Today, the Minister of Economy, Employment and Competitiveness of the Regional Government of the Community of Madrid presented Endesa CEO José Bogas with the Madrid Guarantee seal to acknowledge the company's good practices when applying coronavirus security protocols (COVID-19). Endesa is the first company in the energy sector to receive such recognition in the form of a quality seal that certifies and promotes the good practices adopted by companies in the region. Only created last May, the company has received the seal in three categories: 'Compliance Measures', which certifies compliance with regulations and the basic prevention recommendations established by the public administrations; 'Extraordinary Measures', which confirms that the organisation has gone beyond the basic requirements to ensure people’s health; and, lastly, 'Solidarity Actions', which acknowledges social solidarity activities during the pandemic.
The Madrid Guarantee seal award ceremony was held at the new Endesa retail office in Calle Ortega y Gasset, Madrid. It was attended by the director general of Industry, Energy and Mines, David Valle; the managing director of Fenercom (the Community of Madrid Energy Foundation), Pedro Vila-Belda; the chief officer of the Madrid Foundation for Competitiveness, Félix Losada; the director general of Institutional Relations and Regulation, José Casas; and the Endesa executive managing director of Communication, Ignacio Jiménez, among others.
Endesa CEO José Bogas expressed his gratitude for the award. “It comes to ratify our conviction that together we can and must continue to overcome this complex scenario. At Endesa we are continuing to forge ahead with our Covid-19 Public Responsibility Plan, which, in this second phase, will allocate €13 million to actions to reactivate the industrial fabric and social inclusion by offering support to the most vulnerable families."
This award and the inclusion of Endesa in the Guarantee Madrid scheme, the Community of Madrid Reactivation Plan initiative designed by the Madrid Excellent Certification and Recognition Area of the Madrid Foundation for Competitiveness, further endorse the company's role in managing Covid-19, for which it launched a Public Responsibility Plan in March to respond to the health, economic and social crisis, which is endowed with €25 million.