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The aim of Iberdrola group's supplier awards is to incentivise and recognise excellence, sustainable development, quality, internationalisation, innovation, corporate social responsibility, job creation and the prevention of workplace risks.


Iberdrola handed over its 2018 Global Supplier of the Year Awards, whose purpose is to incentivize, promote and acknowledge the work of its suppliers, key to achieving the company' strategic objectives.

The event took place at the auditorium of Iberdrola's Campus in San Agustín del Guadalix (Madrid), was attended by some 340 guests, including representatives of 167 global suppliers of the group across different countries and industries. Also in attendance were the Chairman of the Iberdrola group, Ignacio Galán.

 Contribution to sustainability

Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola

With our suppliers we are addressing the important challenges posed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Companies are making a key contribution to the realisation of the new agenda

Iberdrola, which provides jobs for 400,000 people through its global procurement, expects to award contracts worth €9 billion by the year's end, 5% more than the previous year, to thousands of suppliers around the world.

Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola

Only competitive, innovative, efficient and responsible professionals can help us meet our future plans. A future that we see as being green and digital

Most of the contracts have benefitted suppliers from the company's core countries — the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Spain —, as well as companies from countries where the group is developing major initiatives, such as Portugal and France.

The suppliers awarded in each of the 12 categories were:

  • Supplier of the Year award: WEG (Brazil)
  • Equipment: Schneider Electric (France)
  • Service Quality and Response: Northline Utilities (US)
  • Energy Services: Integral Management Future (Spain)
  • Non-energy Services: SHL (The Netherlands)
  • Environment: Aecom (United Kingdom)
  • CSR: Fonabec A.C. (Mexico)
  • Competitiveness and Innovation: Innova-TSN (Spain)
  • Diversity and Equality: ITB Equipamentos (Brazil)
  • Occupational Health and Safety: Brown & Mason (United Kingdom)
  • Construction Services: Socorpena (Portugal)
  • Internationalisation: Ibermática (Spain)


Iberdrola Mexico celebrated the Supplier of the Year Awards with the purpose of recognising the service and commitment of its suppliers to the growth of the company throughout 2017 under the slogan: Because you are our energy. The company gave these awards in recognition to quality, innovation, respect for the environment and prevention of occupation hazards, paying special attention to the value of ethics and the transparency of its suppliers.

ScottishPower is going through a record investment phase, and in the last two years, it has awarded contracts worth £5,000 million to over 3,500 suppliers, some of which received an award on the 9th of November 2017 during a special event held at the headquarters building of ScottishPower in Glasgow.

For its part, Iberdrola presented the 2017 Spanish Supplier of the Year Awards at the Iberdrola Tower building on 17 October 2017, with the purpose of incentivizing and recognising the employment of women and young people, respect for the environment, innovation and technological development, social commitment, internationalisation, diversity and equal opportunities and the prevention of occupational risks in the corporate management practices of its suppliers.

Avangrid named a Texas-based supplier of wind turbine components as its 2017 Supplier of the Year at an event that celebrated the achievements of business partners across a wide range of categories. Approximately 250 suppliers and employees from coast to coast turned out to attend the awards event.

Finally, Elektro held on 25 May 2017 the 13th edition of its Supplier of the Year Award, which was attended by over 300 guests in Campinas (Brazil). This year they discussed best practice and general security concerns. During the ceremony, which was mainly attended by material and service suppliers, special mentions were awarded for innovation, sustainability and security.