Enel becomes sustainable electrification partner of the 2021 International Padel Championship

Published on Tuesday, 14 September 2021

“The partnership with the International Padel Federation and the World Padel Tour is the demonstration of how important it is for Enel to be alongside the most important sports organizations in the world. Thanks to this agreement we will provide sustainable solutions to partners who will contribute to making the stages of the championship zero impact, an added value that goes hand in hand with the spectacle of the athletes on the pitch. We are convinced that the combination of sport and sustainability is a winning one and for this reason we will be increasingly committed to supporting initiatives like this.”

– Roberto Deambrogio, Director of Communications of Enel

“It is a source of great pride to have Enel at our side, which has always been involved in the world of the environment and sport. The multinational energy company will link its image to the padel movement by becoming Sustainable Electrification Partner of the International Padel Federation and FIP TOUR, Presenting Sponsor FIP Gold Milan and FIP Star Santiago de Chile, Sustainable Electrification Partner of CUPRA FIP Finals and Sustainable Electrification Partner of the WPT Master Final. For the FIP and for the padel movement, "sustainability" is a driving factor that is guiding us, in all our events, towards a new development model. We firmly believe in sustainability as a central value and we work, every day, to give substance to this theme which increasingly resonates among the general public in every part of the world. Padel is an incredible platform for conveying and communicating certain concepts in line with the values of the entire movement.”

– Luigi Carraro, president of the International Padel Federation

“It is a great satisfaction for the World Padel Tour to be able to find that the growth of the "WPT" in Italy is truly exceptional. We thank the partners, the local promoters and the Region of Sardinia for betting, once again, on the best padel competition in the world. We have no doubt that Italy is already a reference for padel at European level and an excellent platform to promote the issue of environmental sustainability among the general public.”

– Mario Hernando, General Manager of the WPT

As part of the sponsorship, Enel X, the Enel Group's global business line that offers services to accelerate innovation and guide the energy transition, will be a strategic partner on the sustainability path of the FIP and WPT stages. In particular, the Sustainability & Circular Economy division of Enel X will work with the NSA Group, the company organizing the various stages, to measure the CO2 emissions of all the FIP and WTP 2021 stages (Cagliari, Milan, Cagliari, Madrid and Santiago de Chile) and put solutions and best practices in place to reduce and offset the carbon footprint, ensuring zero impact events.

In accordance with the GHG Protocol, the international standard that lays down the standards and requirements for designing, developing and managing reports on greenhouse gas emissions for organizations, products and cities, the carbon footprint analysis will be accompanied by a carbon neutrality roadmap. This roadmap will feature guidelines and solutions for reducing emissions, allowing the organizers and facility managers hosting the five stages of the tour to make sustainable choices, for example, by making the most of the opportunities arising from the use of energy from renewable sources.

To achieve the objectives that have been set, with the support of Enel X, the NSA Group will work to neutralize scope 1 and 2 emissions generated during the stages through the purchase of carbon credits on the voluntary market and in the second stage in Cagliari, the commitment will also be extended to offsetting scope 3 emissions. Specifically, scope 1 emissions are directly generated by a company, the source of which is owned or controlled by the company. Scope 2 are indirect emissions generated by the energy purchased and consumed by a company. Scope 3 are all other indirect emissions generated by a company's value chain.

Enel is a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global power and renewables markets, as well as a main gas operator in the retail market. It is the largest European utility by ordinary EBITDA, and is present in over 30 countries worldwide, producing energy with around 89 GW of installed capacity. Enel distributes electricity through a network of over 2.2 million kilometers, and with around 75 million end users is the leading network operator globally1. The Group supplies energy to around 70 million homes and businesses and has the largest global customer base. Enel's renewables company, Enel Green Power, is the largest private renewable operator in the world, with around 50 GW of wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower plants installed in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Enel X, Enel's global advanced energy services business line, is the worldwide demand response leader, with a total capacity of around 7.4 GW managed globally; the company has installed 137 MW of storage capacity as well as, in the electric mobility sector, about 232,000 EV charging points2 around the globe.

1 Publicly owned operators not included.

2 Public and private charging points. It includes interoperability points.

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