Enel Chile's material topics

  1. Decarbonization of the energy mix: Climate change is currently the most important challenge for humanity. In this context, Enel Chile and the Ministry of Energy have committed to decarbonizing Chile’s energy mix to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Through this agreement, Enel Chile has committed to progressively shut down its coal-fired power plants, originally planned for 2040. In line with its business plan and vision for the future, in May 2020 the Company announced the shutdown of Bocamina I thermal power plant by December 31, 2020, and theclosure of Bocamina II thermal power plant by May 31, 2022, advancing the end of its coal-fired operations by 18 years. Based on the principles of the Just Transition approach, the closure of coal-fired power plants considers the socioeconomic impacts of such action and their mitigation.
  2. Occupational health and safety: for Enel Chile and its stakeholders, the occupational health and safety of employees, contractors, and stakeholders in general is a priority for the performance and continuity of service, which became more relevant than ever during the pandemic. For this reason, Enel Chile embraces best practices on governance, strategy, and procedures to detect and prevent situations that could jeopardize the safety and health of internal and external workers.
  3. Energy distribution: the quality and reliability of the electrical grid supply are key in a world of greater electrification. Increased investment in digitalization and maintenance is a priority to strengthen the resilience of the grid, which is facing growing challenges from the decentralization of generation.
  4. Customer focus: the Company targets its business strategy towards satisfying the needs of its customers, placing quality relationships with them at the forefront of its strategy. As meeting the needs of customers is paramount, the evolution of technology has led the Company to provide citizens with direct energy management tools, changing the role of the consumer to a more proactive role as a “prosumer.”
  5. Engaging local communities: The Company weaves its operations into the social, economic, and environmental fabric of the territories where it operates, creating value and sustainable development for its stakeholders. This is achieved by creating spaces for inclusive, transparent, and participatory activities to co-design sustainable solutions to the demands and needs of the communities with an understanding of the local context.