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 results of the Iberdrola group's Environmental Footprint derived from the activities of the 2018 Financial Year are:

Climate change (Human health) 3,507,694,614
Ozone layer depletion 594,001
Human toxicity 618,692,737
Photochemical ozone formation 151,302
Particulate matter formation 736,983,003
Ionising radiation 12,126,453
Climate change (Ecosystems) 295,405,413
Soil acidification 480,171
Freshwater eutrophication 498,045
Soil ecotoxicity 1,595,127
Freshwater ecotoxicity 764,160
Marine ecotoxicity 130,776
Rural land occupancy 48,613,114
Urban land occupancy 4,430,858
Natural land transformation 23,879,535
Mineral resource depletion 164,020,196
Fossil fuel depletion 3,819,931,350
Iberdrola group's Environmental Footprint 9,235,990,855


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