Combatting climate change is “one of the most urgent challenges for the entire world, and one that requires total commitment from companies,” said Enel CEO Francesco Starace, commenting on the Group’s inclusion on the Climate A List compiled by the global environmental organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), which has acknowledged Enel’s efforts to promote sustainable development and mitigate climate-related risks.
Francesco Starace also stressed that protecting the climate is a key part of the strategy for the Group that, through the development of the renewable energy sector, aims to completely eliminate CO2 emissions from its own activities by 2050. This is in line with the principle of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal number 13, which calls for the introduction of urgent measures to fight climate change.
112 companies feature on the 2017 Climate A List, chosen from more than 2,000 companies participating in the CDP’s programme for the disclosure of climate change data. In order to make it onto the list, companies were evaluated according to a variety of criteria, such as climate change awareness, and the methods and progress made towards the implementation of climate change measures.
The Group headed by Francesco Starace has also been acknowledged by the major sustainability rankings, earning widespread recognition for its work. In addition to making it onto Fortune’s 2017 “Change the World” list as one of the 50 top companies in the world in terms of generating a positive social impact, it also appears on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, FTSE4Good and Euronext-Vigeo. In the 2017 report “The Corporate Carbon Policy Footprint: the 50 Most Influential” compiled by the European think tank InfluenceMap, Enel is the only Italian company listed among the most influential in combatting climate change.
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