The women's national team visits the Iberdrola offices to celebrate their successes
Ignacio Galán hands over the MVP award to Lucía Jiménez, who was voted best player in the Iberdrola Field Hockey League
- The chairman of Iberdrola reiterates the company's commitment to women’s sport in front of 13 players from Spain's national women's hockey squad, their technical team and the chairman of the Royal Hockey Federation of Spain
- Galán was presented with a replica of the bronze medal won by the national team at the recent World Championships held in London in August
The chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, presented Lucía Jiménez, who plays as a defender for SVP Complutense, with the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award that accredits her as last season's best player in the Iberdrola Field Hockey League.
Ignacio Galán presented this award during an event held at the company’s offices in Madrid and attended by 13 players from Spain's senior national women’s hockey squad, their technical team and the chairman of the Royal Hockey Federation of Spain, Santiago Deó.
During the visit the captains of the national squad, Carlota Petchamé, María López and Rocío Gutiérrez, presented Ignacio Galán with a replica of the bronze medal won at the recent 2018 World Championships in gratitude for Iberdrola's support for their sport.
For his part, Ignacio Galán ratified the company's commitment to supporting both women's sport and the overall development of women. He went on to tell them that the company is going to continue giving sportswomen its support by encouraging their participation in all sporting areas and giving them the visibility and the recognition they both deserve and earn day after day with their efforts and dedication.
The 2017/2018 women's field hockey season achieved a noteworthy milestone: 15 Iberdrola League games were broadcast, as were a further three Queen's Cup encounters, and the final of the Iberdrola League was even broadcast live on TV. Audiences grew by 23% over the season and exceeded 50,000 spectators for the final, and the number of people who actually went to the games increased by 20%.
Driving women's sport
Iberdrola's investment in women's sport is part of its commitment to equal opportunities and to the promotion and empowerment of women, all of which are principles included in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals that the company has incorporated into its business strategy.
Iberdrola is the main driving force behind women's sport in Spain and was the first to get involved on a global basis. As things currently stand, the company supports 16 federations (gymnastics, triathlon, swimming, rugby, canoeing, badminton, football, handball, volleyball, hockey, table tennis, athletics, karate, boxing, surfing and ice sports) and provides backing to over 20,000 sportswomen
Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world’s biggest electricity utilities by market capitalisation. The group is present in numerous countries and supplies energy to over 100 million people mainly in Spain, the United Kingdom (Scottish Power), the 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 is leading the energy transition towards a sustainable model through its investments in energy from renewable sources, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation in order to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. 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.