Endesa features once again on Euronext Vigeo indices as one of the world's 120 most sustainable companies

Published on Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Endesa has featured once again on the Euronext Vigeo indices, which include the 120 most advanced companies in terms of sustainability in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. These indices assess companies in accordance with three "responsible investment" pillars: social, environmental and good governance. Endesa was admitted to the World 120 index at the end of 2014 and it has been ranked on the Eurozone 120 and Europe 120 indices since they were created in 2012.

The Enel Group has also retained its place on the Euronext Vigeo - World 120 indices and the regional indices, Euronext Vigeo - Eurozone 120 and Europe 120, featuring the 120 most sustainable companies with the largest floating capital in the Eurozone and Europe, respectively. Enel has been included in these indices since they were created four years ago. 

Apart from these three classifications, the Enel Group is also ranked on the main sustainability indices in the world, including the Dow Jones Worldwide Sustainability Index, the FTSE4Good, the STOXX Global ESG Leaders and the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.

These indices recognise leading companies that make their commitment to sustainable development the basis of their corporate strategy. They specifically highlight the 120 listed companies in the world (Vigeo World 120), in Europe (Vigeo Europe 120) and in the Eurozone (Eurozone 120) with the most significant commitment to the integration of environmental, social and ethical criteria in their daily corporate management, among the 1,500 listed companies with the largest floating capital in the world.

Vigeo Eiris’ indices are prepared by analysing around 330 indicators for each company, based on 38 criteria, including: respect for the environment, a commitment to respect human rights and the recognition of human capital in companies, stakeholder relations, corporate governance and business ethics, integrity in influencing policy and efforts to fight corruption and the prevention of social and environmental dumping in the supply and subcontracting chain. Euronext-Vigeo Eiris reviews the index every six months to confirm that the sustainability credentials of the companies it includes are updated constantly, following latest parameters and global requirements.

Endesa was included for the fifteenth consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, beating a new record in the economic dimension, by achieving its maximum overall score since its inclusion for the first time in 2001 and reaching global leadership in this dimension together with Enel. 

Furthermore, Endesa was recently recognised as one of the top companies in the world that are leading the fight against climate change, as reflected in the last Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) report, the most prestigious index in terms of climate change, which offers global information about emission-reduction plans and the transparency of companies in their actions to mitigate climate change.

Endesa has once again been included in the top 5 Spanish listed companies in terms of transparency in the dissemination of information pursuant to the Sixth Edition of the Reporta Report, a study created by Deva Comunicación since 2010 which rates the quality of the information that Spanish listed companies publicly disclose. Endesa has topped this ranking since its launch.

These recognitions are testament to Endesa’s real commitment to sustainable development, positioning the company as a world reference in the generation of long-term sustainable value through its contribution to the economic, social and environmental progress of the communities and territories in which it operates. 

This commitment to sustainable development by Endesa has also attracted a growing interest from socially responsible investment funds: Based on the last figures at December 2015, socially responsible investors (SRIs) hold 12.6% of Endesa’s total shares in circulation equivalent to 42.11% of the company’s free float.

Enel’s commitment to achieve the highest sustainability standards has also caught the attention of socially responsible investment funds: Based on the last figures at December 2015, SRIs hold 7.7% of Enel’s total shares in circulation (5.9% at December 2014), equivalent to 10.3% of the company’s free float (8.6% at December 2014).