At IEnova we are driven by that strong commitment to contribute to the wellbeing of communities, a characteristic that has distinguished us since we first began operating 20 years ago. Correspondingly, in April 2015 we created Fundación IEnova.
Fundación IEnova, A.C. is a second-tier foundation, with a permit to make donations that is authorized by the Mexican Internal Revenue Service (Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SAT). It has the double goal of fostering the positive effects that our activities have on the communities, and of contributing to mitigating the negative impacts that our operation, because of its own nature, could potentially have.
To this end, we focus on supporting those projects that require our collaboration the most, that bring greater benefits to the community in the middle and long-term, and that are consistent with the four pillars on which the actions of the Foundation are based: education, environment, vulnerable groups, and community services.
In 2015, through Fundación IEnova we have supported 16 projects in six states in Mexico.
In order to promote participation in the work that Fundación IEnova does in the communities neighboring our operations, and to consolidate the corporate volunteers program, we have invited all our employees to submit proposals to support projects.
The economic and human resources we allocate to our social commitment are managed through Fundación IEnova, a series of Trusts linked to our main projects already in operation and under construction, as well as the social projects done by the projects under construction in collaboration with our joint ventures.
To learn more about our performance and impact of our operations on communities, we invite you to read the Social Commitment section of our 2015 Sustainability Report.