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ScottishPower Wins 10 Business in the Community Awards


ScottishPower was presented with 10 ‘Big Tick’ Awards, including the prestigious Large Company of the year by HRH Prince Charles at last night’s Scottish Business in the Community Awards in Edinburgh.

The Awards enables companies to show how behaving in a responsible way really does create successful and sustainable businesses. Independently assessed, the Big Tick is only awarded to those companies that have demonstrated leadership and the positive, measurable impacts of their corporate responsibility programmes.

ScottishPower, now part of the Spanish Iberdrola group, was crowned Large Company of the Year for its commitment to responsible business practice. During 2005/06 the energy giant reduced CO2 emissions per unit of electricity produced by 7.1% across the group and internal energy usage by 11.4%. The company is the largest developer of onshore wind in the UK, adding 704MW of new wind generation capacity over the same period.

Commenting on the awards sweep, José Luis del Valle, ScottishPower Chief Executive said: "I am delighted that ScottishPower has been recognised as Large Company of the Year by Business in the Community. Responsible business practice is embedded into the fabric of ScottishPower's operations as demonstrated by the nine Big Ticks awarded to a broad range of our activities. This award reflects the commitment to our communities by the team at ScottishPower."

Iberdrola and ScottishPower have one of the world's largest energy generating capacities with a combined enterprise value of €70billion and almost 22million customers worldwide. The combination of Iberdrola and ScottishPower has reinforced our world leadership in wind energy, with a combined wind power capacity of 6,238MW. Together Iberdrola and ScottishPower now have an installed capacity of some 39,000MW.

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Impact Awards – Big Tick Awards

1. BUPA Healthy Communities - For companies that are helping to tackle deprivation and create sustainable, dynamic and inclusive communities - including positive impact on health, enterprise, crime and regeneration

  • ScottishPower - ScottishPower Learning (Reaccreditation)

2. Cause Related Marketing - For companies that have delivered significant impact on a key social issue through a commercial partnership with a cause or charity based on mutual benefit

  • ScottishPower - Tackling Climate Change Through Green Marketing (Reaccreditation)

3. EDF Energy Environmental Leadership Award - For companies demonstrating leadership and improved impact by integrating environmental strategy into core business processes

  • ScottishPower – Big Tick Shortlist

4. HBOS Responsible Marketing - For a company that has addressed opportunities or concerns around its products or services through responsible marketing, and by so doing, has achieved a positive impact on society

  • ScottishPower – Commonsense from ScottishPower – Big Tick Shortlist

5. Man Group International Climate Change - For companies taking a strategic, comprehensive and innovative approach to tackling climate change

  • ScottishPower - Sustainable Approach to Windfarms (Reaccreditation)

6,7,8. Merrill Lynch Raising Achievement in Young People - recognising companies that help to inspire young people to achieve their potential and raise levels of attainment.

  • ScottishPower - School to Work Programme
  • ScottishPower - ScottishPower Learning (Reaccreditation)
  • ScottishPower - Skillseeker Programme (Reaccreditation)

Other Awards

9. Jubilee Award - in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of Business in the Community and of the 10th year of the Awards for Excellence this award will recognise companies whose programmes have delivered a long term positive impact on communities.

  • ScottishPower - ScottishPower Learning

Company of Year Awards

10. Large Company of the Year - A large SBC Member Company whose CSR activity clearly demonstrates outstanding business and society benefits, and who have a leadership role in SBC.

  • ScottishPower