Iberdrola México was recognized as an Exceptional Company for its social dividend

  • The electricity company received the Exceptional Practice Award for its Luces de Esperanza Project and the Good Practice Award for 5 Essentials + 1.

Mexico City, February 17, 2023.- Iberdrola México received the Exceptional Practice Award granted by the Entrepreneurial Coordinating Council (CCE), Voz de las Empresas, and the Instituto para el Fomento a la Calidad for its Luces de Esperanza (Lights of Hope) project, which brings electricity to isolated rural communities through solar panels and batteries, and for its 5 Essentials + 1 program, a campaign designed to prevent occupational accidents.

The second edition of Exceptional Companies distinguished outstanding practices with a social dimension, emphasizing solidarity and leadership in companies across five categories: Fostering employee development and quality of life; Accelerating digitalization; Strengthening suppliers; Contributing to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Encouraging transparency.

The energy company won two of them: Exceptional Practices for Luces de Esperanza in the category Contributing to SDGs, and Good Practice for 5 Essentials + 1 in the category fostering employee development and life quality.

«The social dividend has been part of our company’s DNA for decades and Luces de Esperanza (Lights of Hope), which so far has benefited thousands of people in the states of  San Luis Potosí and Oaxaca, is a reflection of this,» said Enrique Alba, CEO of Iberdrola México, who also highlighted the importance of initiatives such as 5 Essentials + 1 to improve occupational health and safety for the company’s workforce and suppliers.

The award ceremony, held in Mexico City, was attended by figures from the business world, including the Chairman of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE), Francisco Cervantes; Antonio del Valle Perochena, Chairman of the Mexican Business Council (CMN).

In this edition, 104 companies and institutions took part, which registered 137 programs with social dimensions divided into two levels: Good Practice and Exceptional Practice.

Francisco X. Casanueva, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the  Instituto para el Fomento a la Calidad, stressed that «publicly» recognizing companies with the Exceptional Companies distinction «serves as an advance lever to motivate and empower other companies to become benchmarks in the creation of employee well-being, digital transformation, transparency, contribution to sustainable development, and the strengthening of value chains”.


With a 100-million-peso budget, since 2019 Luces de Esperanza (Lights of Hope) has impacted dozens of rural communities in the Huasteca Potosina and Oaxaca, improving the quality of life of hundreds of households with the installation of solar battery systems in housing, health centers, schools, and community spaces.

At the same time, the 5 Essentials + 1 campaign encourages safe behavior and attitudes aimed at reducing all types of accidents among the workforce, as well as in the case of customers, suppliers, or visitors at the facilities of Iberdrola México.

In 2001, Iberdrola México received the Exceptional Company recognition for the Pandemics Mitigation and Safe Return to Work Plan implemented to respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 health emergency.

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