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 2020. Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020 Only European Electric utility included in the 21 editions, regarded as one of the top sustainable Electric utilities in the world
SAM. Sustainability Award Silver Class 2021. Sustainability Yearbook 2021 Classified as "Silver Class" in the electricity sector
MSCI. MSCI Global Sustainability Index Series In 2021, Iberdrola received a rating of AAA in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment
CDP logo. CDP Climate Change 2020 [PDF] A-
CDP Supplier Engagement Leader 2020. CDP Supplier Engagement Leader 2020 Iberdrola included
GLOBAL100 Global 100 Iberdrola selected in 2021
Sustainalytics. Sustainalytics Iberdrola among the highest rated utilities
Oekom. ISS-oekom Iberdrola classified as Prime
FTSE 4Good Selected for 11 years
Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. 2021 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index Only Spanish electrical utility included in all editions. Selected in recognition for its equal opportunity and gender equality policies.
V.E. V.E - Euronext Vigeo indices: World 120, Eurozone 120 & Europe 120 Iberdrola selected
EcoVadis. EcoVadis Gold EcoVadis Medal. Iberdrola as one of the companies with the best performance
Ethical Companies. 2021 World's Most Ethical Companies ranking prepared by the Ethisphere Institute Only Spanish company present in the ranking. Selected for the eighth consecutive year as one of the most ethical companies in the world
ECPI. ECPI Sense in sustainability Iberdrola included in the most important indices.
STOXX. STOXX Iberdrola included in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders and in the most important indices.
EcoAct. EcoAct Iberdrola classified as the first utility in Spain and in the World top 10 in the Sustainability reporting performance 2020 report.
InfluenceMap Iberdrola in the top 10 best qualified companies
MERCO mercoEMPRESAS 2020 and mercoRESPONSABILIDAD Y GOBIERNO CORPORATIVO 2020: Iberdrola among the 10 best positioned companies
WBA Electric Utilities Benchmark World Benchmarking Alliance Iberdrola among the top 5 of the world's 50 most influential Electric utilities
Standard Ethics. SE European Utilities Index Iberdrola included in the index
EI New Energy green utilities report. Energy Intelligence Iberdrola as the second utility worldwide in the EI Green Utilities Report 2020
Forbes 2020 GLOBAL 2000: WORLD'S LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES Forbes Iberdrola selected in Forbes 2020 GLOBAL 2000: WORLD'S LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES
Brand finance. Brand Finance Iberdrola among the 500 most valuable brands globally
WDi (Workforce Disclosure Initiative) Iberdrola 2020 disclosure score above the average
OpenODS Index Iberdrola ranked first in the 2020 edition
Fortune Global 500. Fortune Global 500 Iberdrola selected

SUSTAINABILITY DATA (FISCAL YEAR 2020)

  • 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 12M 2020 12M 2019
    CONTRIBUTION TO GDP (GROSS MARGIN)(1) Nota % 0.55 0.49
    CONTRIBUTION TO GDP (NET REVENUES)(1) Nota % 1.05 1.23
    NET PROFIT (€ MILLIONS) 3,610.7 3,466.4
    DIVIDEND YIELD(2) Nota % 3.46 3.87
    CO2 OWNED EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. TOTAL (gr.CO2/kWh) 98 110
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. SPAIN (gr.CO2/kWh) 73 93
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. UK (gr.CO2/kWh) 0 0
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. US (gr.CO2/kWh) 51 73
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. BRAZIL (gr.CO2/kWh) 53 70
    CO2 OWNED EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD. MEXICO (gr.CO2/kWh) 324 327
    EMISSION-FREE OWNED PRODUCTION. TOTAL (GWh) 92,163 82,810
    EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION. SPAIN (GWh) 50,235 45,928
    RATIO OUTPUT EMISSION-FREE OWNED PRODUCTION OUT OF PRODUCTION. TOTAL % 75 72
    RATIO OUTPUT EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION OUT OF PRODUCTION. SPAIN % 84 79
    EMISSION-FREE OWNED INSTALLED CAPACITY. TOTAL (MW) 37,997 35,116
    EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY. SPAIN (MW) 20,588 19,703
    EMISSION-FREE OWNED INSTALLED CAPACITY. TOTAL % 79 77
    EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY. SPAIN % 77 74

     

    Figures taken from the Fiscal year 2020 Results Report [PDF] and the Fiscal year 2020 Results Presentation [PDF] published on 24 February 2021 by the company. For more information please see the Press Release, videos and audio published as part of the Fiscal year 2020 Results Presentation on 24 February 2021.

    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 3Q 2020).
    (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 (*) Nota
    ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS UNITS 12M 2020 12M 2019
    EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY % 79 % 77 %
    RENEWABLE ENERGY INSTALLED CAPACITY % 73 % 70 %
    EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION % 75 % 72 %
    RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION % 55 % 52 %
    SPECIFIC CO2 EMISSIONS t/GWh 98 110
    SPECIFIC SO2 EMISSIONS t/GWh 0.009 0.011
    SPECIFIC NOx EMISSIONS t/GWh 0.326 0.326
    SPECIFIC PARTICULATE EMISSIONS t/GWh 0.007 0.007

     

    Figures taken from the Fiscal year 2020 Results Report [PDF] and the Fiscal year 2020 Results Presentation [PDF] published on 24 February 2021 by the company. For more information please see the Press Release, videos and audio published as part of the Fiscal year 2020 Results Presentation on 24 February 2021.

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

    (*) Nota Iberdrola excludes the capacity and production of the power plants operated by Iberdrola in Mexico as an Independent Energy Producer (IEP), because Iberdrola does not have operational control over these facilities. CFE is responsible for taking decisions regarding the disposal and commissioning of these plants.

  • 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 tenth 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 Fiscal year 2020, around 37,000 people work for Iberdrola. In addition, 20,000 new employees are expected to be hired between 2020 and 2025 and the purchases of goods and services from more than 22,000 suppliers will help to maintain around 500,000 jobs in the world at the end of the period.

    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 Fiscal year 2020 Results Report [PDF] and the Fiscal year 2020 Results Presentation [PDF] published on 24 February 2021 by the company. For more information please see the Press Release, videos and audio published as part of the Fiscal year 2020 Results Presentation on 24 February 2021.

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