Ethics and Values in Industry Award 2021

CONCAMIN recognizes Iberdrola México for its contribution to the SDGs and its commitment to ethics and values

  • The company received the 2021 Ethics and Values in the Industry Award for its Luces de Esperanza (Lights of Hope), Construir para Educar (Build to Educate), and COVID Plan initiatives.
  • Also, it received an award from Fundación CONCAMIN for its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals and the dissemination of the 2030 Agenda.

Mexico City, August 30, 2021.- This Monday, Iberdrola México received the 2021 Ethics and Values in the Industry Award, granted by the Mexican Confederation of Industrial Chambers (CONCAMIN) to companies in the industrial sector to recognize progress and maturity in Social Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development.

The company was recognized for its program to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Construir para Educar (Build to Educate) project to restore schools damaged by the 2017 earthquake in Oaxaca, and the Luces de Esperanza (Lights of Hope) plan to bring electricity to rural communities: three initiatives aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Health and Well-being (3), Decent Work and Economic Growth (8), and Climate Action (13).

“Iberdrola has been contributing to Mexico’s economic and social development, always in compliance with its strong ethical culture and values, for more than 20 years. I am honored to receive this award from the CONCAMIN, since it bears witness to our efforts to have a positive impact on the local communities in which we operate. We will continue to work on enhancing the wellbeing and the quality of life of Mexicans”, Enrique Alba, CEO of Iberdrola México stressed after having received the award at a virtual ceremony headed by the president of the CONCAMIN, Francisco Cervantes.

Besides this award, the Fundación CONCAMIN presented the Merit to the Sustainable Industry to Iberdrola México for its contribution to achieve the SDGs and the dissemination of the 2030 Agenda within the First Sustainable Industry Forum: Strategies and Opportunities by 2030, held in the Senate of the Republic last August 25.

In this forum, attended by the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Mexico, Peter Grohmann, the importance of the cooperation between the public and the private sector in the country to reach a true sustainable development was stressed.

These recognitions to Iberdrola México reflect the company’s commitment to the country’s sustainability and development, through the implementation of ambitious social programs.

Iberdrola México’s practices recognized by the CONCAMIN

COVID Plan, SDG 3 – Health and Wellbeing

To cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, Iberdrola México implemented a comprehensive plan to protect the health of its employees and ensure the continuity of electric supply to its customers. This strategy included the setting up of protocols to protect suppliers and the donation of nearly two million units of medical supplies, including surgical masks, N95 respirators, medical overalls, intensive care ventilators, face masks and antibacterial gel, to federal and state entities.

Construir para Educar (Build to Educate), SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

Construir para educar (Build to Educate) is an initiative driven by Fundación Iberdrola México aimed at benefiting more than 10 thousand students in the Tehuantepec Isthmus region in Oaxaca, through the rebuilding of 50 schools in Oaxaca damaged by the 2017 earthquakes. The company will earmark 80 million pesos to this program between 2019 and 2024.

Luces de Esperanza (Lights of Hope), SDG 13 – Climate Action

This project started in 2019 and is aimed at bringing electricity to rural communities in Mexico –it is currently being implemented in the states of San Luis Potosí and Oaxaca –, through the installation of solar panels in homes, schools, health centers and community spaces. Additionally, it contemplates environmental workshops for communities to raise awareness on the importance of taking care of the environment and using renewable energies to advance towards a sustainable future. Luces de Esperanza (Lights of Hope) seeks to benefit 12 thousand people with an investment of 80 million pesos until 2024.

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