UN Global Compact acknowledges Ecochilectra Móvil

Published on Monday, 29 December 2014

With 2014 coming to an end, Red Pacto Global Chile, which was established under the auspices of the Andrés Bello University, presented the results of the study Integration systems of Global Pact principles (SIPP), which acknowledges business best practices regarding human and labour rights, anti-corruption and protection of the environment. Enel Group business Chilectra was recognised for its efforts in the latter category

The study highlights the best practices implemented by the business and explained in its 2013 Sustainability Report, including the Chilectra en Tu Barrio programme.

Receiving particular praise was Ecochilectra Móvil, the only recycling programme in Chile that offers discounts on electricity bills to families who separately collect and recycle their household waste, and which also allows them to donate their discounts to the foundations that take part in the programme.

Ecochilectra Móvil in numbers:

  • Six municipalities – Recoleta, Providencia, Santiago, La Florida, Peñalolén and Quilicura –  have signed up at 24 points in Santiago;
  • Customers benefited: 6,400;
  • More than 8.500.000 Chilean pesos (US$17,000) offered in discounts;
  • Seven hundred tonnes of recycled waste;
  • Twenty percent of discounts have been donated to the foundations.

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The study also named Chilectra's social programme Chilectra en tu Barrio in the Human Rights category. The initiative was created in 2010 with the aim of establishing a direct, permanent and close relationship with customers and consumers by carrying out a number of sub-programmes that strengthen local connections and dialogue.

The SIPP study is conducted within the framework of the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact and examines the sustainability reports of businesses that take part in Red Pacto Global Chile. It includes a selection of the best practices carried out by partner companies and promotes the implementation of these principles. The presentation of the report highlights the commitment and the steps forward made by Red Pacto Global Chile partner businesses over the course of 2013.