The Enel Group actively participates in national and international sustainability associations and organizations that aim to define long-term goals and commitments, to promote a sustainable way of doing business and to manage the challenges of climate change and socio-economic pressures that affect the macroeconomic scenario, the energy sector in particular. Below are some examples.
Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)
SE4ALL is an international non-profit organization that takes a multi-stakeholder approach to collaborate with the private sector, civil society, institutions and governments in support of SDG 7 on affordable and clean energy. Enel has been supporting SE4ALL since 2011, and since 2014 the CEO has been a member of the Advisory Board. In addition, since 2017 Enel has been an official Delivery Partner for the organization, after signing an agreement aimed at accelerating the achievement of SDG 7.
CSR Europe is the leading European business network dedicated to corporate social responsibility. Enel has been part of it since 2005, and since 2016 it has held the position of Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors.
World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Since 2016, Enel has been a member of the global CEO-led organization and actively participates in its main working groups.
United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
Since 2004, Enel has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact, for which it is a signatory of the ten founding principles related to human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption. In 2011, it became part of the Global Compact LEAD, a group that represents the world’s foremost sustainability leaders in the private sector (about 40 in 2017). Furthermore, in June 2015, the CEO was appointed a member of the Global Compact Board. Since the end of 2017, Enel has been a patron of the UNGC platform dedicated to new and innovative financial instruments to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs.
European Commission Multi-stakeholder Platform on SDGs
In 2017, the CEO of Enel was elected member of the “High-level multi-stakeholder platform on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”, the platform created and commissioned by the Commission for the adoption of the SDGs in the European Union. Enel is the only Italian company to be part of the new multi-stakeholder platform, which includes 30 members, only 2 of which belong to the private sector.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Enel has been a member since 2006, and since 2016 it has been part of the GRI Gold Community and the Stakeholder Council, the multi-stakeholder consulting body that supports the GRI Board of Directors on strategic issues. In 2017, Enel took part in the activities related to the launch of the new reporting standard (GRI Standards).
International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
Since 2016, Enel has been a member of the IIRC, a global coalition of companies, investors, regulators, standard-setters and non-governmental organizations for the promotion of the integrated report. Such report is viewed as a tool with which companies communicate their values, decisions and actions to stakeholders clearly and comprehensively by presenting their financial performance and the social, environmental and economic context in which they operate.
Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP)
Non-profit organization aimed at promoting sustainable energy development through specific capacity building projects and activities in emerging and developing countries around the world; its members include world-leading electric companies.
Main association of the electrical industry at the European level; at the annual meeting, in Estoril in Portugal, Enel CEO was appointed chairman of eurelectric. During the 2017-2019 period, the mission of the new president will be focused on “engaging all the main stakeholders in the sector to make the electricity industry the main driver of European energy policies, to meet the major challenges of the energy transition”.
Business 20 (B20)
The B20 represents the global business community within the G20 process, the leading international forum for economic cooperation. The main task is to support the G20 through suggestions for concrete actions aimed at consolidating global business interests and promoting international dialogue between governments, civil society and the business community. Enel CEO was appointed Co-Chair of the B20 Energy Climate & Resource Efficiency Task Force during the German Presidency for the year 2017.