Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

The United Nations Organisation (UNO) presented the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in August 2015, establishing 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and 169 associated targets. Although they are mainly aimed at governments and authorities, companies have a fundamental role in their achievement.

At Naturgy, we are taking on these universal challenges to improve life in a sustainable manner and doing so in two ways:

 Directly through initiatives, programmes and actions that help reach said target.

 Indirectly based on initiatives, programmes and actions that facilitate the achievement of said goal or help reach said target through a third party, such as the Naturgy Foundation, for example.


The way we establish how we contribute to achieving these targets lies in our commitments and in sustainable innovation:

SDG

Commitment

 Compromiso social

At Naturgy we maintain a commitment to ending poverty, mainly through the Naturgy Foundation. We have organised various programmes in the field of eradicating poverty, which include the “Naturgy Foundation Classroom” in Argentina.
 
 Compromiso en seguridad y salud

Naturgy operates in a way that the health, safety and wellbeing of people are a priority, as reflected in its Health and Safety Commitment.  Prevention, care, acute treatment and the promotion of occupational health are priorities, as are the tools for managing work-related stress and the methods for the prevention of post-traumatic stress. We also have a specific plan for road safety.
 
 Compromiso social

Naturgy is committed to universal access to practical and quality education. At the Naturgy Foundation, we place a focus on the “Training in Gas Inspection Techniques” in Brazil, through which young people from the favela slums are trained in order to foster their professional progress and subsequent recruitment by the various companies that provide services to the company in Brazil.
 
 Interés por las personas

Naturgy operations are guided by our commitment to gender equality through our Code of Ethics, Gender Equality Policy and our Workplace Labour, Sexual and Gender Harassment Prevention Policy. Gender equality is one of three levers, alongside age and disability, in the company’s Integrated Diversity Plan.

 Integridad y transparencia


Naturgy operates under a commitment to equal opportunities at all levels of the organisation. The company’s Code of Ethics, which is applied to senior managers and employees, and the reporting channel represent the main mechanisms underpinning this commitment.
 
 Gestión responsable del medio ambiente

Besides considering this issue in the Corporate Responsibility Policy, the company enshrines its commitment in its Water Strategy, which provides an overview of water resources while also enabling management of these resources to be improved and adapted to local needs and environmental limitations. 
 
 Gestión responsable del medio ambiente

Naturgy operates in a way to untie economic growth from the degradation of the environment. Among other measures based on technological innovation, energy efficiency and saving, the company is committed to the use of renewable energies and low-carbon energies.

 Compromiso social

As regards the social commitment, Naturgy and the Naturgy Foundation are firmly committed to providing access to energy by populations with few resources in those regions where the company operates. 

 Innovación sostenible

Naturgy demonstrates its commitment to this goal by undertaking projects in various areas: LNG, generation of renewable energies, reduction of emissions, energy efficiency, mobility and smart grids, among others.
 
 Interés por las personas

The Integrated Diversity Plan enshrines the commitment to offer a decent job to our employees in terms of gender, age and disability. It highlights the value of female talent, makes a commitment to attracting young talent and retaining senior know-how and fosters the employment integration of people with disabilities. Furthermore, workplace prevention and safety are key aspects in the company's daily management tasks, which are enshrined in the Health and Safety Plan.

 Integridad y transparencia

Naturgy operates under a commitment to guaranteeing decent jobs in all the areas where we operate. To do so, a Human Rights Policy is applied that, among other principles, is aimed at: eradicating child labour, facilitating the freedom of association and offering a decent job.

 Innovación sostenible

In terms of sustainable innovation, Naturgy is committed to decent jobs and economic growth through innovative actions that apply technology and knowledge to create value. Furthermore, we seek to minimise operational risks at company assets and in work-related safety issues through innovation.
 
 Innovación sostenible

As regards sustainable innovation, Naturgy maintains a commitment to industry and its infrastructures embodied in the creation of the Technology Watchdog and the Technology Centre, the creation of forums and newsletters, and participation in associations for technology innovation, among others.
 
 Interés por las personas

In addition to the actions carried out internally, such as the implementation of the Code of Ethics, the Gender Equality Policy and the Integrated Diversity Plan, the company undertakes negotiations with trade unions on the international stage regarding salaries, pension plans, the launch of equality plans and working conditions.
 

 
 Gestión responsable del medio ambiente

Naturgy operates under a commitment to guaranteeing the prevention of pollution, and minimising and controlling environmental risks. The company makes investments aimed at reducing our natural gas emissions into the atmosphere and at minimising our environmental impact regarding the use of water, land and waste generation.
 
 Gestión responsable del medio ambiente

At Naturgy we maintain a commitment to responsible consumption and production that goes beyond just meeting the legal requirements. We undertake actions to reduce the consumption of resources, water and energy. We also undertake educational activities with our stakeholders: environmental training to employees and awareness actions with suppliers and clients in this regard.

 Cadena de suministro responsable

At Naturgy we operate under a commitment to sustainability in our supply chain. Besides fostering procurement from local suppliers, we promote compliance with the company’s code of ethics and policies throughout the supply chain and incorporate sustainability criteria into the assessment and management of suppliers, beyond mere regulatory compliance.
 
Gestión responsable del medio ambiente

At Naturgy we operate under a commitment to adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, through our climate change strategies, the minimisation of greenhouse gases (GHG) and our 2016-2020 strategic outlook. These actions consist of implementing clean development mechanisms, producing and supplying low-carbon energy, fostering energy efficiency at our own facilities and those of our clients, committing to sustainable mobility and raising awareness among our stakeholders on energy efficiency and saving. Furthermore, we have also launched a voluntary emissions compensation plan.

 
 Gestión responsable del medio ambiente

When managing discharges, studies are conducted on the quality of water leaving the thermal power plants after being treated and the results from these analyses ensure that, as a company, we do not generate significant impacts on aquatic ecosystems. Furthermore, we build partnerships with third parties, especially conservation organisations and public authorities, in order to undertake actions in this regard, including the clean-up of coastal areas and the protection of marine species.
 
 Gestión responsable del medio ambiente

Naturgy has a Sustainability Strategy in place. We undertake actions for the protection and conservation of natural species and spaces that go beyond the legal requirements, diagnostic studies of the environment surrounding our facilities and education and awareness activities with our stakeholders.
 
 Integridad y transparencia

As regards integrity and transparency, Naturgy operates under a commitment to integrity, responsibility, transparency and non-violence. To that end, the internal mechanisms we have in place consist of the Code of Ethics, the Criminal Prevention Model, the Anti-fraud and Anti-corruption Policy and the Human Rights Policy.
 
 Compromiso social

As regards the social commitment, Naturgy believes that partnerships are essential for fostering development. This commitment is embodied through ongoing economic contributions over time and the signing of agreements with various organisations and public authorities in the field of access to energy, support for education, the promotion of health and research, social action aimed at disadvantaged groups and the promotion of culture.
 
More information:
Discover these and other actions by consulting our  Informe de Responsabilidad Corporativa

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