EGP elected by the Exam Magazine the most sustainable company in Brazil for 2018
Environmental responsibility, fighting climate change, commitment to the socio-economic development of local communities and sustainability integrated into the business. In Brazil, Enel has been recognised as the most sustainable company of the year by Exame Magazine.
We apply the model of Creating Shared Value (CSV) to our work every day, with the goal of combining company goals with a concrete contribution to the social and economic development of the areas that host our plants.
For example, in Brazil, we established an open dialogue with local communities in order to understand their social, educational and employment needs. We then launched a series of projects to boost the use of renewable energy and help in the fight against climate change.
This is why Enel was awarded as Most Sustainable Company in the electricity sector and Most Sustainable in the carioca country, in the 2018 edition of the Exame Sustainability Guide, an annual ranking that measures the sustainability levels of companies active in Brazil.
Sustainability Made in EGP
Producing green energy with renewable sources is just the first step in our pursuit of the path toward sustainable development.
Sustainability is the quintessence of our business model: the environment and biodiversity are at the centre of our attention, starting in the development phase.
Before starting construction on our renewable plants, we study the history and traditions of each region, with the goal of creating shared value together with the local population.
In Brazil, Enel Green Power carries out social activities and safeguards the environment and biodiversity in nine states: Bahia, Ceará, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, São Paulo and Piauí.
“Today, 40% of our projects are in line with the model of Creating Shared Value, bringing social benefits to the communities where we work, alongside benefits for the business.”
– Márcia Massoti, Head of Sustainability for Enel in Brazil
For example, in the State of Bahia, near the Delfina wind farm, Enel Green Power Brazil and Uruguay’s Environment division is carrying out a project to safeguard Lear's macaw, an endangered species.
In the State of Piauí, where we built the Nova Olinda solar plant, Enel launched CineSolar, a travelling cinema project that uses solar energy and later made a stop in Morro do Chapéu, in the State of Bahia.
Sustainability gets rewarded!
2017 was a memorable year for Enel in Brazil: the multinational company doubled its number of projects to support the socio-economic development of the country. Roughly 6.8 million people benefited from the positive impacts of the initiatives carried out in this year.
Enel being featured in the Exame Sustainability Guide is a recognition of our work as well as an incentive to keep improving.
“This award comes thanks to the energy of all the people that work to create truly sustainable development with a real impact on the areas where we work. Our sustainable development comes from the way we relate to our colleagues, our suppliers, our customers and, above all, society.”
– Nicola Cotugno, Country Manager for Enel in Brazil
The development and spread of renewable technologies are the guiding spirit of our Group. The award from Exame Magazine, together with this year’s achievements, demonstrates once again how sustainability is one of Enel’s distinctive features.