Sustainability

Society, creating shared value

Red Eléctrica considers social action as a key element of its corporate responsibility policy that includes a set of projects and actions whose objective is to create a positive impact on society and its environment, promoting the progress and well-being of the communities and areas in which its facilities are located and helping to facilitate the development of a sustainable energy model.

Red Eléctrica’s social action is aligned with the Company’s Corporate Responsibility Model, its corporate values and business strategy. It seeks to strengthen the relationship of trust between the Company and the community through the creation of value, as a responsible company, going above and beyond the obligations derived from its activity.

The main lines of social action with which Red Eléctrica contributes to the community are grouped mainly in the categories of dissemination actions regarding the operation of the electricity system, socio-economic development of the territory in which Red Eléctrica’s facilities are located and conservation of natural heritage.

pdf Principles and priorities of Red Eléctrica’s social action. Document approved by the Management Committee on 17 April 2015. (PDF, 197 KB).

Contribution in 2016

In 2016, Red Eléctrica’s contribution to social actions totalled €6,421,797, an amount resulting from applying the LBG Methodology and undergoing the assurance process of the model. This figure represents 1,09% of the 2016 net profit.

 

LBG methodology

Red Eléctrica has been a member of the Grupo LBG España (London Benchmarking Group) since November 2014 and uses the LBG methodology to measure and report on their contribution to society. It is an international benchmark model that unifies criteria regarding the classification, management, measurement and communication of the initiatives carried out in the community.

In 2011, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index recognised LBG methodology as a good practice to report on corporate social action.