Indexes and data of sustainability

Sustainability and corporate reputation

ESG Transparency Corporate social responsibility

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 Rating/Situation
Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020. Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2023 Only European Electric utility included in the 24 editions,      considered one of the most sustainable electric companies in the world. DJSI World & DJSI Europe
Sustainability Yearbook 2024 S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2024 Top 5 % S&P Global CSA Score
MSCI. MSCI Global Sustainability Index Series AAA rating in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment
CDP Climate Change 2023 [PDF] Enlace externo, se abre en ventana nueva. A
CDP Supplier Engagement Leader 2022 Iberdrola included
Sustainalytics. Sustainalytics Iberdrola among the highest rated utilities
Oekom. ISS ESG Iberdrola classified as Prime
FTSE 4Good Selected in the index since 2009
Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. 2023 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index Only Spanish electrical utility included in all editions. Selected in recognition for its equal opportunity and gender equality policies.

 
Equileap Top 100 Globally for gender equality in 2024
Euronext Vigeo indices: World 120, Europe 120 & Eurozone 100 ESG Iberdrola selected
EcoVadis Gold EcoVadis Medal. Iberdrola as one of the companies with the best performance
2024 World's Most Ethical Companies ranking prepared by the Ethisphere Institute Only Spanish company present in the ranking. Consecutively selected since 2014 as one of the world's most ethical companies.
CARBON CLEAN 200 You Sow & Corporate Knights First Spanish company in the ranking for its commitment to clean energy
ECPI. ECPI Sense in sustainability Iberdrola included in the most important indices.
STOXX Global ESG Leaders Indices STOXX Iberdrola included in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders and in the most important indices.
InfluenceMap Iberdrola among the companies with the best performance
WBA Electric Utilities Benchmark World Benchmarking Alliance Iberdrola among the most influential utilities in the world
Standard Ethics. SE European Utilities Index Iberdrola included in the index
EI New Energy Green Utilities report. Energy Intelligence Iberdrola in the top 3 of the EI Green Utilities Report 2023 ranking
Forbes 2023 GLOBAL 2000: WORLD´S LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES Forbes Iberdrola selected in Forbes 2023 GLOBAL 2000: WORLD´S LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES
Brand Finance. Brand Finance Iberdrola among the 500 most valuable brands globally
WDi (Workforce Disclosure Initiative) Iberdrola among the 10 % of companies with the best score
OpenCorporation Iberdrola first company in the 2023 ranking

Sustainability data

  • 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 2023 2022
    CONTRIBUTION TO GDP (GROSS MARGIN)(1) Nota % 0.59 0.63
    CONTRIBUTION TO GDP (NET REVENUES)(1) Nota % 1.18 1.79
    NET PROFIT (€ MILLIONS) 4,802.8 4,338.6
    DIVIDEND YIELD(2) Nota % 4.22 4,10
    CO2 OWNED EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD: TOTAL (gCO2/kWh) 77 83
    CO2 OWNED EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD: EUROPE (gCO2/kWh) 55 62
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD: SPAIN (gCO2/kWh) 58 72
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD: UK (gCO2/kWh) 0 0
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD: US (gCO2/kWh) 55 46
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD: BRAZIL (gCO2/kWh) 4 1
    CO2 OWNED EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD: MEXICO (gCO2/kWh) 292 291
    CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE PERIOD: IEI (gCO2/kWh) 8 8
    RATIO OUTPUT EMISSION-FREE OWNED PRODUCTION OUT OF PRODUCTION: TOTAL % 80 79
    RATIO OUTPUT EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION OUT OF PRODUCTION: EUROPE % 89 86
    RATIO OUTPUT EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION OUT OF PRODUCTION: SPAIN % 87 84
    RATIO OUTPUT EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION OUT OF PRODUCTION: UK % 100 100
    RATIO OUTPUT EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION OUT OF PRODUCTION: US % 87 91
    RATIO OUTPUT EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION OUT OF PRODUCTION: BRAZIL % 99 100
    RATIO OUTPUT EMISSION-FREE OWNED PRODUCTION OUT OF PRODUCTION: MEXICO % 16 17
    RATIO OUTPUT EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION OUT OF PRODUCTION: IEI % 99 98
    RATIO EMISSION-FREE OWNED INSTALLED CAPACITY: TOTAL % 81 80
    RATIO EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY: EUROPE   83 82
    RATIO EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY: SPAIN % 80 79
    RATIO EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY: UK % 100 100
    RATIO EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY: US % 91 91
    RATIO EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY: BRAZIL % 88 89
    RATIO EMISSION-FREE OWNED INSTALLED CAPACITY: MEXICO % 30 30
    RATIO EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY: IEI % 94 91

     

    Figures taken from the 2023 Results Report [PDF] External link, opens in new window. and the 2023 Results Presentation [PDF] External link, opens in new window. published on 22 February 2024 by the company. For more information please see the Press Release, videos and audio published as part of this Results Presentation.

    For more information on the indexes and data of sustainability, updated on a quarterly basis, please access the Iberdrola Group's Results page.

     

     

    (1) Nota Source: Iberdrola Results and National Quarterly Accounting for Spain - INE (Last data published in Q4 2022).
    (2) Nota Dividends paid in the last 12 months and Shareholder' Meeting attendance bonus/price at the end of period.

  • 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 2023 2022
    EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY % 81 80
    RENEWABLE ENERGY INSTALLED CAPACITY % 75 75
    EMISSION-FREE PRODUCTION % 80 78
    RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION % 62 59
    SPECIFIC CO2 EMISSIONS t/GWh 77 83
    SPECIFIC SO2 EMISSIONS t/GWh 0.008 0.006
    SPECIFIC NOx EMISSIONS t/GWh 0.336 0.35
    SPECIFIC PARTICULATE EMISSIONS t/GWh 0.007 0.007

     

    Figures taken from the 2023 Results Report [PDF]External link, opens in new window. and the 2023 Results Presentation [PDF] published on 22 February 2024 by the company. For more information please see the press release, videos and audio published as part of this Results Presentation.

    For more information on the indexes and data of sustainability, updated on a quarterly basis, please access the Iberdrola Group's Results page.

    (*) 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.

  • 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.

  • Iberdrola's commitment to the quality of life of citizens extends to Company employees. At the end of 2023, more than 42,270 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, Group's Occupational Health and Safety Policy requires its Companies to implement and certify Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems that guarantee the adoption of the best standards in this area, in accordance with local legal and regulatory requirements and in accordance with the ISO 45001:2018 standard.

    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 People Management 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 2023 Results Report [PDF] External link, opens in new window. and the 2023 Results Presentation [PDF], External link, opens in new window. published on 22 February 2024 by the company. For more information please see the Press Release, videos and audio published as part of this Results Presentation.

    You can directly access the ISO 45001:2018 Certificates of the various Subholding companies and other Iberdrola Group companies.

    For more information on the indexes and data of sustainability, updated on a quarterly basis, please access the Iberdrola Group's Results page.

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