The Enel Group actively participates in the national and international associations and organizations which propose to establish long-term goals and commitments to promote a sustainable way of doing business and managing the challenges of climate change and the social and economic pressures concerning the macroeconomic situation and the energy sector in particular.
Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)
Initiative launched by the United Nations in 2011 with the aim of guaranteeing access to more sustainable energy for everyone and which Enel has actively supported since the beginning. The Group’s commitment to supporting the initiative was also strengthened with the pledge to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal on energy (SDG 7) which was announced in September 2015 by the Enel Chief Executive Officer Francesco Starace, who since June 2014 has also been a member of the Advisory Board of SE4ALL.
UN Global Compact
Enel has been a member of the global network of the UN Global Compact since 2004, of which it has subscribed the ten founding principles relating to human rights, labor standards, protecting the environment and combating corruption. In 2011 it joined the Global Compact LEAD, a group which represents sustainability leaders in the private sector globally and in which it is a member of the Steering Committee. In addition, in June 2015, the Enel CEO Francesco Starace was appointed as member of the Board of Directors of the Global Compact. In 2016 the Group took part in the Breakthrough Innovation Project dedicated to innovation and to new business models to speed up achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals launched by the UN.
Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP)
Non-profit organization whose members are leading global electric companies, aimed at promoting sustainable energy development through projects in the electric energy sector and capacity building in emerging and developing countries worldwide.
A body based in Brussels which is delegated by the European Commission to cover Corporate Social Responsibility. Enel is a member of the Board of Directors holding the position of Vice-Chair and takes active part in the work and meetings of the network, including the work groups and projects relating to: The European Pact for Youth; Business & Human Rights; The Sustainable Business Exchange, dedicated to the SDGs; Management and Transparency.
Sustainable Business Roundtable (SBRT)
In 2016 Enel joined the SBRT network, which is based in Berlin and brings together the leading companies worldwide on sustainability and puts itself forward as a peer to peer learning platform to exchange best practice.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
The WBCSD is the global network set up by over 200 business organizations worldwide which are united in their commitment to promote sustainable development in the business community of their respective countries. Enel has been part of the network since 2016 and the CEO, Francesco Starace, is a member of the Council. Enel is in the new study by the WBCSD on “Reporting Matters”, which highlights Enel’s leadership in the integration of the SDGs and as best practice in reporting ESG performance. In addition, Enel takes part in the work group on biodiversity.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Since 2006 Enel has applied the GRI-G4 reporting guidelines to draft its Sustainability Report which, as from October 2016, were reformulated to create the new GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards), a more updated version of the original parameters. In December 2016 it joined the GRI’s Standards Pioneer Program “Lead the way in sustainability reporting” for the dissemination of the new common parameters for the assessment, measurement and reporting of sustainability performance.
Enel is a member of the GRI’s Stakeholder Council, the multistakeholder consultative body which supports the GRI’s Board of Directors for strategic issues. In addition, it is one of the companies which collaborate on the “Reporting 2025” Project.