Diversity and Inclusion: Enel among the leading global companies

Published on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The Group was ranked 25th in the Thomson Reuters index, a complex and qualified system which assesses the environmental, social and governance practices of more than 5,000 companies worldwide.

To overcome the great challenges of today's society, we must each embark on a path of change that starts from within. With this conviction, Enel has embraced an Open Power strategic approach, which places environmental, social and economic sustainability at the centre of its business model, resulting in a development system that is based on creating shared value, both inside and outside the company, and which has attained numerous international awards.

Our company has recently been included in the Diversity & Inclusion Index (D&I) launched by the multinational and financial information firm Thomson Reuters, ranking the top 100 companies worldwide with the most diverse and inclusive workplaces. The list was drawn after having evaluated the performance of more than 5,000 companies – from different sectors and Countries – based on four pillars: Diversity, Inclusion, People Development and News Controversies. The companies that obtained a score for each of the categories were assigned an overall score (the average of the four pillars). The 100 companies with the best scores were included in the D&I index. With a rating of 74.75 points – on a scale from 0 to 100 – Enel earned 25th place in the Thomson Reuters ranking.

We are the first of the five Italian companies included in the Top 100 and one of only two IPP companies (electric utilities and independent power producers) present in the Top 50. In addition to an excellent overall score, Enel also excelled in the individual pillars, obtaining the highest scores among the Italian companies for each pillar and resulting “best in class 100” in the News Controversies pillar. The companies listed in the D&I index – which helps investors make more responsible decisions – are evaluated on a quarterly basis, via the Thomson Reuters databases which collect up-to-date environmental, social and governance (ESG) data for each company.

We believe that people's rights, equal opportunities and respecting diversity – in terms of gender, age, culture and ability – are the basis of an industrial strategy that focuses on innovation and sustainability. According to Enel CEO Francesco Starace, the Group’s presence at the highest levels of the Thomson Reuters Index is a testimony to our commitment: “the improvements we work for every day require an inclusive and diverse environment. This index once again demonstrates the role that diversity and inclusion play as key drivers of innovation, information sharing and professional learning,” explained our CEO. “For this reason, diversity and inclusion are absolutely crucial to our success, and I am pleased that the Group has received this recognition.”