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Commitment to the United Nations agenda

We have integrated the United Nations international reference frameworks for sustainable management into our strategy.

ENDESA has adopted the main international reference frameworks promoted by the United Nations for sustainable management as a key factor in the process of building a new global and sustainable energy model. We therefore maintain a firm commitment to the Ten Principles of the Global Compact, the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The ten principles of the Global Compact

  • United Nations initiative

    Creation of the ten principles of the Global Compact 

  • Our response

    We were one of the first Spanish companies to join the United Nations Global Compact. We did this in 2002, incorporating the principles of this pact into our corporate integrity and sustainability policy and strategy regulations.

    In 2019, we reached the advanced level, the top category awarded to companies that show a high level of performance on sustainability and adopt and report on a set of good corporate sustainability management and governance practices.

    Currently we are members of and actively participate in the Executive Committee of the Spanish Network of the Global Compact, the national platform in charge of promoting these principles in the Spanish business sector.

    The United Nations Global Compact establishes these 10 universal principles to promote corporate social responsibility.

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The Ten Principles of the Global Compact

Human rights

  • 01.

    Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights within their area of influence.

  • 02.

    Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour

  • 03.

    Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

  • 04.

    Businesses should support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.

  • 05.

    Businesses should support the effective abolition of child labour.

  • 06.

    Businesses should support the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

  • 07.

    Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

  • 08.

    Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

  • 09.

    Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti-corruption

  • 10.

    Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

How we apply them

Precautionary approach

Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

Environmental responsibility

Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

  • United Nations initiative

    Creation of the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights with the aim of standardising corporate responsibility and accountability on human rights.

  • Our response

    Preparation of a Human Rights Policy.

    Development of Due Diligence in Human Rights and preparation of an action plan.

The Sustainable Development Goals

  • United Nations initiative

    Creation of the 17 SDGs as a set of global objectives for facing up to common problems, such as poverty and the protection of the planet, within a sustainable development agenda.

  • Our response

    Commitments by the Enel Group and contributions from ENDESA.

    Business and Sustainability Strategy aligned with the 2030 Agenda

    See more about the SDGs at Endesa

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