In a continuously and rapidly evolving scenario that exposes the energy sector to new risks and offers new opportunities,
Enel’s sustainable business model enhances the synergies between the various business areas and the outside world in order to find solutions to reduce environmental impacts, meet the needs of local communities and improve the safety of people working in the company and its suppliers.
It is thanks to its sustainable business model that Enel is able to meet the new challenges of the energy transition, not only by reacting to risks, but by seizing all opportunities without ignoring their social implications. In order to pursue this goal, a clear, defined and long-term strategic vision is needed to strengthen the confidence with which people look to the future and the role of Enel, today as in the years to come. It is necessary to study trends in order to anticipate them.
Further fundamental factors are the knowledge of the context in which Enel operates and the active listening of all the interlocutors, that allow to create sustainable value in the long term by combining economic and social growth. A strategic and operational approach based on the concept of openness, “Open Power”, where sustainability and innovation are an indispensable combination.
The principles of ethics, transparency, anti-corruption, respect for human rights and promotion of safety are all framing elements that have always characterized Enel’s method of working and which are based on policies and criteria of conduct that apply to the entire Group.
It is a model that promotes sustainable development fully in line with the guidelines of the United Nations Global Compact, of which Enel has been an active member since 2004. These guidelines reaffirm the importance of increasingly greater sustainability in the company’s strategic choices.
Confirming the importance of this approach, the Enel’s CEO has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Compact since June 2015. A key element to this approach is the adoption of ESG (environmental, social and governance) sustainability indicators within the whole value chain, not only to reflect the results achieved, but above all to anticipate decisions and develop a proactive attitude in line with the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Enel constantly strives to manage and measure its overall performance, taking into consideration economic, business and ESG issues in reporting its activities and defining the objectives underlying its strategy