ENEL CONFIRMED IN THE DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX FOR THE NINTH YEAR IN A ROW
CEO Fulvio Conti: The confirmation on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index is affirming our commitment to creating medium and long-term value for all of our stakeholders.
Based on the last report, ethical funds hold some 13.9% of Enel shares held by institutional investors, amounting to 6.8% of the Companys free float.
Also confirmed Endesas presence in the indexes.
Rome, September 13th 2012 - For the ninth year in a row, in 2013, Enel will be admitted to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and to the demanding Dow Jones Europe. Specifically, the World index includes just 340 of the 2,500 most important companies in the world, those which come top for sustainability. Endesa, the Enel Groups Spanish subsidiary, has also been confirmed in the Dow Jones indexes.
Fulvio Conti, Enel CEO and General Manager, stated: We are continuing to improve our overall sustainability performance on economic, social and environmental drivers despite the uncertainty stemming from the current global economic downturn. The confirmation of Enel on all major sustainability indexes is affirming the Groups continuous commitment to create medium- and long-term value, in the interest of all of our stakeholders.
With a presence in 40 countries on 4 continents, Enel has further improved its performance in the final ranking of all three dimensions of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (financial, environmental and social). The Enel Groups total score in all three dimensions has advanced to 83 from 79 posted last year. Specifically, in the financial and social dimensions, the Enel Group has received one of the highest grades compared with the average of the utility sector. The Group also shows significant improvement in its environmental performance as compared with last year. Enels score in the financial dimension is 90 compared with a sector average of 65, the Groups social score is 85, compared with a sector average of 63 and its environmental score is 73, compared with a sector average of 54.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI is the leading global index that tracks the performance of companies leading the way on sustainability worldwide. At present, the Dow Jones Sustainability indexes manage approximately 6 billion dollars in assets combined through a variety of financial products. Holding around 55 licenses, the DJSI is linked to financial products in 15 countries; this is a clear sign that investors are increasingly using the index to integrate sustainability strategies into their portfolios.
Based on the last report, SRI funds hold some 13.9% of Enel shares held by institutional investors, amounting to 6.8% of the Companys free-float.
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