- The company reaffirmed its position in the mid-year reviews of the FTSE4Good Index Series and the Euronext Vigeo-Eiris indices at global, European, and Eurozone levels
- Enel’s subsidiaries Endesa, Enel Américas and Enel Chile were also included in the FTSE4Good Index Series. Endesa was also confirmed in the Euronext Vigeo-Eiris indices at global, at European and Eurozone levels.
Rome, June 8th, 2022 – Enel's role as a global leader in sustainability was reconfirmed in the mid-year 2022 review of the FTSE4Good Index Series, which ranks the top global companies in terms of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices and transparency. The company was also confirmed in the semi-annual review of the Euronext Vigeo-Eiris (V.E) World 120 index.
Twice a year, the Euronext V.E. World 120 index lists the 120 most sustainable companies out of the 1,500 largest companies in terms of free-float market capitalization in North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. Enel also maintained its place in the regional Euronext V.E Eurozone 120 and Europe 120 indices, listing the 120 most sustainable companies out of the 500 largest free-float companies in the Eurozone and Europe.
Enel CEO and General Manager, Francesco Starace said: “Enel continues along its sustainable path at full speed, with yet another recognition by two outstanding index series of the Group’s successful equation linking sustainability to value creation. ESG principles will remain a priority across all our business lines, as we stay focused on solutions and technologies that generate shared value while benefiting local communities and the wider environment. Looking ahead, we will continue to focus on empowering sustainable progress through decarbonization and electrification of consumption while leveraging on the enhanced digitalization of our company.”
Both FTSE4Good and V.E awarded Enel’s commitment to embedding ESG practices into the business strategy along its entire value chain. FTSE4Good highlighted Enel’s practices and transparency on a wide range of topics, including biodiversity, health and safety, human rights, corporate governance, risk management and tax transparency. At the same time, V.E recognized Enel’s outstanding performance in the development of its environmental strategy, managing its human capital, and fostering sound governance practices.
Enel’s sustainability leadership is globally acknowledged through the Group’s presence in several other renowned sustainability indices as well as rankings, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe, MSCI ESG Leaders Indices, the CDP Climate “A” List, the STOXX Global ESG Leaders index, the MIB ESG Index, the ISS “Prime” rating, the Refinitiv TOP 100 Diversity and Inclusion Index, the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, the Equileap's Top 100 Gender Equality Global Ranking and the ECPI indices.
The Group is attracting more and more the attention of Socially Responsible Investors, whose stake in the company is constantly growing, currently amounting to around 14.6% of Enel's share capital, more than double the levels of 2014. In line with the growing recognition of the importance of non-financial elements in creating long-term sustainable value, this increase reflects the strengthening of Enel's global leadership in sustainability.
Enel’s long track record of inclusion in the world’s leading sustainability indices is supported by its commitment to be at the forefront of the biggest energy challenges facing society, such as circular economy. Smart meter is a shining example of the circular economy: produced from 100% regenerated plastic, it is a product of the sustainable innovation that guides the Group in its search for increasingly green solutions. Further information on the “Circular Smart Meter” can be found here: https://www.enel.com/company/stories/articles/2022/03/circular-smart-meter-regenerated-plastic