“We are constantly working to improve the Group's governance and its environmental and social performance by using sustainability as an increasingly important guide in our choice of investments and industrial strategies.”
Ours is part of the United Nations Global Compact Board and it is committed to concretely contributing to four of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), regarding access to energy and education, contributing to the socio-economic development of the communities in which the Group operates and to the fight against climate change, and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
The integration of environmental protection and biodiversity into business strategies is a key factor in Enel's business plan.
Carbon neutral in 2050
In 2018 and for the third time in four years, Fortune, the prestigious American business magazine, included Enel on its “Change the World List” that ranks the companies whose business strategies are helping them to change the world and improve living conditions from a social and environmental point of view. Enel was the only utility and the only Italian company to make it onto this year’s list.
By 2030, approximately 30% of the planet's energy demand will be covered by green energy. We are committed to renewable energy sources, such as hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and cogeneration plants, and together with our partners we are developing new environmentally-friendly technologies.
“We are aiming to go further: by 2050, we want to become an entirely carbon-neutral company”
Smart like the Internet
Carbon neutral energy generation is not enough. We are also working on smarter, data-driven ways to analyze energy consumption in real time, distribute energy more efficiently and enable entirely new services for people.
These smart grids only deliver electricity when and where it is needed - reducing costs and waste while helping to protect the environment.
Everyday innovation for everyone
Imagine a world where your devices charge automatically at the point in the middle of the night when energy is cheapest; mobility is electric; lighting reacts to your movements; high-speed Internet reaches rural areas; and everybody is a producer of energy.
In an open innovation network we work with a wide range of partners to make this world a reality for individuals, businesses, and cities, and to develop the services we have not even thought of yet.
Innovation is every creative idea, every improvement in our lives, every contribution that arrives from the energy of any willing individual. Our way of communicating is through dialogue – a dialogue that begins with one question: What’s your power?