Measurement of the global environmental performance of the group

The Corporate Environmental Footprint (CEF) is defined as a multi-criteria measure of the environmental performance of a goods/services providing organization from a life cycle perspective. The main objective of a CEF is to reduce the environmental impact derived from the organisation's activities.

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The Iberdrola group's Environmental Footprint objectives are:

  • Understand and compare objectively the effect of our activity in the different environmental impact categories, trace their cause, identifying the environmental aspects and the assets/technologies/regions responsible of them. This will be an extra element of information for the company's management system.
  • Have a single homogeneous methodology for the whole group that allows: 
    • Measure to improve, developing activities to reduce the environmental impact, with the aim of: 
      • Improve operational efficiency.
      • Improve our reputation, through transparency.
      • Promote innovation.
      • Make possible intern and extern benchmarking.
      • Reduce environmental risks.
  • Ensure the group's commitment to transparency.

The calculation of the Endpoint provides us with a final value for the company's global environmental performance by grouping the different environmental impacts into a single score. In turn, the Endpoint score values for each impact category are also reported:

Climate change (Human health) 3,247,934,573  
Ozone layer depletion 517,427
Human toxicity 360,604,673
Photochemical ozone formation 184,509
Particulate matter formation 675,577,787
Ionising radiation 9,597,851
Climate change (Ecosystems) 273,571,130
Soil acidification 370,612
Freshwater eutrophication 302,613 8,719,893,393
Soil ecotoxicity 359,059  
Freshwater ecotoxicity 1,041,761
Marine ecotoxicity 177,813
Rural land occupancy 33,329,159
Urban land occupancy 54,551,572
Natural land transformation 15,896,649
Mineral resource depletion 184,751,123
Fossil fuel depletion 3,861,125,081