V.E has provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on Iberdrola’s Green hybrid bond. The bond has been designed to finance one offshore wind project located in Saint-Brieuc (France) with a planned installed capacity reaching 496 megawatts, and one offshore wind project located close to Rügen island (Germany) with a planned installed capacity reaching 476 megawatts. The framework governing this Issuance has been updated in May 2020.
V.E assigned a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on the sustainability credentials and management of Iberdrola’s Green hybrid bond. V.E is of the opinion that this Bond is aligned with the four core components of the Green Bond Principles (2018). We express an advanced assurance on the contribution of this bond to sustainability.
Iberdrola, S.A. is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution, sale and retail of electricity. The Company generates electricity through several resources including hydroelectric, nuclear, coal and cogeneration. Iberdrola also stores, trades in and retails natural gas.
V.E has produced more than 300 second-party opinions on sustainable financing operations in Europe, Africa, Americas and Asia. We are a Climate Bonds Standard Approved Verifier.
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