- The STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index classifies the top firms in line with their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance
- Enel also confirmed in the Social Leaders and Governance Leaders sub-indices
- Enel’s Spanish subsidiary Endesa also admitted to the three rankings
Rome, September 24th, 2018 – Enel has been included for the fifth straight year in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders index, which ranks companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Enel has also been confirmed in the STOXX Global ESG Social Leaders and STOXX Global ESG Governance Leaders sub-indices for its outstanding performance on social and governance-related issues. Enel’s Spanish subsidiary Endesa was also admitted to the three rankings.
This announcement is the third recognition of Enel’s progress on sustainability in the international arena in September, following its inclusion once again in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and the Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index.
The STOXX Global ESG Leaders index offers a representation of the outstanding global companies in terms of environmental, social and governance criteria, based on ESG indicators provided by Sustainalytics, a leading independent global provider of ESG and corporate governance research and ratings to investors.
In addition to this ranking, the Enel Group is listed on other leading sustainability indices, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, the Euronext Vigeo Indices, the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index and the Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion index.
Enel´s sustainability leadership, acknowledged by these indices, is increasingly attracting the attention of ESG investors, whose stake in the company is steadily growing, representing over 8.6% of the Group’s share capital as of December 31st, 2017, with an increase of 46% respect to 2014. This increase reflects the growing importance the financial market gives to non-financial elements in the creation of long-term sustainable value.
Enel’s long track record of inclusion in the world’s leading sustainability indices is due to a comprehensive strategy across the full range of stakeholders. The company has placed sustainability and innovation at the heart of the strategy to meet some of the most important energy challenges. Enel’s position on how it is executing this vision around the world by tackling two issues that are a priority for STOXX, such as promoting a low carbon economy and contributing to social and economic progress, can be found at the following links: