The line to follow: the path to sustainability

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On its 2020 General Shareholders' Meeting, Iberdrola launched a new design, with which it aimed to not only bring together and give visibility to the elements on which the event was built, but also to transmit and amplify its corporate purpose and values. Therefore, the new graphics universe is based on the concept of the line to follow, which illustrates the company's path to sustainability. Come with us?

Iberdrola group — which recognises the fight against climate change as a strategic pillar of its activitypaved the way for the energy transition more than 20 years ago, when it was a pioneer in its commitment to renewable energies. The company then saw the opportunity to create a new way of making energy which was more efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly. A vision that very few people understood initially and that implied a clear commitment to a better society.

Since then, the group has demonstrated that protecting the environment not only benefits the planet, but also its shareholders, employees and society at large. Today, it is the world leader in wind power, a pioneer in the fight against climate change, a promoter of electric mobility and a supporter of women's equality. We have already come a long way, but the company has set out to continue along this path, always with consistency and ambition.


Iberdrola wanted to transfer this concept of the path to sustainability to the new design of its 2020 General Shareholders' Meeting, based on the infinite line. This is a curved, dynamic line that enters compositions and flows uninterruptedly. It has a beginning but not an end, symbolising the path travelled by the company and that remains to be travelled.


 Committed to the Sustainable Development Goals

Iberdrola has incorporated its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by the United Nations in 2015, especially number 7 — affordable and clean energy — and 13 — climate action —. Additionally, the group is fully aligned with the circular economy system, basing its sustainable business model on the reduction of emissions, the improvement of efficiency, the optimisation of resources and the maximisation of waste lifetime.

 Pioneers in the fight against climate change

As part of its climate commitment, Iberdrola has set itself the goal of reaching global carbon neutrality 2050 and says that its emissions intensity in Europe will be practically zero by 2030. To achieve this, the company has a Policy against Climate Change which includes various lines of action and has allowed it to maintain its CO2 emissions at levels two thirds below those of its European competitors.

 We promote electric mobility

As part of its commitment to sustainability and as an effective means of combating climate change, the group leads and drives the transition to sustainable mobility and the electrification of transport. Along these lines, it has a Sustainable Mobility Plan that was launched in 2016 that proposes the development of policies and concrete actions to rally all the actors involved: government, companies, car manufacturers, etc. The company aims to reduce emissions, promote energy efficiency, improve people's quality of life in the areas where it operates and raise awareness among employees.

 Committed to women's equality

Within Iberdrola group, we maintain a firm commitment to our human capital as our best asset and the key to our success, and we are firmly behind a social model committed to professional excellence and a good quality of life for our employees. Our corporate culture is focused on creating a favourable labour relations framework based on equality of opportunity, non-discrimination and respect for diversity. These principles are reflected in our Equal opportunities and reconciliation policy and led to us being included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, which distinguishes companies committed to transparency and the reporting of information relating to gender issues and to the advancement of equality between women and men.

 Internationally recognized

The Iberdrola group's commitment to sustainability and governance has been recognised by several institutions and at different international indexes, such as the Corporate Governance Awards by World Finance y Ethical Board Room, World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, the best utility of the world in investor relations by IR Magazine, Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, Bloomberg's The Green 30 for 2020 and the S&P Platts Energy Transition, among others.

 2019 Sustainability Report [PDF]