Rome, October 26th, 2015 – For the second year in a row the Enel Group has been admitted to the STOXX Global ESG Leaders index, which measures the performance of companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices based on an assessment carried out by Sustainalytics, a leading sustainability rating agency.
“We are extremely pleased about this achievement,” said Enel Group CEO.“
Enel’s confirmation in the index comes with an ESG score, provided by Sustainalytics, of 76.8, up 2.3 points on last year’s score of 74.5, and the Group was recognised as an “Outperformer”, ranking 19th out of 246 utilities, 10 places higher than last year’s 29th out of 235 utilities. Enel fared well in each ESG area, with the company being recognised a utility sector “Industry Leader” in the Governance ranking with a score of 88/100, and “Outperformer” in both the Social ranking (79/100) and the Environmental ranking (69/100).
The STOXX Global ESG Leaders index was created by financial services supplier STOXX Limited, the global index provider that is fully owned by the German stock exchange Deutsche Boerse AG.
The Enel Group is also ranked in other leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, the FTSE4Good, Euronext-Vigeo, and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
As of December 31st, 2014, Enel’s share capital included 134 Socially Responsible Investors (SRI) holding 5.9% of Enel’s total shares in issue or 8.6% of the Group’s free float.