“We are aiming to go further: by 2050, we want to become an entirely carbon-neutral company.”
Smart like the Internet
Carbon neutral energy generation is not enough. We are also working on smarter, data-driven ways to analyze energy consumption in real time, distribute energy more efficiently and enable entirely new services for people.
These smart grids only deliver electricity when and where it is needed - reducing costs and waste while helping to protect the environment.
Sustainability, an objective achieved through innovation
In line with our Open Power strategic approach, Enel has placed environmental, social and economic sustainability at the centre of its corporate culture and is implementing a sustainable development system that is based on the creation of shared value, both inside and outside of the company.
Sustainability, an objective that must be achieved through innovation processes, is at the heart of Enel’s Open Power strategic approach.
“We are constantly working to improve the Group's governance and its environmental and social performance by using sustainability as an increasingly important guide in our choice of investments and industrial strategies.”
Ours is part of the United Nations Global Compact Board and it is committed to concretely contributing to four of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), regarding access to energy and education, contributing to the socio-economic development of the communities in which the Group operates and to the fight against climate change, and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
The integration of environmental protection and biodiversity into business strategies is a key factor in Enel's business plan. We are currently following some 160 projects for the conservation of plant and animal species in 14 different countries.
Everyday innovation for everyone
Imagine a world where your devices charge automatically at the point in the middle of the night when energy is cheapest; mobility is electric; lighting reacts to your movements; high-speed Internet reaches rural areas; and everybody is a producer of energy.
In an open innovation network we work with a wide range of partners to make this world a reality for individuals, businesses, and cities, and to develop the services we have not even thought of yet.
Start small, think big
Inspiration and innovation can come from anywhere. That's why we are constantly looking outside our company for ideas, inspiration and know-how. We are working on modern collaboration platforms that allow everyone to contribute: a college student, an energy start-up, and a global multi-national industrial partner.
Only by rethinking the way we innovate can we truly disrupt the industry and develop technologies and solutions that have the power to shake up old markets and create entirely new ones.