INDEXES AND DATA OF SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability and corporate reputation

The economic, environmental and social activity of companies is subject to scrutiny by a large number of specialised agencies. Analysis of this activity is very often reflected in the publication of specific indexes and reports on the subject.

Valuation of Iberdrola in the main sustainability indexes
  INDEXES/ORGANIZATION EVALUATION
Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2019 Only European electric utility included in the 20 editions, regarded as one of the top sustainable electric utilities in the world
RobecoSAM. Sustainability Award Silver Class 2019. Sustainability Yearbook 2019 Classified as "Silver Class" in the electricity sector
MSCI Global Sustainability Index Series Iberdrola selected AAA
CDP logo. CDP Climate Change [PDF] A-
Global 100. Global 100 Iberdrola selected in 2019
Sustainalytics. Sustainalytics Iberdrola among the highest rated utilities
Oekom. ISS-oekom Iberdrola classified as Prime
FTSE 4Good Selected for 10 years
Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index Only Spanish electrical utility included in the 2019 ranking. Selected in recognition for its equal opportunity and gender equality policies
Euronext Vigeoaeiris logo. Euronext Vigeo Eiris indices: World 120, Eurozone 120 & Europe 120 Iberdrola selected
Ecovadis. Ecovadis Iberdrola as one of the companies with the best performance
Ethical Companies. 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies ranking prepared by the Ethisphere Institute Only Spanish company present in the ranking. Selected for the sixth consecutive year as one of the most ethical companies in the world
ECPI. ECPI Sense in sustainability Iberdrola included in the indexes: ECPI world ESG Equity, ECPI Euro ESG Equity, ECPI Global Renewable Energy Liquid, ECPI Global Clean Energy, ECPI Global Climate Change Liquid and ECPI Global Developed ESG Corporate Bond
STOXX. STOXX Global ESG Leaders/Europe 600 ESG-X/Europe Climate Impact, Euro STOXX ESG Leaders 50/Sustainability 40/50 Low Carbon Iberdrola selected
EcoAct. EcoAct Iberdrola classified as the first Spanish company and the first utility in the world top 10 in the sustainability reporting performance 2019 report.
InfluenceMap Iberdrola in Top 25 scoring companies
MERCO mercoEMPRESAS 2019 and mercoRESPONSABILIDAD Y GOBIERNO CORPORATIVO 2019: Leader among utilities: energy, gas and water industry
Green Rankings. Newsweek Green Rankings 2017 Iberdrola fifth utility worldwide
EI New Energy green utilities report. Energy Intelligence Iberdrola among the top three utilities in the EI New Green Utilities Report 2018
Forbes 2019 GLOBAL WORLD'S LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES 2000 Forbes Iberdrola selected in Forbes 2019: GLOBAL WORLD'S LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES 2000
ET Engaged tracking logo. Emission Transparency Index Iberdrola selected
Fortune Global 500. Fortune Global 500 Iberdrola selected

SUSTAINABILITY DATA (NINE MONTHS 2019)

  • Economic Indicators

    Iberdrola's contribution to sustainable development materialises via social responsibility practices serving the needs and expectations of its interest groups, with whom the company maintains a set of communication and dialogue routes to help it achieve the following: Reporting objectives, actions and achievements reached in this area. As far as the economic side is concerned, the attached table reflects the main sustainability indicators affecting Iberdrola's business activities.

    Sustainability indicators
    SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS UNITS 9M 2019 9M 2018
    CONTRIBUTION TO GDP (GROSS MARGIN)(1) Nota % 0.49 0.50
    CONTRIBUTION TO GDP (NET REVENUES)(1) Nota % 1.22 1.23
    NET PROFIT (€ MILLIONS) 2,517 2,091
    DIVIDEND YIELD(2) Nota % 3.73 5.22
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. TOTAL (gr.CO2/kWh) 107 111
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. SPAIN (gr.CO2/kWh) 96 81
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. UK (gr.CO2/kWh) 0 218
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. US (gr.CO2/kWh) 63 45
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. BRAZIL (gr.CO2/kWh) 57 80
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. MEXICO (gr.CO2/kWh) 329 344
    EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION. TOTAL (GWh) 61,672 64,064
    EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION. SPAIN (GWh) 33,852 37,628
    RATIO OUTPUT EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION OUT OF PRODUCTION. TOTAL % 73 74
    RATIO OUTPUT EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION OUT OF PRODUCTION. SPAIN % 78 86
    EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY. TOTAL (MW) 34,183 33,302
    EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY. SPAIN (MW) 19,204 19,013
    EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY. TOTAL % 76 75
    EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY. SPAIN % 74 73
    RATIO OUTPUT WITH TOTAL HIGH EMISSIONS TECHNOLOGIES % 0 1
    RATIO OUTPUT WITH TOTAL LOW EMISSIONS TECHNOLOGIES % 45 40

     

    Figures taken from the Nine months 2019 Results Report [PDF] and the Nine months 2019 Results Presentation [PDF] published on 30 October 2019 by the company. For more information please see the Press Release, videos and audio published as part of the Nine months 2019 Results Presentation on 30 October 2019.

    To find out the results of previous years access to Results.

    (1) Nota Source: Iberdrola Results and National Quarterly Accounting for Spain - INE (Last data published in Q2 2019).
    (2) Nota Dividends paid in the last 12 months and Shareholder' Meeting attendance bonus/price at the end of period.

  • Environmental Indicators

    The review of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive and the regulations arising from the Large Combustion Facilities Directive and other regulations on emissions involve the application of limit emission values that are stricter for certain atmospheric pollutants (SO2, NOx and particulate matter) or restrictions on the operation of existing facilities. Iberdrola has anticipated these regulations in investment plans and operation projections for existing facilities.

    These three issues have been included in the Strategic Plan and its public presentation discusses each matter. Here, it is interesting to note how the proposals recently submitted by the European Commission involve an important drive for two of the issues mentioned in Iberdrola's strategic plan, in addition to being two of the fundamental elements of the plan, namely:

    • The Draft Directive to promote renewable energy submitted by the European Commission in January 2008.
    • The Draft Directive on Emission Trade.
    Environmental indicators
    ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS UNITS 9M 2019 9M 2018
    EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY % 76% 75%
    RENEWABLE ENERGY INSTALLED CAPACITY % 69% 68%
    EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION % 73% 74%
    RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION % 51% 54%
    SPECIFIC CO2 EMISSIONS t/GWh 107 111
    SPECIFIC SO2 EMISSIONS t/GWh 0.015 0.028
    SPECIFIC NOx EMISSIONS t/GWh 0.080 0.090
    SPECIFIC PARTICULATE EMISSIONS t/GWh 0.003 0.003

     

    Figures taken from the Nine months 2019 Results Report [PDF] and the Nine months 2019 Results Presentation [PDF] published on 30 October 2019 by the company. For more information please see the Press Release, videos and audio published as part of the Nine months 2019 Results Presentation on 30 October 2019.

    To find out the results of previous years access to Results.

  • Quality Indicators

    Generation and distribution operate in compliance with the permits secured from environmental regulating authorities in each region and are subject to restrictions and obligations guaranteeing the protection of the local environment. Prior to their construction, an Environmental Impact Assessment is conducted for new infrastructure projects - impact analysis and prevention mechanisms bearing in mind diverse alternatives and establishing corrective measures -. When this exists, the project shall be modified where possible, adopting available technical improvements and measures identified as necessary to minimise the impact and, if mitigation cannot be comprehensive, possible compensatory measures.

    Control over impacts is not over after having constructed the facilities, rather it continues into the operating and dismantling stages thereof with the implementation of Environmental Management Systems. Duly certified environmental systems are available as per the pertinent standard (ISO 1400 or EMAS) to forestall and control environmental risks. In Spain and the United Kingdom, running hydroelectric plants adheres to the requirements laid out in the Water Framework Directive, while thermal generation plants satisfy them as arranged for under the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive.

    Elektro received the eighth Abradee award in its history, for the best Energy Distribution Company in Brazil, granted by the Brazilian Association of Electricity Distribution Companies.

  • Labour Indicators

    Iberdrola's commitment to the quality of life of citizens extends to Company employees. At the close of the Nine months 2019, 34,584 people work for Iberdrola.

    Iberdrola works continuously in the quality of the benefits delivered to those who are part of our project. Thus, the company has been noted for its commitment  such as continuous training and its leading position in balancing family and professional life, with family and maternity measures that exceed the demands of current legislation. We were also the first Ibex-35 company to implement a shorter working day with no lunch break. Bringing personal and family life into balance is one of the main principles of the Human Resources policy at Iberdrola.

    Following the guidelines included in the Spanish Act on Equality among Men and Women, Iberdrola Group has set forth measures in its collective agreement showing a firm will to promote real equality, eliminating the obstacles and social stereotypes avoiding its achievement.

     

    Figures taken from the Nine months 2019 Results Report [PDF] and the Nine months 2019 Results Presentation [PDF] published on 30 October 2019 by the company. For more information please see the Press Release, videos and audio published as part of the Nine months 2019 Results Presentation on 30 October 2019.

    To find out the results of previous years access to Results.