In 2022, the broad range of volunteer actions carried out by Iberdrola People in Mexico provided benefits for many people. Keeping the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in focus to guide our social and environmental actions at all times, we performed 124 activities in the different states we operate in, with the participation of 3,285 people, including company personnel as well as their relatives and members of partner institutions.
We will begin by talking about the reforestation of 5,060 trees in 6.28 hectares located in the states of Nuevo León, Guanajuato, Oaxaca, and Puebla, among others. It should be noted that our business partner Louis Dreyfus Company joined in with its staff to plant 2,000 trees for the community of Libres.
More activities to support the environment were also performed in Durango and Querétaro, with environmental education and waste collection activities in the communities of Sapioriz and Río San Juan, respectively.
Nature is a source of life and food, which is why we took steps to foster the sustainable production of community vegetable gardens as part of the “Energía por el Campo” (Energy for the Countryside) program, in which residents of the Huasteca Potosina, together with volunteers from the Tamazunchale combined cycle power plant, helped to harvest 549.4 kilograms of fruit and vegetables. This work provided great opportunity for people in the communities of Tepetate, La Vega, Cuixcuatitla, and San Rafael to make the most of community spaces and put their products on sale in the first Tianguis Orgánico, organized in the Municipal Garden of Tamazunchale, thereby making a positive impact on their economic development.
Another highlight occurred during International Volunteer Week, when Iberdrola People throughout Mexico focused on «Huertos en Casa” (Vegetable Gardens at Home) activities aimed at teaching people how to plant different seeds in their homes and help protect the environment. A total of 245 urban gardens were created in this initiative, which was open to staff, family, and friends.
Also, the “Operación Kilo” (Kilo Operation) campaign focused efforts on the collection of basic, non-perishable foodstuffs to support migrant homes. Personnel from different Iberdrola México plants and farms collected more than one ton of food in total.
The year 2022 was full of challenges for Iberdrola People, but taking part in these activities meant that it was possible to devote time and effort to common causes. There is no doubt that our social actions will continue to grow hand in hand with our volunteers in 2023.