In line with the growth it has been experiencing for several years, the Spanish Network concludes 2019 by increasing the number of members and signatories of the initiative. Specifically, it does so by registering a total of 711 members, which means an annual growth of 7.6%.
Likewise, it is worth highlighting the significant increase of 61% in the total number of members of the network with respect to 2015, the year in which the UN General Assembly approved Agenda 2030.This shows the growing involvement of Spanish companies in contributing to the SDGs and the trust they place in the Spanish network to guide them in achieving their goals. This shows the growing involvement of Spanish companies in contributing to the SDGs and the confidence they place in the Spanish network to guide them in achieving their goals.
Furthermore, these figures also highlight that, although large companies continue to lead the way in actions aimed at achieving SDGs, SMEs are in a prominent position. In fact, 46.6% of the member companies in the Spanish network are SMEs and, with respect to the approval of SDGs, the growth rate is 43%.
Consolidation of IBEX 35 market index companies as members
The number of partners among IBEX 35 companies is 31, which represents 88.5% of the total number of companies that make up this stock market index. These are: Acciona, Acerinox, ACS, AENA, Amadeus, Banco Sabadell, Bankia, Bankinter, BBVA, Caixabank, Cellnex, CIE Automotive, Colonial, Enagás, ENCE, Endesa, Ferrovial, Iberdrola, IAG, Inditex, Indra, Mapfre, Mediaset, Melia Hotels, Naturgy, Red Eléctrica de España, Repsol, Santander, Siemens Gamesa, Telefónica and Viscofan.
As far as the number of members of the initiative is concerned, 2019 has closed with 1,603 organisations in our country, of which 23% corresponds to large companies, 61% to SMEs and 16% to other entities.