ENEL CONFIRMED ONCE AGAIN IN DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY WORLD INDEX

Published on Friday, 9 September 2016

  • Enel’s latest inclusion in the DJSI World extends its presence in the index to 13 straight years. Enel’s Spanish subsidiary Endesa has been included too.
  • Out of 316 companies listed in the index, Enel is one the 9 utilities admitted at global level and one of the 6 Italian-based companies.
  • As of December 31st, 2015 socially responsible investor funds (SRIs) own 7.7% of Enel’s total outstanding shares (5.9% at the end of 2014), equal to 10.3% of the company’s free-float (8.6% as of December 31st, 2014)

 

Rome, September 9th, 2016 – For the 13th year in a row Enel has been admitted to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). The Group’s Spanish subsidiary Endesa has also been included. Enel and Endesa are two of the 9 companies admitted to the index at global level which applied for inclusion in the utility sector category. Out of 316 companies admitted in the DJSI World, Enel is one of the 6 Italian-based companies included.

“The announcement of Enel's ongoing inclusion in this prestigious index is further recognition of the momentum we have been building in placing sustainability at the core of our business model” said Enel CEO and General Manager Francesco Starace. “We continually strengthen our commitment to  drive and enhance the Group’s environmental, social and governance performance, using Sustainability to inform our investment decision-making and guide our industrial strategy”.

Enel stood out in particular for its performance in the Market Opportunities component with a score of 100/100 versus an industry average of 45, and in the newly introduced component Innovation Management with a score of 95/100 versus an industry average of 44.

The combination of innovation and sustainability, translated into Enel’s Innovability approach to its activity, drives the Group’s strategy and business culture. Enel continues its path towards achieving carbon-neutrality by 2050 and it is expected that electricity generated from renewable sources, which accounts for around 43% of the Group’s total capacity as of June 30th, 2016, will contribute nearly half of the Group estimated total capacity of 83 GW in 2019. As an interim step on the way to this goal, Enel’s set a medium-term target in 2020 of a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to 2007, which has been recognized as “science-based”, i.e. in line with the decarbonisation levels required by science. Climate action is one of the four UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) endorsed by Enel alongside access to energy, access to education, and the contribution to the socio-economic development of communities in the countries where Enel operates.

Enel's commitment to delivering the highest sustainability standards has attracted increasing interest from socially responsible investment funds (SRIs): based on the latest figures as of December 31st, 2015, SRIs own 7.7% of Enel’s total outstanding shares (5.9% recorded at the end of 2014), equal to 10.3% of the company’s free-float (8.6% as of December 31st, 2014).

Launched in 1999, the DJSI is one of the key global indexes tracking the performance of companies that are leading the way in sustainability worldwide.

 


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