Sustainability at the Centre of Enel’s Business

Published on Thursday, 3 September 2015

The objective: to promote an international discussion on sustainability reporting and define new worldwide standards over the course of the next ten years. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an independent international organisation that helps businesses, governments and other organisations to understand and communicate their sustainability performance, has designed and promoted Reporting 2025, in collaboration with Enel, SAP and the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.

The goal of the new project is to outline the key issues that companies must face in order to transition toward a fully sustainable economy, as well as the ways in which the report must be presented in order to support decision makers in this process.

To this end, experts from various sectors will be interviewed on topics ranging from society at large to new technologies and business development scenarios. Over the course of 2015, GRI will publish articles, videos and analysis papers and disseminate them through its global network, which includes over 20,000 people and organisations. The first analysis paper, called Sustainability and Reporting Trends in 2025: Preparing for the Future, examined future sustainability reporting trends. The interviews showed that new data technology will allow for real-time updates on reports. The increasingly wide availability of data for stakeholders will therefore entail the need for companies to communicate decisions in a quick and transparent way, especially when dealing with topics related to climate change and human rights. In January 2016, a final publication will present a road map for the future of reporting.

Enel’s 2014 Sustainability Report has been recognised for meeting the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines’ highest application level “A +”, thus highlighting Enel's commitment to thorough and transparent sustainability reporting that is in line with GRI guidelines, for the ninth year in a row.