At Indra, we have incorporated the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by the United Nations 2030 Agenda into our business strategy.

Technology is key to achieving the SDGs. Therefore, we develop technological solutions to address the social and environmental challenges facing our society.

We are committed to developing technology that puts people at the center, respects their rights and is environmentally friendly.

Goals and impact

From our corporate actions and also our business solutions, we have a direct impact on the following Sustainable Development Goals

Objective 4: Quality Education

Disseminate a culture of innovation and provide access for the younger generation to STEM education and disciplines to create opportunities, develop talent and boost their technological knowledge and skills.

Target 4.4 Significantly increase the number of youth and adults who have the necessary skills, particularly technical and vocational skills, to access employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.

Impacts (2022 data)

More than 19,500 new professional recruits, 34% women

33% women on STEM positions

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Objective 5: Gender Equality

Achieving gender equality and women's empowerment.

Gender equality is a fundamental human right and is one of the essential foundations for building a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world, as affirmed by the United Nations.

Target 5.5 Ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.

Impacts (2022 data)

33% of women in the workforce and 26% in management positions (17.4% top management and 26.4% junior management)

Adhered since 2011 to the UN Women's Empowerment Principles.

Indra and Minsait have been recognized for its equal opportunity and gender equality policies by the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.

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Objective 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

To contribute to economic and social progress in the contexts in which we operate through manufacturing, technological development and investment in people and their skills. Create opportunities for skilled, stable and quality employment. Encourage the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Target 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological modernization and innovation.

Target 8.3 Promote productive activities, the creation of decent jobs, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

Impacts (2022 data)

More than 56,000 professionals, more than 90% with permanent contracts
More than 1,800 million euros of purchase orders from more than 6,600 approved suppliers in more than 87 countries around the world
85% of purchases made from local suppliers

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Objective 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructures

Foster technological development through an open innovation approach, sharing resources, knowledge and structures with external collaborators, to generate more solid, stable and sustained industrial, environmental and social development over time, foster employment and create value for all stakeholders.

Target 9.5 Intensify scientific research and improve the technological capacity of industrial sectors in all countries, [...] fostering innovation and significantly increasing the number of research and development workers per million people and the corresponding expenditure.

Impacts (2021 data)

Over €312 million total investment in R&D in 2022, 8.1% of the group's total sales
More than 130 R&D&I projects in collaboration with universities and research centers
More than 3,800 R&D&I professionals full time in Spain of which 30% are women
More than 900 collaboration agreements with knowledge institutions
Solutions and products offered in more than 140 countries

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Objective 10: Reduction of Inequalities

To create wealth and promote economic and social development. Promote effective equality between men and women in access to employment, training, promotion and working conditions. To support workers with disabilities, facilitating their integration into the workplace, and to promote diversity and social inclusion of vulnerable groups.

Target 10.2 To enhance and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all people, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, or economic or other status.

Target 10.3 Ensure equality of opportunity and reduce inequality of outcomes, including by eliminating discriminatory policies and practices and promoting appropriate policies and measures in this regard.

Impacts (2022 data)

1% of professionals with disabilities on staff
More than 900 volunteers and more than 5,400 hours dedicated to volunteer initiatives for the community
10,600 direct beneficiaries of the initiatives undertaken

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Objective 13: Climate Action

Prevent and mitigate climate change through technological solutions used for Earth observation and monitoring of natural phenomena, reduction of CO2 emissions, and the development of products and systems with low environmental impact.

Target 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

Target 13.3 Improve education, awareness and human and institutional capacity for climate change mitigation, adaptation, mitigation and early warning.

Impacts (2022 data)

Science-based approved target (SBT) for CO2 emissions reductions relative to 2019.

-50% reduction of Scope 1 and 2 in 2030 and net zero emissions in 2040

-50% reduction of Scope 3 in 2040 and carbon neutral in 2050

-26% emission reduction in 2022 vs. 2019

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Contribution to SDGs

With our business, we have a special focus on the following areas

 

Sustainable Movility

Our technology contributes to reducing accidents and improving passenger safety and security. It also makes it possible to implement sustainable mobility policies and perform a more efficient and less polluting transport management, reducing CO2 emissions due to traffic jams.

Our route management systems reduce CO2 emissions per flight and with Artificial Intelligence and Big Data we reduce between 15% and 25% of monthly polluting emissions on the railroad.

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Energy Transition

We contribute to the decarbonization of the economy by developing the technology necessary for utilities companies to meet the challenge of the energy transition.

We apply technologies such as the Internet of Things or Big Data to the management of distributed energy resources, energy storage, electric mobility or active demand management, key challenges in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Sustainable cities

We reduce the environmental impact of cities with technologies such as artificial intelligence and Big Data. We improve citizen services such as transportation, security and emergency management. We contribute to eco-efficiency in infrastructures and efficient management of urban waste.

We contribute to eco-efficiency in infrastructures and efficient management of urban waste.

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Sustainable Digital Transformation

We work to digitize key sectors in the economy - healthcare, financial services, public administrations, industry and consumption - creating solutions and services of value for citizens.

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Through our corporate policies and commitments we also contribute to the goals of the SDGs, which inspire our Sustainability Policy.

Our main areas of action at the corporate level

 

People

Creation of stable and quality employment, gender diversity and equal opportunities, professional development (training and career plans), occupational health and safety, job opportunities for young people.

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Environment

Carbon footprint reduction and waste reduction.

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Local development

Local employment, local suppliers, responsible taxation and social initiatives with the community.

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Global Compact

We support the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest sustainable business initiative.

We have been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact since 2004 and annually demonstrate our ongoing commitment to its Ten Principles for Responsible Business.