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EDPR recognised as an excellent work-life balance employer

Thursday 17, September 2020

EDPR is now one of 28 Spanish companies that boast the highest possible score on this certification, which recognises employers that facilitate a positive work-life balance for employees

Madrid, 17 September 2020: EDP Renewables, SA ("EDPR"),a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the largest wind energy producers in the world, has been awarded the EFR certificate as an ‘Excellent’ Work-life Balance Responsible Employer (Empresa Familiarmente Responsable).

The company is now one of the 28 Spanish companies that have secured this recognition, which is granted by Fundación Másfamilia with the backing of the Spanish Ministry of Health. The EFR certificate acknowledges employers which are committed to building a work culture and implementing a management model that allows for a balance between work life and personal life, excellence and flexibility.

This certificate is an acknowledgement of EDPR’s continuous improvement and its commitment to continue embracing all initiatives to ensure a positive work-life balance, in turn fostering equal opportunities. In total, almost 70 initiatives have been implemented by the company, both internally and in partnership with other firms, aimed at promoting an essential work-life balance for its employees.

Other actions include BenefitStatement, theVolunteerProgramme,WellnessProgramme, ClimateActions and EthicsandDiversityPolicies; these have all demonstrated EDPR’s commitment and led to its recognition as an “Excellent” EFRcompany for the next 3 years.

Cristina Cano, EDPR Human Resources Director, said: "The balance between professional and family life is essential to build more competitive businesses and a fairer society based on flexibility, respect, development and equal opportunities. At EDPR, we have a leadership model where our managers are the channel for this culture of co-responsibility and transparency. We will therefore continue to work with the support of the Senior Management to continue to be an EFR company, carrying out the appropriate initiatives and developing our strategic vision in this area."

EDPR is committed to the environment, sustainable development and good governance. The company’s efforts have been acknowledged through its inclusion in various sustainability and environmental indices, including FTSE4Good, Dow Jones Sustainability, CDP and Forum Ethibel, and in rankings such as Top Employer and Bloomberg Gender Equality, among others.