In line with the company's social commitment, the launch event for the new "Building Together" project was held today at Iberdrola's headquarters in Madrid, bringing together more than 100 attendees, including social organisations such as Save The Children and UNICEF Spain and the leading law firms in Spain.
"Building Together" is a multidisciplinary project whereby professionals from Iberdrola's Legal and Tax Services, in collaboration with lawyers from the 14 signatory law firms, will provide training services and legal and tax advice of the highest quality to non-profit organisations. This initiative will enable the beneficiary entities to cover their present and future training needs on legal and tax matters. To this end, Iberdrola professionals and collaborating law firms will contribute their knowledge and work on a voluntary basis in a task of a markedly social nature.
The project will be developed through three types of activities: face-to-face training sessions, production and publication of materials -such as guides to legislation or regulations on legal matters-, and thematic workshops of a practical nature.
This initiative, included in Iberdrola's Legal and Tax Pro Bono Programme and led by its General Secretariat and the Board of Directors, is the first global agreement reached for this purpose between an in-house legal counsel and a group of leading law firms in the sector in Spain and worldwide.
The alliance was materialised at a ceremony in the presence of Iberdrola's Secretary General and Board and the managing partners of Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, Broseta, Clifford Chance, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, Cuatrecasas, Garrigues, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters, Ontier, Pérez - Llorca, Uría Menéndez, Watson Farley & Williams and White &Case.
Following the signing of the agreement, three round tables were held - "The Impact of Pro Bono Jurídico on accessibility to justice", "Pro Bono Jurídico as a responsible and sustainable practice" and "Pro Bono by country: Success stories"- with the participation of leading experts and representatives of the Pro Bono field (Pro Bono Spain Foundation, UNICEF Spain, Candelita Association, partners responsible for the Pro Bono area of the law firms Uría Menéndez, Garrigues, Pérez-Llorca, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Watson Farley & Willians and members of Iberdrola's Global Pro Bono Legal and Tax Team).
AN AGREEMENT FOR SOCIETY
This global agreement represents a further manifestation of the social sensitivity of the signatory firms and Iberdrola, in accordance with its commitment to the social dividend, set out in its Bylaws, to ESG (environmental, social and governance) criteria and to the highest ethical standards. Specifically, the "Building Together" project allows them to share the talent of their teams to participate in social development and generate a positive impact on the communities in which they operate.