athletes who represented Spain at the 12th Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. During the meeting he confirmed the company's commitment to Paralympic sport.
Galán assured them that “Iberdrola is proud to be linked with the Spanish Paralympic Team, with which we share the same values, based on effort, teamwork and constant sacrifice”.
The athletes who attended the meeting included the medallists Jon Santacana and Miguel Galindo, who won silver in the super combined alpine skiing; Astrid Fina, who won bronze in the cross-country snowboarding event and Víctor González, who was participating in his first Olympic Games in the snowboarding event and finished in twelfth place.
The meeting was also attended by the President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee, Miguel Carballeda, and the leader of the expedition, César Carlavilla.
Through this visit the delegation wanted to express its gratitude to Iberdrola for its uninterrupted support over the past 12 years. The company sponsors the Spanish Paralympic Team through the ADOP Plan, an initiative by the Paralympic Committee.
Iberdrola's collaboration contributes to providing the sportsmen and women with the best possible conditions to be able to prepare and successfully participate in the different competitions.
In addition, since 2010, the company has awarded nine annual university scholarships to Paralympic athletes with the aim of improving their professional training in order to facilitate their future integration into the labour market.
Thanks to this commitment, Iberdrola received the Olimpia Award in 2013, as part of the National Sports Awards. The National Sports Awards are presented by the Sports Council to recognize the sportsmen and women, associations and organisations that have provided outstanding stimulus and support for sporting activities. The Olimpia category specifically distinguishes the support and promotion of sport among people with disabilities.
With these initiatives, Iberdrola helps to achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which it has made part of its corporate strategy. The company specifically focuses its efforts on meeting goals 10 (reducing inequalities), 4 (quality education) and 17 (promoting partnerships between the private sector and public administrations).