18 July, 2019. Iberdrola has become the first multinational company to receive the Healthy Workplace Certificate from AENOR for all its business units around the world. This is a multi-site certificate for the company that currently has employees in 25 countries, and it takes into account several variables, including the physical environment, health, psychosocial aspects and the community.
This recognition confirms the commitment of the Iberdrola Group to implement and promote continuous improvement that protects and promotes the health and safety of all its employees, as well as the sustainability of the workplace.
For example, Iberdrola offers its team numerous wellness and work-life balance measures with the aim of improving their quality of life: healthcare plans, sports facilities, medical and physiotherapy services in many of its work centres, awareness campaigns, and many others.
In this context, the company has just implemented a healthy workplace management system, based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act method that forms part of AENOR's healthy company management system (Sistema de Gestión de Empresa Saludable; SIGES), and which will initially be valid for three years, up to 2022.
The delivery of this certification coincides with the Iberdrola Group's global commitment to quality, which highlights the management of processes and resources as an essential tool for creating value for people: shareholders, customers, employees, and other society stakeholders.
Iberdrola's strategy fully incorporates the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN's Agenda 2030, approved in September 2015, and it is focusing its efforts on the supply of clean, affordable energy (SDG 7) and climate action (SDG 13). It is also contributing to compliance with SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 17 (partnerships to achieve the goal).
In addition, the group directly contributes to ensuring clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), it increased its investment in R&D&i activities to 270 million euros in 2018 (SDG 9), it promotes respect for life in terrestrial ecosystems (SDG 15), and it contributes indirectly to the other SDGs.
To date, more than 1,100 centres around the world have received the Healthy Workplace Management System certificate, 94% of these in Spain.