PARALYMPIC SPORT

Proud to support paralympic sport

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Iberdrola has collaborated with the ADOP Plan, the Spanish plan to support paralympians, since it was initially created in 2005. The plan aims to provide Spanish paralympic athletes with the best possible conditions to train and achieve success in the Paralympic Games.

The ADOP Plan is an initiative by the Spanish Paralympic Committee, the Higher Sports Council (CSD) and the Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030. Its existence is made possible by financial contributions from companies like Iberdrola, which took the decision to invest in paralympic sport as a way of transmitting the values that these athletes represent — such as effort, determination and teamwork — to society. The company was one of the first sponsors of this programme, which was launched in 2005, and it continues to be totally committed to paralympic sport.

The ADOP Plan includes a Scholarship Programme which provides athletes with financial aid so they can focus on sport as their main activity, and a Programme of Services that includes an integral training support system, with training at high performance facilities and a medical service, among others. It also has a Direct Federation Sponsorship Programme and a Social Dissemination and Sponsor Return Programme.

At present, a total of 22 disciplines are considered paralympic sports. Paralympic sports include both conventional sports in which people with disabilities can take part without modification, as well as sports that have been adapted for people with disabilities and created specifically for these participants.

Just as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regulates Olympic sports, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) supervises the Paralympic Games through its national federations. There are two categories of Paralympic Games: the winter games (alpine skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, biathlon, chair curling and ice hockey) and the summer games (athletics, chair basketball, boccia, cycling, riding, wheelchair fencing, 5-a-side football, goalball, weightlifting, judo, swimming, paratriathlon, canoeing, rowing, chair rugby, table tennis, archery and Olympic shooting).

'INVINCIBLES', A SERIES THAT RAISES THE PROFILE OF PARALYMPIC SPORT

To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), which is held on 3 December 2020 every year, Iberdrola is launching Invincibles, a set of interviews designed to raise the profile of paralympic sport and underline values such as the will to succeed, the desire to chase your dreams and the capacity to forge ahead. Meet the stars!

  • sub SARA REVUELTA, CHAIR BASKETBALL

    "Chase your dreams, but conquer your space"

    "Every day, I tell myself: Sara, there's a place for you out there. Earn it with the same determination with which you earned your place here." Sara Revuelta overcame leukaemia when she was five years old, which left her paralysed in the lower part of her body. Since that time, she has won two European championships, four Ligas and six King's Cups in chair basketball. Born in Madrid, she plays for the Ilunion team and will captain the Spanish national team at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2021. She is studying Physics and dreams of working at NASA some day. Through the Invincibles campaign, Revuelta would like to thank Iberdrola for supporting adapted sport, which is essential to raise its visibility.

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WE DRIVE EQUALITY THROUGH SPORT

Iberdrola looks upon sport as the perfect vehicle for progressing toward equality. The group is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment where everyone feels represented, for which it carries out different activities and initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion.

Through sport, Iberdrola supports the inclusion of people with disability and encourages equality and the empowerment of women, promoting talent, real equality and social development. As well as collaborating with the ADOP Plan, the company is the main driving force behind women's sport in Spain, through its sponsorship of the Women's Universe programme from the CSD. It also has an International corporate volunteering programme through which it carries out social projects aimed at integrating vulnerable groups.

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Diversity and inclusion, a priority for sustainable growth

Iberdrola group works to guarantee the diversity and inclusion of its employees and suppliers, improve the accessibility of the products and services it offers and move towards a more diverse and inclusive society in the countries in which it operates.
Diversity and Inclusion Report 2019.

We are advancing towards a fairer and more egalitarian society

The company's commitment to the creation of sustainable value has driven it to make some significant achievements regarding diversity and inclusion, both with its employees and with its customers, suppliers and society at large, as described in the Diversity and Inclusion Report 2019.
Carolina Marín

Encouraging participation by women in the world of sports

Iberdrola is the main sponsor of the Women's Universe programme from the Higher Sports Council, through which it supports 16 women's sports federations and lends its name to 22 top-level leagues and another 35 competitions.
Ignacio Galán, chairman of Iberdrola.

We are allocating over 1.2 million euros to our 2021 Social Programme

The company will support a total of 34 social projects to benefit vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Our Social Programme has disbursed more than 10 million euros to more than 400 initiatives in the last decade.