Institutional Framework

Associations with which Telefónica participates in sustainability:



An institution that issues generally accepted accounting principles and standards, and studies of best business practices.


AENOR is a Spanish organisation which conducts normalisation and certification (N+C) activities to improve quality in businesses and the well-being of society.


The Spanish Association for Investor Relations has the purpose of promoting relations with investors in publicly listed companies. 


An association comprised of the main telecommunications operators in Latin America. 


The Telephone Association for Assistance for the Disabled (ATAM) has as its main purpose the support of preventive actions to disabled people and social integration of people with disabilities.


The Broadband Forum is a non-profit industrial organisation focused on improving broadband networks so that they can be faster and smarter.


Business Europe is an organisation of European employers, created by national organisations, and which currently represents 40 organisations from 34 countries.


CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.


The CEOE is the institution that represents Spanish entrepreneurs. 


The Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities (CERMI) is a platform that represents people with disabilities in Spain.


The European Commission is the institution which embodies the executive branch of community power. 


CAF is a development bank made up of 19 countries and 14 private banks in the region.


The National Confederation of Deaf People (Spanish acronym: CNSE) defends the interests of people with hearing disabilities and their families.


A significant group of leading Spanish companies, Corporate Excellence aspires to become a technical reference.


EcoVadis aims to improve the environmental and social practices of companies.


ERT  is an informal forum which brings together up to 50 managing directors and chairmen of major multinational companies with European affiliation.


ETNO is an association which encompasses the major European operators. 


ETSI is the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.


The FAO is specialised agency of the UN that manages international efforts to end hunger.


Forum for the future is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote sustainable development.


The Global Apprenticeship Network (GLN) is a business partnership driven with the overall objective of promoting and linking entrepreneurial initiatives to skills and employment opportunities for young people.


The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) provides a source of information on resources and best practices to achieve integrated social and environmental sustainability through Information Technology companies.


The United Nations Global Compact is an international initiative which promotes the implementation of ten universally accepted principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour Standards, the Environment and the Fight against Corruption.Telefónica signed the Principles of Global Compact in 2002 and they have the full support of our CEO.


The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is a non-governmental organisation for Internet censorship by authoritarian governments and the protection of privacy on the Internet and the rights of individuals. 


Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an organisation which aims to promote the development of sustainability reports in all types of organisations.


An association whose purpose is to deal with environmental challenges by means of public-private collaboration.


The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. 


ICT Coalition works to develop services that deal with the challenges of child online safety.


IDB supports efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce poverty and inequality.


An NGO that locates and reports images of sexual abuse of minors around the world.


The ITU (International Telecommunications Union) is a body of the United Nations specialising in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).


Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC) is an association of telecom operators aiming to verify, assess and develop the CSR implementation across the manufacturing centres of suppliers of the ICT industry.


The aim of the OECD is to promote policies which improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. 


An organisation devoted to the social and labour inclusion of people with disabilities.


UN Women is the United Nations organisation dedicated to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment.


The United Nations is an international organisation founded by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security and promoting social progress, better living standards and Human Rights.In 2015, the Agenda 2030 was approved, which features 17 Sustainable Development Goals, to Telefónica is fully committed.

RE100 is a global initiative to implicate, support and highlight the major companies that have committed themselves to using 100% renewable energy, leading the way and providing an example in the fight against climate change and the development of a lowcarbon economy.


The Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) is a multi-sector and multi-stakeholder initiative to support supply chain solutions to conflict minerals challenges in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes Region (GLR) of Central Africa.


The Peruvian Network against Child Pornography (Spanish acronym: RCPI) was established to fight the sexual exploitation of children.


Organism that promotes collaboration between public and private entities to promote the short and long-term well-being of people with disabilities.


Spainsif  is a not-for-profit association comprised of different types of entities interested in promoting sustainable economic activity. 


Organization that brings together operators to promote freedom of expression and respect for privacy in the telecommunications sector.


The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance for developing countries around the world.


UN agency that works to defend children’s rights.


The World Economic Forum is an international institution dedicated to improving the situation around the world by means of public-private cooperation.