Our sustainable business model

The solidity and sustainability of Enel’s business model, thanks to synergies involving various business areas 

We are a leading group in the energy sector, with a presence in more than 30 countries1 across five continents, integrated vertically along the entire value chain. Our strategy, which places sustainability at its core, enabled us in 2020 to confirm our leadership position in the energy transition, creating value for all our stakeholders and continuing to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The context in which we operate is characterized by macro-trends, risks and opportunities. Our purpose, mission, vision and values concern the entire organization and provide a clear and concise definition of the Group’s identity and direction. The governance principles serve to create a solid structure for guidance and supervision. The engine of growth is our sustainable business model, which leverages various input resources, subdivided into three macro categories (people, planet and prosperity) and converts them into outputs through various corporate activities. We operate along the value chain through specific Business Lines (Global Power Generation, Enel Grids, Enel X and Global Energy and Commodity Management). These are assisted by Global Service Functions (Procurement and Digital Solutions) and the Staff Functions (Administration, Finance and Control, Innovation and Sustainability, People and Organization, Communications, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Audit) with every country operating in its respective area of competence by applying the Business Lines matrix. The organization’s activities and output facilitate the creation of value in the short, medium and long term for the various stakeholders. This integrated thinking and decision-making process combines economic, financial, environmental and social sustainability.


We are integrated along the entire value chain



Million End users with active smart meters
Hectares of protected areas
People at Enel (2)

Output and value created

Million Beneficiaries (from projects related to SDGs 4, 7, 8) since 2015
Biodiversity projects
Innovative solutions adopted in the business


1. 47 countries, considering the entire perimeter of consolidation.

2. The figure as of 31/12/2020 is 66,717.