Right from the beginning of the pandemic, the Enel Group adopted initiatives at global level to tackle the Covid-19 emergency. The objective is to minimize the spread of infection among its staff while ensuring the continuity of its business and service in the 31 countries where it operates.
- At the beginning of the pandemic, Enel set up a Global Task Force to coordinate and direct initiatives in all the countries where it operates. This task force, operating in synergy with the Group’s Global Business Lines, provided official indications so that each country, through its own dedicated task forces, can manage any type of emergency. During 2020, these task forces were transformed into an organizational unit in the Holding’s People and Organization function, focused on managing the emergency.
- In every country where the Group operates, Enel is constantly monitoring the information concerning Covid-19, taking preventative measures and initiatives to safeguard the health and safety of its staff. At the same time, it guarantees the continuity of the service it provides while complying with the measures of the World Health Organization and the local and national authorities.
- Enel is committed to adopting measures to support the main organizations operating in healthcare and social assistance to help in the local areas and communities where the Group is present.
- Enel has drawn up an insurance policy to cover the Group’s over 66,000 employees worldwide in the event of hospitalization if they contract Covid-19. The solution is the first insurance tool in the world aimed at guaranteeing support at a global level for the current pandemic.
- At the very start of the emergency, Enel implemented a switch to remote working in all countries and for all staff whose tasks could be performed from home. In the case of work which couldn’t be done remotely, the operative staff were organized into elementary units (cells) consisting of small groups of colleagues who were kept apart either physically or in terms of time (i.e., work shifts) in order to limit the spread of infection and the impact on business continuity.
- Beginning in mid-September 2021, in the countries where the progress of national vaccination campaigns and the evolution of the epidemiological situation allows, Enel launched a new model of work aimed at enabling employees who were previously working remotely, to alternate between remote working and working in-person in the office. The aim is to facilitate a gradual return to normality, in compliance with local regulations and prevention measures to reduce the risk of infection.