This is the first edition of these awards, which were presented at UN headquarters in New York as part of the IMPACT2030 Summit
Iberdrola wins an Innovation Award 2018 from the IMPACT2030 network for its corporate volunteering programme
- The award, in the category of ‘Private Sector. Activation’, recognises the innovative focuses of companies that take advantage of their human capital through corporate volunteering programmes to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Madrid. Iberdrola has won the Innovation Award 2018 in the Private Sector. Activation category. The award was presented by the IMPACT2030 network in recognition of its corporate volunteering programme.
IMPACT2030 is an initiative born of the global collaboration between the private sector and the United Nations with the sole mission of mobilising human capital from companies through corporate volunteer programmes to help make progress in attaining the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The award won by Iberdrola highlights its innovative approaches in precisely this area. Specifically, as the judging panel has highlighted, the company has been recognised for being “an enterprise that innovates to educate, inspire and unite employees around the SDGs in their community, and offers them opportunities to become agents of change and make an impact”, as well as for “its exceptional commitment to mobilising the volunteers to work towards the SDGs."
The award was presented at United Nations headquarters in New York as part of the recent inaugural IMPACT2030 Summit. Begoña Barberá, the Company’s Social Projects Manager, received the award on behalf of Iberdrola. “Our company is fully committed to the 2030 agenda and is striving to make a significant contribution towards achieving a more sustainable world”, she said.
This is the first edition of the IMPACT2030 Innovation Awards, which are to be held biennially and have been established with the ambition of becoming a world reference in this area.
The Iberdrola Corporate Volunteering Programme was started in 2006 and today has become a global project, aligned with the group’s values and its Sustainability Policy, creating a community of volunteers that fosters quality of life and environmental improvements for the most vulnerable people through its domestic and international projects.
Although this programme contributes in one way or another to all 17 SDGs, to which Iberdrola is fully committed, it especially focusses its efforts on numbers 7 (supplying affordable clean energy), 13 (climate action), 4 (quality education), 10 (reduced inequality), and 3 (good health and well-being).
Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the biggest producer of wind power and one of the five top power companies in the world in terms of stock market capitalisation. The group is present in numerous countries and supplies energy to over 100 million people mainly in Spain, United Kingdom (Scottish Power), USA (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia) and Mexico. With a workforce of 34,000 and assets in excess of €110 billion, it posted revenues of €31.26 billion and a net profit of €2.8 billion in 2017.
Iberdrola leads the energy transition towards a sustainable model through investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, offering the most advanced products and services to its customers. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to the fight against climate change and for the sustainability of the planet. Iberdrola is listed on numerous international sustainability indices, among them the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good, and it is considered one of the most sustainable electricity utilities in the world.