Diversity and inclusion
Diversity and inclusion, a strategic priority for sustainable growth
Our society has changed enormously in recent years. We live in an increasingly global world, where different cultures, races, genders and identities are ever more closely connected. And everyone's needs should all be covered equally. Iberdrola has been carrying out strategic actions to ensure diversity and inclusion for its workers, customers and suppliers, and to progress toward being a more diverse and inclusive society in all the countries where we are present.
Our progress towards a more just and egalitarian society
Iberdrola looks upon diversity and inclusion as strategic priorities for sustainable growth and we set out to oversee that these values are upheld both within the company and in our relationships with third parties.
Ignacio Galán, Executive chairman of Iberdrola Group
Promoting diversity and inclusion is an essential task for any company that seeks to create sustainable value with its activity
That's why we have an innovative Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy that includes best international practices and, since then, we have made significant progress with our employees, customers, suppliers and society in general, as explained annually in our Diversity and Inclusion Report 2022 [PDF].
At Iberdrola we promote diversity, equity and inclusion through initiatives focused on talent, culture, customer and social contribution, supporting everyone to truly be themselves, collaborating with our employees and other stakeholders to deliver an inclusive, innovative and sustainable energy future for all.
The Group maintains an explicit commitment against discrimination on any grounds and has procedures in place to prevent discrimination based on gender, age, disability, origin or any other condition or characteristic of a person that is unrelated to the requirements of the job.
Our global strategy for diversity and inclusion
Promoting an inclusive culture through leadership training, collective awareness-raising and positive communication. We promote diversity and inclusion through:
Robust governance model
Positive and constant communication
Inclusive talent management that promotes equal access to opportunities and enables the development and growth of everyone in the company. We promote diversity and inclusion through:
HR processes under diversity criteria
Internal and international mobility
Training and development
Representativeness and inclusion of minorities
Preparation of young professionals for the market
Flexibility and reconciliation measures
To promote and highlight, together with our current and future clients, the organisation's commitment to diversity and the inclusive services offered. We promote diversity and inclusion through:
Increased accessibility for customers with disabilities
Targeted initiatives for vulnerable customers
Promoting energy access
Actively influence our environment to contribute to bring about real change towards a more sustainable future and a fairer society. We promote diversity and inclusion through:
Boosting STEM careers
Volunteering for vulnerable groups
Contribution of the Foundations
Incentive for inclusive practices (suppliers)
Diversity and inclusion in the countries in which we operate
We promote diversity and inclusion through accessibility and innovation in our facilities, products and services. Together with our partners in the countries where we operate, we ensure that we provide everyone with an environment free of barriers, both structural and social. Learn about some of the plans and actions carried out in Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Mexico and Brazil:
One of the aims of the Fundación Iberdrola España is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable people: children, young people and women. To this end, it has a Social Aid Programme in collaboration with non-profit organisations, mainly focused on education and training as useful tools for social inclusion.
ScottishPower is committed to creating an innovative and integrated organisation in which people feel valued and inspired to develop their full potential. It is also moving towards equal pay and work-life balance and is involved with the communities in which it operates through partnerships with different institutions.
AVANGRID focuses its efforts on creating and maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Its diversity and inclusion initiatives are fundamentally linked to three values: sustainability, agility and collaboration.
At Iberdrola Mexico, diversity and inclusion are strategic priorities for sustainable growth and cross-cutting pillars of our activity.
The Neoenergia Institute promotes initiatives to contribute to improving the quality of life of the communities in which it is present, with a commitment to sustainable development. It therefore works to promote human development, inclusion and opportunities for vulnerable people and groups.
Our alliances and recognition in diversity and inclusion
Iberdrola has numerous alliances with international institutions and educational entities in order to maximise the positive impact of its actions and promote diversity and inclusion. So, for example, the company maintains alliances with:
European Round Table (ERT)
The company has also resolved to maintain its presence in the major international sustainable development indices, such as:
Bloomberg Gender Equality Index
Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Workforce Disclosure Initiative