The Business Board for Sustainable Development is a nonprofit association created in October of 2001 by the initiative of the companies Sonae, Cimpor and Soporcel, associated with WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) with another 33 leading national companies with the mission to transpose the guiding principles of WBCSD to the national level. The main mission of BCSD Portugal is to make business leadership become a catalyst for change toward sustainable development and to promote eco-efficiency, innovation and social responsibility in the companies. EDP is part of the management of BCSD since its founding 15 years ago and is also a member of the WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development), the parent company of BCSD Portugal. In 2017, EDP subscribed BCSD’s Letter of Intent. This document establishes the main sustainability principles that the subscribing companies voluntarily adopt and seek to extend to their value chain.
EURELECTRIC is a professional association, established in December of 1999, which represents the common interests of the European electricity industry, as well as its affiliates and associates in other continents. Its mission is to contribute to the development and competitiveness of the electricity sector and promote the role as a social generator for electricity. EDP has been a full member of this association since its constitution and is represented in the areas of business and in the various working groups of EURELECTRIC.
The FUNSEAM is a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is the development of activities in the energy and environmental sustainability field. Founded in September of 2011, FUNSEAM is defined as a leading center of reference in the energy debate and as creator of discussions on this topic. Over the years, in conjunction with the University of Barcelona, it developed academic research to create new ideas, improve information and influence public and private decision making. Its scope will also cross borders. All its work has been possible thanks to the collaboration of the eight major Spanish energy companies REPSOL, ENDESA, ACS, ENAGÁS, CLH, GAS NATURAL FENOSA, CEPSA and EDP Renewables.
The EDP Group is a member of the LBG - Corporate Citizenship since 2008, a working group consisting of more than a hundred large European companies that aims to measure the return on investment made for the benefit of society. This model of voluntary membership allows companies to assess how they are promoting the development of the Community in a more consistent and rigorous way. The LBG model enables the EDP Foundation to register the social impact of its activities. At the same time, it also allows the group's shareholders to confirm the results of their investments in social organizations projects.