Social responsibility, a new beginning
Coincidently with the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All proclaimed by the UN and Enels 50th anniversary, Enel Green Power is launching a project within the Enabling Electricity programme
Enel Green Powers responsibility model is based on a down-top approach. This is how Enel Green Powers CEO Francesco Starace explained the concept of the initiative enacted by EGP together with the Indian NGO Barefoot College, when the agreement was presented in Rome. The project will convey electricity to Latin American rural communities, by enhancing the role of women.
The partnership with the organization established by Bunker Roy is included in the Enabling Electricity programme, developed by the Group to grant access to electricity to some 2 million people by 2013. And at the same time it marks a divide because it points out once for all an approach in which the social components with which we operate will become central for their own future said Starace. Who added that we are promoting a much more active attitude, so that they will work together with us .
The method created and enacted by the Barefoot College teaches these communities how to become solar technicians and how to manage systems on their own, explained EGPs CEO, who added that this simple and original initiative is an absolute novelty for entire communities.
The countries that Enel Green Power identified to carry out the training programme created by Bunker Roy are Guatemala, Chile, Peru, Brazil and Colombia and the aim is to supply solar photovoltaic systems to a thousand households between 2012 and 2013.
Furthermore, the partnership with the Barefoot College coincides with two events that take place in 2012, namely the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, proclaimed by the UN and Enels 50th. anniversary. This last coincidence is highlighted by Marina Migliorato, head of CSR and relations with the associations, who said: By now we are an international Group. 50 years ago we electrified Italy and now, in order to celebrate this anniversary, we wish to grant access to energy worldwide as a condition for economic development.
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