Enel was recognised among the winners of the 2020 SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) Business Sustainability Awards, which celebrate the leadership, transparency and commitment to sustainable business practices of global brands. Specifically, Enel featured in the 2020 SEAL Organizational Impact Award category, which recognises overall corporate sustainability performance and represents the 50 most sustainable companies globally.
A leader in the renewable energy sector, Enel has been recognised in the SEAL Business Sustainability Awards as one of the 50 most sustainable companies globally.
The 2020 SEAL Organizational Impact Award combines two leading Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data sets: the CDP A-List™ and the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA, now part of S&P Global ESG Scores™)[i]. Winners were selected by combining and ranking the aggregated results of the two sustainability assessments.
In particular, Enel’s recognition in the SEAL Organizational Impact Award was supported by its reaching the highest score (A/A) in the last CDP edition for the second consecutive year, and its highest score yet (89/100) in the CSA. Both ratings acknowledge Enel’s leadership in tackling climate change and fostering decarbonisation of the global economy, promoting open innovation and responsible business management practices across its entire value chain.
SEAL Awards is an environmental advocacy organisation that honours leadership through its awards programme, as well as funding research and pursuing environmental impact campaigns. The core pillars of the SEAL Awards are the Business Sustainability Awards, which recognise the world’s most sustainable companies, the Environmental Journalism Awards, and Environmental Research Grants.
In a further endorsement of Enel’s commitment to ESG issues, the group ranked first out of 150 Italian companies, receiving a score of 95.55 in the January 2021 edition of Reputation Science’s ESG Perception Index. The index evaluates the perception of companies’ sustainability on the web, allotting a score of 0 to 100, based on brand proximity to ESG topics.
Enel’s leadership in sustainability is recognised globally through the group’s presence in several other well-respected sustainability indices and rankings, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe, MSCI ESG Leaders Indices, the FTSE4Good Index series, the CDP Climate A List, the Euronext Vigeo-Eiris 120 indices, the STOXX Global ESG Leaders index, the ISS Prime rating, the Refinitiv TOP 100 Diversity and Inclusion Index, the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, the Equileap Gender Equality in Europe Ranking, the ECPI indices and the Thomson Reuters/S-Network ESG Best Practices Indices.
The group is increasingly attracting the attention of socially responsible investors who are steadily growing their stake in the company, representing now about 13.4% of Enel’s share capital, more than double the level in 2014. This increase, which is in line with the growing recognition of the importance of non-financial elements in the creation of long-term sustainable value, reflects Enel’s global sustainability leadership.
Enel’s long track record of inclusion in the world’s leading sustainability rankings is supported by its commitment to be at the forefront in addressing the major energy challenges facing society, such as sustainable urbanisation. The group also extends its sustainability vision across the more than 30 countries in which it operates, integrating the expectations of local stakeholders and promoting social and economic development while, at the same time, accelerating the transition towards a fully renewable energy model.
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[i] SEAL Awards is not affiliated with the CDP, CSA or S&P Global. The selection process for the SEAL Organizational Impact Award drew entirely on publicly available information from the CDP and the CSA.