Commitments to the SDGS

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), established and approved by the United Nations Organisation (UN) for the 2015-2030 period, are a universal call to action to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity”. These goals build on a similar previous initiative called the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), while placing greater emphasis on environmental sustainability. At Viesgo, with the value of Responsibility in mind, we have included the Sustainable Development Goals in our business strategy, particularly those directly related to our activities.

Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible

Good health and well-being

The good health and well-being of the different groups related to Viesgo, both internally and externally, is one of the strategic priorities of our company. Promoting healthcare in company employees and the permanent work involving awareness to prevent any type of occupational accident form the cornerstone of our industrial activity. Alongside this, we organise and participate in events and activities to promote well-being through sport.

Gender equality

Viesgo remains firmly committed to equal opportunities between the men and women in its workforce. We promote the work-life balance of our employees through policies that enable them to progress satisfactorily, with equal opportunities, professional development and the enjoyment of their private lives ever present.

Affordable and clean energy

This is Goal 7, but for Viesgo it is one of its main goals, as it affects our two main lines of business: electricity distribution and generation. Supporting efficient, sustainable and renewable generation produced in an environment-friendly manner, and the distribution of energy focusing all our efforts on grid modernisation and automation are the main lines of action in response to this UN goal.

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Investments in infrastructures and innovation are the basic driving forces of economic growth. Viesgo plans to invest almost 450 million euros in the next five years throughout its distribution network. We invest over 1.5 million euros every year to R&D+i in order to become a benchmark in the sector and foster competitiveness.

Climate action

The fight against climate change is one of the main challenges faced by mankind. Along these lines, the energy sector plays a fundamental role in reaching the goals set by the Paris Agreement, which seeks to limit global warming to below 2ºC. Viesgo remains firmly committed to decarbonisation and plays an active role in developing environmental policies that help fight greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

Partnerships for the goals

Partnerships with companies and associations is essential for reaching the Goals posed by the UN. Along these lines, Viesgo collaborates closely with cultural, educational and environmental organisations to work together to reach the SDGs.

Other lines of action

As well as these six SDGs, Viesgo has other lines of action in its business strategy that provide an indirect response to other Sustainable Development Goals. Our occupational health and safety promotion policy, for example, forms part of Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being. Furthermore, our Corporate Social Responsibility policies implement deep-rooted social action in the areas in which we are present, with different purposes in response to Goals 1, 2, 10 and 15: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Reduced Inequalities, and Life on land. We are also involved in cultural collaborations and promote energy education, both of which are also inspired by the spirit of this UN initiative.

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Renewable energies

We promote the energy transition by supporting clean, inexhaustible energies

Energy transition

We support the electrification of the economy through decarbonisation

Work-life balance and equality

We are committed to the work-life balance and equal opportunities