The Enel Group actively participates in national and international sustainability associations and organizations that aim to define long-term goals and commit ments, to promote a sustainable way of doing business and to manage the challenges of climate change and socio-economic pressures that affect the macroeconomic scenario, the energy sector in particular.
Below are some examples.
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)
This international, non-profit organization works through a multi-stakeholder approach with the private sector, civil society, institutions and governments, to support the SDG 7 for affordable and clean energy. Enel has been supporting SEforALL since 2011, and in 2018 confirms its position as “Delivery Partner” of the Organization.
The Company participates at the “Electrification Accelerator” initiative, launched by SEforALL in November 2018 with the aim of developing action plans to address the global challenge of the electrification and access to energy, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The main association of the electrical industry at the European level. The CEO of Enel was Chairman of the association in the 2017-2019 period.
CSR Europe is the leading European business network dedicated to sustainability. Enel has been a member of it since 2005, holding the position of Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors since 2016.
In 2018, Enel continued its work for the “Sustainable Business Exchange” campaign – the European hub promoted by CSR Europe and focused on Sustainable Development Goals.
International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
Since 2016, Enel has been a member of the IIRC, a global coalition of companies, investors, regulators, standard-setters and non-governmental organizations for the promotion of the integrated report. Such report is viewed as a tool with which companies communicate their values, decisions and actions to stakeholders clearly and comprehensively by presenting their financial performance and the social, environmental and economic context in which they operate. In 2018, following the launch of the new strategy of the IIRC, “Building global momentum towards integrated reporting”, Enel took part in a number of work panels including the “Special Interest Group Integrated Thinking and Strategy”, which aims to create a common framework for integrated thinking, that may be applied at global level to improve the resilience of businesses.
European Commission Multi-stakeholder Platform on SDGs
Enel’s CEO, since late 2017, has been a member of the European Commission platform, the platform called for and created by the Commission for the adoption of the SDGs in Europe. The Group is also member of the Management Committee, aimed to support the platform activity. In 2018 the platform adopted the Reflection Paper to the Commission “Towards a sustainable Europe by 2030”, to guarantee a sustainable future by 2030 in the EU based on the UN SDGs. The Reflection Paper was published in January 2019.
United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
Since 2004, Enel has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact, for which it is a signatory of the ten founding principles related to human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption. Thanks to its strong commitment, Enel has been recognized in 2018 as a LEAD company for the Global Compact: a group that represents the world’s foremost sustainability leaders in the private sector. In June 2018, Enel’s CEO has been re-appointed as member of the Global Compact Board, for a further three years (2018-2021). Furthermore, the Group is part of the UNGC Expert Network. During 2018, Enel maintained its support to the UNGC platforms “Reporting on the SDGs” and “Financial Innovation for SDGs”, reinforcing its commitment thanks to participation in other two platforms focused on goals 13 (Climate action) and 16 (Peace, justice & strong institutions). Enel is also an endorsing company of the “Caring for Climate” initiative, created to promote the role of businesses in tackling climate change, and the “CEO Water Mandate”, created to mobilize business to advance in sustainable water management. Since 2015, Enel has been a signatory company of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), to promote gender equality within the private sector, in the workplace, on markets and in communities.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Enel has been a member since 2006, and since 2016 it has been part of the GRI Gold Community and the Stakeholder Council, the multi-stakeholder consulting body that supports the GRI Board of Directors on strategic topics.
Besides participating in regular activities for Gold Community members, Enel joined the Corporate Leadership Group on Digital Reporting and the Human Rights Task Force on Tackling Modern Slavery through Transparency, in 2018.
World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Since 2016, Enel has been a member of WBCSD, an international network which groups about 200 companies committed to the environmental protection and to the sustainable development and economic growth. Enel, a member of the Committee with the CEO, is also represented by a Liaison Delegate. The Company actively participates in the main working groups. In particular, in 2018, Enel has maintained its support to the Factor10 Project, on circular economy, the Transforming Urban Mobility Project, and to the Climate Action & Policy and REscale Projects, within the Climate & Energy Program. Enel has been also involved in the Redefining Value Program, becoming a member of the Task force on Climate- related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Electric Utilities Preparer Forum.