Employees who are involved in CSR policies and who actively help make social and environmental improvements feel twice more fulfilled than the rest: this finding is the result of a recent research conducted by Net Impact, called Talent Report: What Workers Want in 2012.
This trend had already been pointed out by a study published by Hewitt Associates, which found that the more a company actively pursues social and environmental objectives, the more its employees feel engaged, with benefits in terms of business productivity and reputation.
These findings reward Enel's efforts to align its employees' values and culture in every country where it operates, in a framework of overall sustainability. The Group is following this ambitious path, which leads to tangible initiatives.
For example, in the Autumn of 2011, the CSR division, together with Enel University, launched an online course aimed at helping employees become familiar with the issues of sustainability.
The course is divided in five lessons. The first three ("Sustainable development", "What is Corporate Social Responsibility" and "Best Practice within CSR"), drawn up together with the Catholic University of Milan, provide an overview of corporate responsibility at a global level, analysing the effects of CSR on the economic context, starting from the 70s, and focusing on the concept of stakeholder.
While the other two lessons ("The path of CSR at Enel" and "CSR activities: accounting, integrating, communicating") focus on the Company's strategic priorities: the approach based on the balance between economic environmental and society issues, the central role of ethics and how businesses can fight corruption.
The project follows a trend that is frequently applied by Enel, which mainly addresses employees to communicate issues regarding ethics and the culture of word. This is the case with the "Zero accidents" objective, focused on prevention and the widespread promotion of the "culture of safety" through an intense activity of training and awareness raising. Other examples are activities aimed at providing and sharing information on the environmental culture, which are enacted during the Global Environmental Day and in other occasions.