Enel group confirmed in Euronext Vigeo Eiris sustainability indices for fifth straight year

Published on Friday, 26 May 2017

  •  The company has kept its placement in the Euronext Vigeo - World 120, Eurozone 120 and Europe 120 indices as of June this year following first half 2017 review
  •  Enel’s Spanish subsidiary Endesa has also been included in all three of the indices


Rome, May 26th, 2017 - Enel has been confirmed in the June 2017 edition of the Euronext Vigeo -World 120 index, which twice a year names the 120 most sustainable companies with the largest free-float market capitalisation in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region, following its review of the first half of 2017. Enel has also held on to its position in the regional Euronext Vigeo - Eurozone 120 and Europe 120 indices, which also list the 120 most sustainable companies with the largest free-float in the Eurozone and Europe. Enel has been included in all three of these indices since their creation five years ago.

Endesa, the Enel Group’s Spanish subsidiary, has also been included in the three indices. The company was first admitted to the World 120 index at the end of 2014, while it has been included in Eurozone 120 and Europe 120 indices since their inception.

The Euronext Vigeo Eiris indices acknowledge the efforts of leading companies that place sustainable development at the core of their business agenda. Vigeo Eiris compiles the indices by analysing nearly 330 indicators for each company based on 38 criteria, including respect for the environment; human rights engagement and recognition of companies’ human capital; relations with stakeholders; corporate governance and business ethics; integrity in influencing policy and efforts to fight corruption; and the prevention of social and environmental dumping in the supply and subcontracting chain. The criteria for inclusion on the Euronext Vigeo Eiris indices are updated every six months so as to be sure that the sustainability credentials of companies listed are constantly tested against the latest trends and global developments.

In addition to these three rankings, the Enel Group also participates in the world’s leading sustainability indices, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, the FTSE4Good, the STOXX Global ESG Leaders indices and the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.

Enel's commitment to adhering to the highest sustainability standards has increasingly attracted the attention of socially responsible investment funds. Based on the latest figures as of December 2016, SRI (Socially Responsible Investor) funds own 8% of Enel’s total outstanding shares, recording an increase on the 7.7% posted in December 2015 and more than doubling vis-à-vis the 4% recorded five years ago, at the end of 2011.