Harnessing our energy for communities

Published on Wednesday, 25 July 2018

“Enel is committed to respecting the rights of communities and contributing to their economic and social progress, interfacing daily with a wide range of stakeholders”

– Seeding Energies – Sustainability Report 2017

The Creating Shared Value model and Sustainable Development Goals

Since 2015 Enel has been adopting the Creating Shared Value model which integrates social and environmental factors into business processes and right along the entire value chain, with the aim of creating, managing and maintaining new assets. This is a huge commitment which is evident in around 1,200 projects and over 600 partnerships now benefitting over nine million people.

With regard to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, Enel made specific commitments to community relations in 2015: SDG#4 (Quality education), SDG#7 (Affordable and clean energy) and SDG#8 (Decent work and economic growth).

By 2017, approximately 600,000 people were benefitting from our training and education projects (SDG#4), 1.7 million people were benefitting from our access-to-energy projects (SDG#7) and 1.5 million people were benefitting from our decent work and economic development projects (SDG#8). That said, we intend, as part of our 2018-2020 Sustainability Plan, to boost those figures still further. Indeed, our target for 2020 is to ensure that 800,000 people benefit from quality education, 3 million from decent work and economic growth and that the same number again enjoy access to energy.

“We are the energy to express the full potential of each of us. We are the environment in which we live and the change to which we are devoted, every day. For this we undertake to safeguard our planet and promote social development. With passion and innovation. 365 days a year. In more than 30 countries. We are the communities in which we work and with which we grow. Because together we have the power to be sustainable”

– Seeding Energies – Sustainability Report 2017