We take a decentralised approach to environmental management
In accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, issues are dealt with and resolved in each region by the business responsible.
To comply with the approved policies, the company has an organisation that deals with the environment in a decentralised manner. Applying the subsidiarity principle, all matters relating to the environment must thus be dealt with and resolved in each region by each affected business. As a result of this model, the environmental organisation of the Company is structured in the following manner:
- Senior Management: set and define the environmental policies, strategy, and organisation for the entire Group through the Board and the Management Committees.
- Innovation, Environment, and Quality Division: proposes the policies, models and management systems, sets the environmental directives and goals associated therewith, reports on environmental performance, inventories the company's global emissions, proposes environmental activities, and coordinates all of the company's environmental activities. Finally, it manages the relationship with stakeholders (governments, businesses in the industry, environmental organisations, etc.).
- Environmental Divisions at the businesses, which are responsible for maintaining the environmental management systems (mainly based on the ISO 14001 standard), including compliance with legal obligations, setting the environmental goals of the business, making plans for improvement, and generally performing all operational duties relating to the environment within the scope of their business in each region.
This entire organisation of the environmental area turns around Iberdrola's Environmental Management Model, the purpose of which is to create a common framework allowing for the coordination of the various environmental management systems of each of the businesses.