Main environmental matters that affect Iberdrola's activity

The information included on the website takes into account the expectations of the environmental groups with which the Company has contact, and is focused on the main environmental matters that affect Iberdrola's activity.

All the information provided on both environmental strategy and management, and performance indicators is related to the activities carried out by the companies managed directly by Iberdrola and separately by other Group companies —subsidiaries—, with more attention given to the former. 

The evaluation of the Group's environmental performance and the ongoing improvement thereof is performed through an Environmental Scorecard (Cuadro de mando medioambiental), which allows for an analysis of environmental performance both globally and by business, thus facilitating the determination of environmental improvement projects throughout the entire Group. This scorecard is the system element determining the quality of the environmental strategy being pursued, defines the standards for the Group's environmental risk mitigation, serves to calculate the value generated by such strategy, and ultimately provides coherence to the overall system, ensuring the convergence of the Group's strategic goals with the specific goals of the businesses.

The aim is to ensure that the information published is relevant and comprehensive, and the stakeholder groups have response capacity. That's why we offer them our "Environment" mailbox, for any suggestion, question or clarification on the environmental information posted on the website.

The information on the performance indicators reflects the Company's environmental results as regards the production facility indicators:


The activities taken into account in order to determine the information boundaries in the environmental dimension are those carried out by Iberdrola in those countries in which the Company's presence is more significant in terms of sustainability. Information is updated annually in the Sustainability Report in point "G4-17 Entities included in the organisation's consolidated financial statements and in the boundary of this report".

All of the aforementioned activities basically define the boundaries of the environmental information of the Iberdrola Group, with the exception of the environmental information regarding renewable activities in Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Germany, and Italy, owing to the impossibility of including them in the corporate systems as of the date of preparation of this report.

By way of supplemental information, the table below shows the rest of the countries in which the Iberdrola Group does business, although Iberdrola's presence in such countries is not significant due to the reduced economic, environmental, and social impact of its activities; therefore, they are not included either in the social or in the environmental boundary.

Due to their significance and materiality, the aforementioned boundaries include:

  • Nuclear plants in which the Company has an interest (joint property entities that own the Trillo/Almaraz and Ascó/Vandellós nuclear plants, and NUCLENOR, S.A.).
  • The most significant activities carried out by the Brazilian group Neoenergia, engaged in the generation, distribution, and retail supply of energy, which activities are conducted through Neoenergia, S.A. and its subsidiaries: the distributors Coelba, Cosern, and Celpe and the generation companies Itapebi, Afluente, and Termopernambucoand the interest in the Brazilian generation companies Energyworks Brasil, Ltda. and Capuava Energy, Ltda.

Also included within the environmental boundary is the information regarding the interest in the Spanish combined cycle plant owned by Bahía de Bizkaia Electricidad, S.L. and regarding the Brazilian Bahia, Rio, Goiás Sul, Corumbá, Baguari, and Dardanelos hydroelectric plants owned by the Neoenergía Group.

Finally, the social boundary includes labour information regarding the Brazilian company NC Energía, dedicated to retail supply activities. As a supplement and to the extent deemed relevant, the social information includes significant events concerning other affiliated companies.

Tipología de las actividades de comercialización:LIB: actividades en mercados liberalizados, independientes de las actividades de distribución.REG: actividades en mercados regulados, conjuntamente con las actividades de distribución. El abastecimiento de estos mercados no se ha considerado como actividad en el mercado mayorista.

Estas actividades se describen con detalle en