Iberdrola: an integrated mix of cultures and talent
Having a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of society and our clients is the strength of our organization. We value each person for what they are, knowing that each one has an important contribution to make. At global level, the Iberdrola group has incorporated a number of policies designed to create a favourable workplace environment based on equal opportunities, non-discrimination and respect for diversity. We have implemented procedures to prevent discrimination based on race, colour, sex, language, religion, political opinion, national or social origin, social status, belonging to an indigenous people, disability, health, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or other condition not related to job performance.As part of our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Iberdrola is particularly emphasising SGD number 5, the empowerment of women in society.
In Spain we have more than 70 initiatives, directed equally to both men and women, to promote family co-responsibility. In Scotland, ScottishPower has an advanced program to encourage women to pursue engineering careers and assume leadership positions, including after a career break. In all of the countries where we are present we work to promote diversity and inclusion in the belief that they are essential to deliver the company objectives. In little more than a decade, the percentage of women in the company has grown by 50%.
This commitment has made Iberdrola the only European utility included in the first ‘Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI)’.