AVANGRID Employees Help Make a Global Impact During 12th Annual Iberdrola International Volunteer Day
ORANGE, Connecticut — Oct. 1, 2018 — Employees of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) joined family and friends across the country last weekend to help improve the communities where they live and work.
More than 350 volunteers pitched in for Volunteer Day, an international charitable event organized by the Iberdrola Group, which is AVANGRID’s majority shareowner. AVANGRID is a diversified U.S. energy company based in Orange, Connecticut.
Working with local nonprofit organizations, employee volunteers participated in more than 20 activities, coast to coast. They worked in a soup kitchen in West Haven, Connecticut. In Rochester, New York, they released fingerling lake sturgeon into the Genesee River. In Portland, Oregon and Binghamton, New York, they stocked food pantry shelves. And they helped the Audubon Society stage an arts-and-crafts fund-raiser in Falmouth, Maine.
The activities were organized by AVANGRID and its subsidiaries, including Avangrid Renewables, Berkshire Gas, Central Maine Power, Connecticut Natural Gas, Maine Natural Gas, New York State Electric & Gas, Rochester Gas & Electric, Southern Connecticut Gas and United Illuminating.
Iberdrola oversees a global Volunteer Day event in all of the countries where it has affiliated businesses, including Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Brazil, and the United States. Now in its 12th year, the objective of Iberdrola International Volunteer Day is to harness employees’ community spirit in support of projects that align with the corporation’s values.
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About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs more than 7,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021 and 2022 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2022, AVANGRID ranked second within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2022 for the fourth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
About Iberdrola: Iberdrola is one of the world's biggest energy companies and a leader in renewables, spearheading the energy transition to a low carbon economy. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries. With a focus on renewable energy, smart networks and smart solutions for customers, Iberdrola’s main markets include Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. The company is also present in growth markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others.
With a workforce of nearly 40,000 and assets in excess of €141.7 billion, across the world, Iberdrola helps to support 400,000 jobs across its supply chain, with annual procurement of €12.2 billion. A benchmark in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than €130 billion over the past two decades to help build a sustainable energy model, based on sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.