Iberdrola has hired more than 5,600 people in the last year, bringing its workforce to nearly 40,000 professionals in 40 countries. The energy company has accelerated its commitment to a green recovery of the economy and employment, with the incorporation of more than 9,000 people since the end of 2019, in a complex environment such as the coronavirus crisis. The group is committed to the creation of stable, quality employment.
"It currently provides four times more hours of training per employee per year than the average European company," say company sources.
Thanks to this commitment to talent, the company has helped maintain a supply chain that employs 400,000 people globally and plans to exceed 500,000 people by 2025. "We work to be an inclusive company that reflects as closely as possible the diversity of the world around us. We strive to enhance individual capabilities because we know that each person brings a special and unique talent and because enhancing it enriches us all," says the chairman, Ignacio Galán.
Iberdrola has an ambitious growth plan, with investments of 75,000 million euros until 2025, with which it will double its renewable capacity and advance in smart grids and the electrification of the economy. This investment plan is associated with the incorporation of 20,000 professionals during this period.
In recent years, Iberdrola has consolidated wage equality between men and women, the same sources added. The achievement of this objective, which is part of the company's strategic plan and of the evaluation criteria for senior management. Currently, female representation represents 24% of the total, above the 20% average in the STEM labor ecosystem.
Since 2013, Iberdrola has become one of the companies with the highest percentage of female directors among Ibex companies: it has 50% of external female directors on its board of directors and has set the goal of increasing the presence of women in management positions to reach 30% by 2025.