A sustainable year

Un anno sostenibile gennaio 2015  JANUARY 2015

Enel signs the WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PRINCIPLES (WEP), the initiative promoted by the UN Global Compact and UN Women, which seeks to promote gender equality by calling on companies to apply seven principles on the promotion of women in business.

Un anno sostenibile marzo 2015  MARCH 2015

Meeting of the senior management of Enel and Greenpeace. A joint press release sets out the convergence in views on the future of the energy sector and the intention to work together constructively and in a spirit of collaboration on common areas for the development of economic, social, and environmental interests with a view to advanced and global sustainability.

Un anno sostenibile maggio 2015  MAY 2015

Enel Green Power and Tesla finalize an agreement to test the integration of Tesla’s stationary energy storage systems with Enel Green Power’s solar and wind plants. The deal aims to increase output from Enel Green Power facilities and supply advanced services for a better overall integration of renewables into the grid.

Un anno sostenibile giugno 2015  JUNE 2015

Enel completes the program of the UN Global Compact LEAD dedicated to the Board of Directors of Enel SpA, with the aim of facilitating dialogue on the importance of integrating sustainability into corporate strategic choices.
Enel is one of the six companies worldwide to have actively taken part, since 2014, in the pilot stage of this program.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations appoints the Enel Chief Executive Officer to the Board of Directors of the United Nations Global Compact. The appointment will last 3 years.

Un anno sostenibile settembre 2015  SEPTEMBER 2015

The Enel Chief Executive Officer takes part in New York in the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015, at which new sustainable development goals (SDG) are announced for the next 15 years. Enel establishes specific commitments to achieve four of the 17 goals.

The Enel Chief Executive Officer is one of the first signatories of the UN “Sustainable Stock Exchanges” campaign which invites stock exchanges around the world to promote sustainable business practices in regard to issuers on the respective financial markets. With the intention of continuing the dialogue with “sustainable investors”, Enel also takes part in the final UN “Principles for Responsible Investment” conference in London.

Un anno sostenibile ottobre 2015  OCTOBER 2015

Enel, as the global partner of the Sustainability Disclosures 2025 project, plays host to the GRI Forum meeting, an international invitation-only event at which the first analysis “Sustainability and Reporting Trends in 2025” is presented relating to the main sustainability trends and reporting over the next ten years. The event is an opportunity for debate among leaders in the sector on key issues which companies must address in order to move towards a wholly sustainable economy.

Enel takes part in the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative 2015. Enel is invited by the Foundation to make a commitment to two initiatives, in Africa (partnership between Enel Green Power and Barefoot) and in Peru. The projects have been selected, the Clinton Foundation writes, as an exemplary approach in addressing critical global challenges and will become part of the portfolio of innovative projects supported by the Foundation, which over 430 million people in more than 180 countries have already benefitted from.

Un anno sostenibile novembre 2015  NOVEMBER 2015

The Enel Group presents the financial community with its strategic plan 2016-2019, updating the plan presented in March. The strategy continues to focus on increasing returns for shareholders, leveraging the Group’s global presence, on geographical diversification and on Enel’s leadership in all technologies, increasing the growth investments in renewables and networks. In addition, Enel’s main commitments are set out to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Enel Chief Executive Officer is one of the first signatories of the European Pact for Youth, designed to promote partnerships between companies and the education system for the inclusion and job placement of young Europeans.

Un anno sostenibile dicembre 2015  DECEMBER 2015

Coinciding with the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21), Enel’s new commitments to reduce its CO2 emissions to 2020 and the route to carbon neutrality in 2050 are certified as “science based targets” (i.e. in line with the request of the scientific community) by a working group consisting of the Carbon Disclosure Project, UN-Global Compact, WWF, and the World Resource Institute. Enel is one of the first 12 companies in the world to obtain such recognition.