2023 Awards for Global Supplier of the Year
We present the Iberdrola Awards for the Global Supplier of the Year
In this edition, the awards went to six companies that stand out for their commitment to innovation, equality, quality, sustainability and job creation, among others, which contribute to a decarbonised economy
Ignacio Galán, executive chairman of Iberdrola
These awards are not only about economic efficiency or agility in operations, but also about the contribution to a greener, fairer and more sustainable economic model that generates opportunities for all. We are a company with values that wants companies that share our vision to be at its side
Global Supplier of the Year 2023: Allies for green industrialisation
Iberdrola has brought together around 100 international business leaders for the presentation of the Global Supplier of the Year 2023 Awards, highlighting its essential role in the generation of employment, wealth and the transition to more sustainable energy.
Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola, stated that "these awards are not only about economic efficiency or agility in operations, but also about contributing to a greener, fairer and more sustainable economic model that generates opportunities for all. We are a company with values that wants companies that share our vision to be at its side". Galán also encouraged the attendees, whom he called "allies for green industrialisation", to continue collaborating with the company to generate tangible value at a global level, stressing that they are just at the beginning of a true revolution that will ensure energy autonomy and decarbonisation.
In this edition, the awards were presented to six companies that stand out for their commitment to innovation, equality, quality, sustainability and job creation, thus contributing to a decarbonised economy through investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale storage projects and innovative solutions for their customers. At Iberdrola, we continue to implement a strategy of developing local suppliers for our strategic procurements, generating direct and indirect employment and maintaining a solid industrial presence in the geographic areas where we operate, with a total of around 400,000 indirect jobs generated by our purchases in 2022.
At Iberdrola we continue to implement a strategy of developing local suppliers for our strategic procurements.
In 2023, in the first 10 months, the volume of purchases invoiced to suppliers in Spain already amounts to more than 10 million euros. According to the 2023-2025 outlook, the Group's investments will exceed €47 billion in three years. By 2030, our activities will support more than 500,000 jobs globally across the supply chain. Of this figure, more than 85,000 jobs will be in Spain.
The six companies honoured in the Global Supplier of the Year Awards 2023 are:
- The Supplier of the Year Award went to the Brazilian company ITB Equipamientos Eléctricos. The company manufactures distribution transformers for Neoenergia and Avangrid, and has stood out for solving the problems of lack of local capacity.
- The award in the Economic Recovery and Job Creation category went to the Navantia - Windar alliance in recognition of its conversion of the FENE shipyard thanks to the collaboration agreement with Iberdrola and for its creation of approximately 400 new jobs.
In the Energy Transition category, the winner was the Scottish company I&H Brown, a family-owned civil works company that has gone from working on coal to wind projects, batteries and grids.
- In the Sustainability category, Iberdrola recognised the work of the Portuguese company Conduril Engenharia, after successfully building the Alto Támega dam and obtaining a good ESG score, especially in the environmental area, in Iberdrola's evaluation model, designed to assess the positioning and performance of suppliers in the three fundamental areas of sustainability: environmental, social and governance.
- The Diversity and Equality award went to the US company WECS Renewables for being a Woman-owned company, a governmental nomenclature that recognises that at least 51% of the company is managed and controlled by women, and for contributing to the objective of Iberdrola's subsidiary in the country, Supply Chain Diversity, a programme that increases purchases from suppliers that are made up of diverse groups. WECS is a supplier of spare parts and maintenance for Avangrid's wind power business.
- In the Entrepreneurship section, the winner was the Brazilian company Voltbras, a start-up that stands out for its digital solution for the interoperability of charging points for electric vehicles. For Iberdrola Brazil, it has collaborated in the development of the NEO charging platform for customers and in the pioneering Green Corridor project (Natal to Salvador). Perseo, Iberdrola's start-up programme, has a minority stake in the company.
See the winners of previous editions:
Iberdrola has been recognising the efforts of its suppliers for decades, both in global and in local awards in the five main countries where it operates (Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and Mexico). The goal of Iberdrola's supplier awards is to promote and recognise the excellence, sustainable development, quality, internationalisation, innovation, corporate social responsibility, job creation and occupational risk prevention.
Our businesses in the different countries, as well as the corporate units (Environment, Quality, Innovation, Prevention, Sustainability, etc.). and the Purchasing unit itself select those suppliers who have been particularly outstanding in the performance of their contracts every year.
Supplier of the Year Awards Gala 2022 (Spanish version)
Supplier of the Year Award: Ormazabal.
Equipment manufacturer award: Gonvarri Solar.
Internationalisation Award: Deutsche Windtechnik.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award: Beeplanet.
Diversity and Equality Award: INAEL.
Award for Digitalisation and new technologies: BLUETAB (IBM group).
Works and Technical Services Award: Lizelan.
Non-Technical Services Award: JA Garrigues.
Energy Transition Award: Eco Energías del Guadiana de Extremadura.
Award for Sustainability and SDG contribution: Mil SA Trillo Galicia.
Award for economic recovery and job creation: IDESA (GDA-Windar).
Award ceremony in Mexico
In addition to the awards in Spain, the Supplier of the Year awards were also held in Mexico and were given to 8 strategic allies, in addition to 8 other finalists.
Supplier of the Year: Winner SAPCO and runner-up Mitsubishi Power de México.
Digitalisation and innovation: Winner Siemens and runner-up Critical Arc.
Occupational Health and Safety: Winner Mitsui & Co Infrastructure Solutions and runner-up COPSA Desarrollos.
Sustainability: Winner Greening Renovables and finalist Concentrate Project.
Corporate Social Responsibility: Winner Iluméxico and finalist Educación para Compartir.
Ethics and Compliance: Winner Remo Range Security and runner-up SIGMA Construction and Integral Services.
Equality: Winner Aequale and runner-up BLK Logistics.
Energy Transition: Winner Solarever Technology of America and finalist Eco Ibérica.
2021 Supplier of the Year Awards
Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, accompanied by the minister of Education and Vocational Training, Isabel Celaá, and the chairman of Iberdrola group, Ignacio Galán, presented the 2021 Supplier of the Year Awards. The awards recognised the key role of the value chain in the achievement of Iberdrola's strategic projects and the relevance of creating an ecosystem of suppliers working towards the same objectives. The winners were:
RETO Equality: Mapfre.
RETO Employment: Ibermática.
RETO Digitalisation: Kirby.
RETO Energy Transition: Van Oord.
RETO COVID Special Mention: Amara, Ormazabal, Iturri, Wottoline and DSV.