Energy is a fundamental enabler of progress and growth. Without clean and accessible energy for all, society faces a future without inclusive, long-lasting well-being and progress. For progress to be sustainable, we believe that it should be achieved without jeopardising the future of coming generations. Sustainability therefore implies the need to combine growth with a balance of the resources currently being employed, without ever compromising future opportunities.
Enel wants to play a leading role in the fight against climate change. It’s a challenge that not only presents risks, but also offers us the opportunity to rethink our energy system.
A key role in the transition is being played by cities, where most of the world’s population lives, the majority of our resources are consumed and the need for environmental management is particularly urgent. Envisioning a sustainable and circular development model for cities therefore means envisioning it for the entire planet. In this rapidly changing context, customers are increasingly key players in the entire value chain with new needs that have to be matched with new and more effective forms of consumption and sales. This is the result of technological development and innovation.
Our commitment to the UN's SDGs
With the 2030 Agenda, the UN has identified the objectives for building a sustainable future on a global scale.
The 17 objectives (or SDGs: “Sustainable Development Goals”) offer a road map for states, companies and people that combines economic, social and environmental progress.
OBJECTIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Enel promotes the application of the 17 SDGs throughout the value chain through a sustainable business model that is embodied in its Sustainability Plan. This in turn forms part of its Strategic Plan. It is a commitment that Enel has consolidated and strengthened over the years, by re-launching the objectives of reducing specific CO2 emissions (SDG 13: “Climate Action”), increasing the level of interaction with communities, encouraging their access to education (SDG 4: “Quality Education”), energy (SDG 7: “Affordable and Clean Energy”), and employment (SDG 8: “Decent Work and Economic Growth”). This is in addition to introducing specific additional targets for SDG 9 (“Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure”) and SDG 11 (“Sustainable Cities and Communities”).
These challenging goals have been made possible thanks to the key role played by people, both inside and outside the company, with their aspirations, expectations, enthusiasm and, above all, curiosity.
Our answers to stakeholders
Knowing the reference context and identifying key trends in advance enables us to adapt our business model and guide the energy transition in progress.
Understanding stakeholders' expectations is one of the crucial phases in the development of our strategy, and this is in line with Enel's open and inclusive "Open Power" approach.
And it is through continuous dialogue that we are able to define our road map for responsible growth.