Enel confirms its global sustainability leadership with inclusion in Dow Jones index for fifteenth consecutive year

Published on Wednesday, 19 September 2018

“Our inclusion in a benchmark sustainability index such as the DJSI for fifteen straight years is yet another endorsement of the sustainability embedded in Enel’s business model. This sustainability is especially important in today’s challenging, competitive, and ever-changing scenario. Enel continues to lead the energy transition, leveraging on all the opportunities offered by renewables, digitalisation and advanced energy solutions, thus maximising shared value for all our stakeholders”

– Francesco Starace, Enel CEO and General Manager

Enel especially stood out according to the criteria aimed at assessing the performance of electric utilities on leading the transition towards a low-carbon energy model. Towards this aim, the strong commitment to developing renewable energy, fostering sector digitalisation and launching new, innovative and sustainable solutions to anticipate the need of global customers, are some of the main best practices that contributed to this achievement.

Enel also excelled in other criteria focused on assessing responsible business management practices such as business ethics, environment management, cybersecurity, supply chain management, stakeholder engagement and corporate citizenship. Finally, the index acknowledged Enel’s commitment to promoting transparency and accountability on social and environmental performance.

In addition to this index, the Enel Group is listed on other leading sustainability indices, such as the FTSE4Good Index, the Euronext Vigeo Indices, the STOXX Global ESG Leaders 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. Two specific examples of how Enel is executing this vision around the world by tackling issues related to DJSI, namely Health & Safety as well the new energy model, can be found at the following links:

  • Enel and Dainese's revolutionary new safety jacket:

https://www.enel.com/stories/a/2018/04/enel-dainese-safety-work-smart

  • Trino, the former power station converts to future-forward mobility

https://www.enel.com/stories/a/2018/09/theme-park-electric-mobility-sustainable-power-station-enel-trino-vercellese