Creating value for society
Loyal to our firm commitment to creating sustainable value for society at large, Iberdrola group works tirelessly to strengthen the initiatives that make up our social dividend, with the intention that our activity should nurture the development of the communities in our areas of influence.
We invest to look ahead to the energy transition
Iberdrola is in the midst of in a stage of sustainable growth in its main geographical and business areas to continue responding to the challenges of the energy transition, providing solutions that have shaped the company, such as the utility of the future after having anticipated the trends of the sector.
Our investment plan
We create value for our shareholders
We provide an increasing remuneration for our almost 600,000 shareholders, outperforming in 2020 the Eurostoxx utilities by 18 % and the Ibex-35 by over 40 % giving a total return for shareholders of 800 % over the last 20 years. Iberdrola also maintains a constructive, ongoing and effective dialogue with its shareholders so it is aware of their opinions and concerns and can encourage their involvement in the life of the company.
We generate employment and encourage professional development
Iberdrola recruited nearly 4,700 new professionals by 2023, with more than 90 nationalities. The commitment to the professional development of almost 42,300 employees is reflected in the 73.5 hours of training per employee per year, as well as in the implementation of measures to promote work-life balance, in which Iberdrola is a pioneer.
We support innovation and entrepreneurship
Innovation will continue to be an essential tool to keep Iberdrola at the forefront of the transformation of the sector, as reflected by our position as the most innovative Spanish utility and the third most innovative in the world. We have allocated 385 million euros in 2023 to R&D&I activities and we will keep increasing our investment during next years.
We take care of the environment and we are committed to energy efficiency
Iberdrola's emissions are reduced to only 55 gCO2/kWh in Europe (80% less than the sector average) and 77 gCO2/kWh globally by the end of 2022. According to the 2023 Dow Jones Sustainability Index the company is one of the world's most sustainable electricity companies. It is also the only European electricity company to have been included in all 24 editions of the aforementioned index.
We are strengthening our pull effect with suppliers
Iberdrola implements a responsible supply chain management policy, sharing best practices for sustainability with all its trading partners.
We offer products adapted to the needs of our customers
Commitment to our customers, the more than 100 million people we supply with energy around the world, is evident in the safe, high-quality supply that we offer through increasingly efficient equipment and technologies, together with the best and most innovative energy solutions that we put at their disposal, driven by the intense digital transformation of the company.
We are committed to society, training and research
The group's foundations implement programmes in the fields of training and research, conservation of biodiversity, promotion of art and culture, and cooperation.
Contributing to sustainable development
In the core of our corporate culture
At Iberdrola, one of the basic premises for the success of our business model is the sustainable development of the communities in which we operate and the welfare of people in general.