Enel has belonged to the Global Compact since 2004. This action program is promoted by the United Nations for the purpose of involving the business world in a new kind of cooperation by subscribing to ten universal principles regarding human rights, the safeguard of labor and the protection of the environment.
Both Enel and the subsidiary companies of Endesa have adopted general conditions which oblige suppliers to respect the workers’ rights sanctioned in the first principle of the United Nations Global Compact or, in other cases, they have provided for a general clause of respect for applicable legislation.
Enel agrees with the principles regarding fundamental workers’ rights and the commitment to respect, promote, and implement them in all the countries where it operates . Such principles are inspired by the Tripartite Declaration of the International Labor Organization (ILO) regarding employment, training, conditions of life and work, and industrial relations, as well as several ILO conventions on the freedom of union association, the prohibition of forced and child labor, and workplace health and safety.
In order to monitor its operations in those countries considered “at risk”, Enel refers to the information contained on the ILO website, supplemented by the evaluations of the FTSE4GOOD Advisory Committee and the research carried out by the Ethical Investment Research Service (EIRIS), whose partners include international research organizations, such as the Investor Responsibility Research Center.