Enel Americas was distinguished for its outstanding performance in sustainability and was included for the first time in the Sustainability Yearbook 2019

Published on Monday, 18 February 2019

·         It also received the Industry Mover award for being the company that made the most progress in terms of sustainability in relation to its performance of the previous year.

Santiago, February 18, 2019 –   Enel Americas was confirmed as one of the companies with the highest score in the electric utilities category and was included, for the first time, in "The Sustainability Yearbook 2019", a sustainability yearbook prepared by the RobecoSAM investment firm aimed at distinguishing companies that have demonstrated their strengths in this topic.

In addition, Enel Americas received the Industry Mover Award, a distinction given to companies that have made the greatest proportional advances in their performance in sustainability as compared to the previous year.

"This distinction confirms Enel Américas’ commitment to have sustainability as a pillar of our business. In the current competitive and evolving scenario, it is necessary for sustainability to be inherent to each company and play a leading role. Acknowledgments like this confirm the work we are doing at Enel Américas to lead this change and also demonstrate how sustainability can create an important financial value for our investors," said Maurizio Bezzeccheri, CEO of Enel Américas.

 “We congratulate Enel Américas for its distinction as Industry Mover in The Sustainability Yearbook 2019, which shows the companies with the best performance among their peers in the industry and in terms of financially important ESG metrics. As the level of Corporate Sustainability Assessment improves, the yearbook remains a highly credible source of information on corporate sustainability. This year it was launched under the SAM brand, with greater public access to the percentile rankings of all companies," stated Daniel Wild, PhD, Co-CEO of RobecoSAM.

RobecoSAM is an investment specialist which has focused exclusively on sustainable investments for more than 23 years. The Sustainability Yearbook 2019 recognized 458 companies from 36 countries. The yearbook shows the sustainability performance of the largest companies in the world and includes 15% of the most important companies in different categories. This 16th edition of The Sustainability Yearbook was launched under SAM, the brand now designated for distinct activities with and for those companies that interact with it in connection with the corporate sustainability assessment (CSA). With more than 2.4 million data points in the most important ESG criteria from a financial point of view in each industry, the yearbook continues to be a complete guide to the largest and best performing companies in the world. This year, The Sustainability Yearbook awarded 236 medals to those companies that achieved the best sustainability performance compared to their peers in their respective categories

Enel Américas - a subsidiary of the Enel Group - is one of the main private electric multinationals in Latin America. Currently, it has direct and indirect participation in the electricity generation, transmission, and distribution businesses and related areas. It has operations in four countries in the region: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. During 2018 the company was confirmed in the FTSE4Good Emerging Index, the Vigeo Eiris Best Emerging Markets ranking, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Chile, and was included for the first time in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index.