Sustainable Development Goals, Enel Chile’s commitment
After the results obtained from the UN call for a collective effort towards the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) on September 25, 2015, 193 world leaders approved the Agenda 2030, which includes 17 universally-applicable goals for transforming the world.
The 17 goals are aiming at a better world in which there is no more poverty. For this to become a reality, it is essential to foster economic growth and remedy the lack of accessibility to needs such as education, healthcare, social protection, energy, and job opportunities, while simultaneously incorporating actions against climate change and promoting environmental protection.
Enel Chile recognizes the historic opportunity presented by the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to overcome the primary challenges society is facing.
In particular, as part of the Enel Group, Enel Chile has undertaken to make specific contributions to six of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals: Quality education (SDG 4), Affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), Decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9), Sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and Climate Action (SDG 13), without excluding the company’s contribution to reaching the rest of the goals. Furthermore, the commitment to the SDGs was a product of the definition of the sustainable business model, and they are therefore incorporated in Enel Chile’s strategic plan.